Advances in Urban Bus

A bus (contracted from omnibus, with variants multibus, motorbus, autobus, etc.) is a road vehicle that carries significantly more passengers than an average car or van. It is most commonly used in public transport, but is also in use for charter purposes, or through private ownership. Although the average bus carries between 30 and 100 passengers, some buses have a capacity of up to 300 passengers. The most common type is the single-deck rigid bus, with double-decker and articulated buses carrying larger loads, and midibuses and minibuses carrying smaller loads. Coaches are used for longer-distance services. Many types of buses, such as city transit buses and inter-city coaches, charge a fare. Other types, such as elementary or secondary school buses or shuttle buses within a post-secondary education campus, are free. In many jurisdictions, bus drivers require a special large vehicle licence above and beyond a regular driving licence.

Sample Chapter(s)
preface (47 KB)
Components of the Book:
  • Chapter 1
    Traveling By Bus Instead Of Car On Urban Major Roads: Safety Benefits For Vehicle Occupants, Pedestrians, And Cyclists
  • Chapter 2
    The Social Perception Of Urban Transport In The City Of Madrid: The Application Of The Servicescape Model To The Bus And Underground Services
  • Chapter 3
    Electric And Biomethane‑Fuelled Urban Buses: Comparison Of Environmental Performance Of Different Powertrains
  • Chapter 4
    Transit Ridership Modeling At The Bus Stop Level: Comparison Of Approaches Focusing On Count And Spatially Dependent Data
  • Chapter 5
    Impact Of Viscosity Modifier On Asphalt Properties Used For Bus Rapid Transit Lane In Chengdu
  • Chapter 6
    Mitigating Bus Bunching With Real‑Time Crowding Information
  • Chapter 7
    Occupation Exposed To Road-Traffic Emissions And Respiratory Health Among Congolese Transit Workers, Particularly Bus Conductors, In Kinshasa: A Cross-Sectional Study
  • Chapter 8
    Forecasting Bus Ridership Using A “Blended Approach”
  • Chapter 9
    Suppose Your Bus Broke Down And Nobody Came
  • Chapter 10
    Effects Of The Covid‑19 Pandemic On Public Bus Occupancy And Real‑World Tailpipe Emissions Of Gaseous Pollutants Per Passenger Kilometer Traveled
  • Chapter 11
    Travelers’ Preferences Regarding The Interior Of Public Buses: A Hierarchical Information Integration Approach
  • Chapter 12
    Predictable Policing: Measuring The Crime Control Benefits Of Hotspots Policing At Bus Stops
  • Chapter 13
    Adas At Work: Assessing Professional Bus Drivers’ Experience And Acceptance Of A Narrow Navigation System
  • Chapter 14
    A Multi-User Decision Support System For Online City Bus Tour Planning
  • Chapter 15
    A Spatially Explicit Optimization Model For The Selection Of Sustainable Transport Technologies At Regional Bus Companies
Readership: Students, academics, teachers and other people attending or interested in Urban Bus
Giampiero Mastinu
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Via privata Giuseppe La Masa, 1, 20156 Milan, Italy

Oded Cats
Department of Transport and Planning, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Masamitsu Eitoku
Department of Environmental Medicine, Kochi University Medical School, Oko-cho Kohasu, Nankoku, Kochi 783-8505, Japan

Alex Muro
State University of New York, Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue AS 218, Albany, NY 12222, USA

Peter van der Waerden
Urban Planning Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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