States Academic Press
Civil Engineering - Transport Engineering
Road transportation is the transit of goods and people on roads. Cargo is transported by trucking companies, and passengers are transported via mass transit. The transportation of goods depends on the local infrastructure, the distance the goods are to be transported by road, the kind of goods transported, and the volume and weight of an individual shipment. Major roads today are primarily made of concrete, while local roads are made of asphalt. The design of modern pavements is such that these can support heavier vehicular loads and faster speeds. All roadways have signs, signals or pavement markings to control traffic. This book elucidates the various aspects in the planning and management of road transportation in a multidisciplinary manner. It presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. With state-of-the-art inputs by acclaimed experts of this field, this book targets students and professionals.