Monday, April 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
16 W. 61st Street, 11th Floor Auditorium10023 New York, NY
This book analyzes the successful implementations of automated transit in various international locations, such as Paris, Toronto, London, and Kuala Lumpur, and investigates the apparent lack of automated transit applications in the urban environment in the United States. The book begins with a brief definition of automated transit and its historical development. After a thorough description of the technical specifications, the author highlights a few applications from each sub-group of the automated transit spectrum. International case studies display various technologies and their applications, and identify vital factors that affect each system and performance evaluations of existing applications. The book then discusses the planning and operation of automated transit applications at both macro and micro levels. Finally, the book covers a number of less successful concepts, as well as the lessons learned, allowing readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the topic.
Rongfang (Rachel) Liu, Ph.D., AICP, P.E.
Transportation Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
About the Speaker(s):
Dr. Liu is a transportation professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Her primary research interests are in the areas of multimodal and intermodal transportation planning, which focus on the interaction and coordination of various transportation modes, such as walkways, highways and private cars, buses, rails, and airlines. Rachel has explored the use of guided transport systems within the intermodal and multimodal environment. The eager anticipation for automated and/or driverless cars has created excellent education, research, and project development opportunities for one of her particular interests: automated transit. Her latest book: Automated Transit: Planning, Operation, and Applications, published by Wiley (2016) and peer reviewed by renowned scholars, is the first in-depth, comprehensive analysis on automated and/or driverless transit. Maintaining a high degree of trust and professional networks with various transportation agencies, especially transit service providers. Dr. Liu has led a number of transit research projects for New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT); Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA); and Transit Cooperation Research Program (TCRP) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Rachel also served as the Chair person for AP040 Committee: Automated Transit Systems, TRB, NASEM, 2008 -2014.
About the Speaker