By Kenneth Button (editor)
This concise and obviously concentrated Dictionary, with contributions through the top specialists of their fields, brings order and readability to a subject matter that could be afflicted by confusion over terminology and ideas. It offers a bridge among the tutorial disciplines concerned and illustrates the applying of transportation coverage that crosses various administrative divisions. slicing via jargon, the entries be aware of the social technology features of transportation research, defining some of the phrases utilized in transportation, and delivering useful info on many of the significant associations and applied sciences affecting this quarter This concise and entire Dictionary may be a useful addition to libraries and study institutes and a important source for somebody with an curiosity within the research of delivery.
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Mike Hirst and David Pitfield airports Although the role of an airport in an aviation network may be obvious, it is difficult to give a precise definition. Various activities take place at airports, some of which may not even be the responsibility of the airport operator. Air-side activities, land-side activities and air traffic control are all relevant activities that take place at an airport. Some airport operators may choose to offer certain services themselves, while other airports license third parties to offer these services.
Airports are usually regulated by means of price caps or rate-of-return regulation. Access to airports, by airlines, either incumbent or new entrants, is then left unregulated, and could be the source of formidable inefficiencies. At many slot-constrained airports where demand exceeds capacity, slots (the right to land or take off during a specific time interval) are usually allocated according to ‘grandfather rights’; an airline that used a slot in the previous period may also operate it in the current period.
LPG is considered particularly attractive for commercial vehicles which operate in an urban environment. A number of buses and local authority vehicles have been converted. Heavy diesel engines are relatively easy to convert to run on LPG or compressed natural gas (CNG), although they have to be turned into spark-ignition engines. Natural gas, or methane, has a lower energy density and therefore needs a larger additional tank, although it has a slight emissions advantage over LPG. It burns cleanly and is readily available in many parts of the world, with a more equal distribution than oil.
A dictionary of transport analysis by Kenneth Button (editor)