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Using Decision Support Systems for Transportation Planning Efficiency

Using Decision Support Systems for Transportation Planning Efficiency

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Science and Engineering for 2019.

Ebru V. Ocalir-Akunal (Gazi University, Turkey)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 475
ISBN13: 9781466686489|ISBN10: 1466686480|EISBN13: 9781466686496|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8648-9


The integration of technology into the transport planning sector has allowed for more stable, yet increasingly complex models that enable better analysis techniques and new approaches to decision making. These modern advances ensure higher productivity in addressing various planning problems.

Using Decision Support Systems for Transportation Planning Efficiency is a valuable reference source of the latest scholarly research on the vast improvements that computational innovations have made for transportation planners. Featuring extensive coverage on a range of topics relating to spatial planning, environmental risks of transport, and traffic information systems, this publication is a pivotal reference source for transportation planners, professionals, and academicians seeking expert information on a multitude of transportation issues.

This publication features timely chapters relevant to the area of transport planning, including artificial neural network models, logistics hubs, urban growth and expansion, accessibility modeling, sustainable mobility, hazardous materials transport, and urban intersections.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessibility Modeling
  • Artificial Neural Network Models
  • Hazardous Materials Transport
  • Logistics Hubs
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Urban Growth and Expansion
  • Urban Intersections

Reviews and Testimonials

Civil engineers and other contributors, mostly from Turkey, address transportation planning problems that can be solved by decision support systems, to help transportation planning professionals and students extent their expert information and domain knowledge. Their topics include a data envelopment method for analyzing the efficiency of Turkey's transportation system using a decision support model, the evolution of logistics hubs and a conceptual framework for logistics hubs location decision, a decision support system based on an analytical hierarchy process for urban intersections in transportation planning, integrated spatial planning for protected areas and transportation infrastructures, and a survey of literature on hazardous materials transportation.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ebru V. Ocalir-Akunal is an associate professor in the City and Regional Planning Department of the Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. She graduated from the City and Regional Planning Department of Gazi University in 1993. She completed her master’s studies in the Regional Planning Department of the METU in 1996. She got her Ph. D. degree from the Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering of Vienna University of Technology in 2003. She carried out post-doctoral studies in the Research Centre of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering of Vienna University of Technology in 2010. Her main topics of research are the development of spatial structures and mobility and decision support systems.