Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges And Opportunities In Urban Public Transportation by Thomas AbdallahSustainable Mass Transit: Challenges And Opportunities In Urban Public Transportation by Thomas Abdallah

Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges And Opportunities In Urban Public Transportation

byThomas Abdallah

Paperback | May 12, 2017

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Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Public Transportationexamines the numerous types of mass transit systems, looking closely at all their key functions, including operations, maintenance, development, design, building and retrofitting. It examines the mitigation measures that reduce or eliminate negative environmental impacts, including green infrastructure, materials conservation, ecological conservation and other sustainable initiatives.

The book explores organizational best practices, environmental regulatory constraints and life-cycle assessments, describing which sustainable elements can be added while rehabilitating or expanding a mass transportation infrastructure or ancillary facility. The book concludes with a look at forthcoming sustainable initiatives that will enhance mass transit systems.



  • Contains case studies from the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia
  • Uses applied research written by transportation practitioners and scholars
  • Explores how Environmental Management System frameworks improve environmental performance in the operations, maintenance, design, rehabilitation and expansion of a mass transportation system
  • Shows how teams from different fields, entities, agencies and cities can work together to solve complex sustainability challenges
Thomas Abdallah has more than 30 years experience in the environmental and transportation fields. He is Deputy Vice President & Chief Environmental Engineer for New York City Transit and an Adjunct Professor in Columbia University's Sustainability Management graduate program.
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Title:Sustainable Mass Transit: Challenges And Opportunities In Urban Public TransportationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 12, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128112999

ISBN - 13:9780128112991

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Table of Contents

1. Sustainable Mass Transit 2. Infrastructure, Facilities and Vehicles 3. Energy 4. Environmental Impacts 5. Sustainable Elements - Trains 6. Sustainable Elements - Buses 7. The Future 8. Construction - Environmental Mitigation 9. Environmental Management Systems 10. Final Concluding Remarks