Transportation and Health

Transportation and Health

The book provides valuable information on how and why to take health into consideration in transport planning and policy, showing how to estimate the impacts of transport on health in planning, policymaking, education and workforce ...

Author: Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128191361

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Transportation and Health provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the many linkages between transport and health, the available tools needed to estimate and evaluate the health impacts of transport, future technologies, the developments that can change the direction and magnitude of the health impacts, and the policy and education issues that can result in better practice and knowledge translation. The book provides valuable information on how and why to take health into consideration in transport planning and policy, showing how to estimate the impacts of transport on health in planning, policymaking, education and workforce development.
Categories: Political Science

International Encyclopedia of Transportation

International Encyclopedia of Transportation

In an increasingly globalised world, despite reductions in costs and time, transportation has become even more important as a facilitator of economic and human interaction; this is reflected in technical advances in transportation systems, ...

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Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0081026714

Category: Computers

Page: 4226

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International Encyclopedia of Transportation emphasizes the interaction between the different aspects of research and aims to offer new solutions to understanding these problems. Through 9 volumes, the series takes a familiar dimension of work on transportation, bringing together the views of experts from different disciplinary perspectives. Each volume highlights aspects of work in many disciplinary fields, including engineering, operations research, economics, geography, and sociology to understand the changes taking place. Constraints on public budgets have led to increasing pressure on the private sector to fund improvements requiring new and innovative financial solutions. While there are clear differences in the nature of the pressures felt in developed and less developed economies, there is an increasing recognition that in all societies there are accessibility problems where certain groups become disadvantaged. While the problems are clearly multidimensional, research on transportation is often constrained by single disciplinary approaches, hence this book tries to overcome boundaries. Provides a forward looking and integrated approach to transportation Updated with future technological impacts, such as self-driving vehicles, cyber-physical systems and big data analytics Includes comprehensive coverage Presents a worldwide approach, including sets of comparative studies and applications
Categories: Computers

When Democracies Deliver

When Democracies Deliver

Both transportation and health have witnessed impressive advances in transparency and auditing. Whereas the constant powering in Argentina disrupted similar efforts, transparency and accountability have flourished in Brazil. Why?

Author: Katherine Bersch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108472272

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Drawing on cognitive-psychological findings and fieldwork, this book explains how government reforms are enacted and why they succeed or fail.
Categories: Political Science

Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Fortunately concurrent advances in transportation and communications via highways and electronic devices have permitted the concentration of health care personnel in relation to effectiveness . This concentration of health care ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3556926

Category: Finance, Public

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Categories: Finance, Public

Hearings

Hearings

Fortunately concurrent advances in transportation and communications — via highways and electronic devices have permitted the concentration of health care personnel in relation to effectiveness . This concentration of health care ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate

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ISBN: UOM:35112202636256

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Transportation Infrastructure Engineering A Multimodal Integration SI Version

Transportation Infrastructure Engineering  A Multimodal Integration  SI Version

Advances in transportation have contributed to the quality of life and have expanded opportunities to engage in the pursuit of happiness, a right of Americans stated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.

Author: Lester A. Hoel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111786083

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 674

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Transportation Infrastructure Engineering: A Multimodal Integration, intended to serve as a resource for courses in transportation engineering, emphasizes transportation in an overall systems perspective. It can serve as a textbook for an introductory course or for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate courses. This book, unlike the widely used textbook, Traffic and Highway Engineering, serves a different purpose and is intended for a broader audience. Its objective is to provide an overview of transportation from a multi-modal viewpoint rather than emphasizing a particular mode in great detail. By placing emphasis on explaining the environment in which transportation operates, this book presents the big picture to assist students in understanding why transportation systems operate as they do and the role they play in a global society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Smart Energy for Transportation and Health in a Smart City

Smart Energy for Transportation and Health in a Smart City

The book includes information on various financial models of energy storage, the management of networked micro-grids, coordination of virtual energy storage systems, reliability modeling and assessment of cyber space, and the development of ...

Author: Chun Sin Lai

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

ISBN: 1119790336

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 425

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A comprehensive review of the advances of smart cities’ smart energy, transportation, infrastructure, and health Smart Energy for Transportation and Health in a Smart City offers an essential guide to the functions, characteristics, and domains of smart cities and the energy technology necessary to sustain them. The authors—noted experts on the topic—include the theoretical underpinnings, the practical information, and the potential benefits for the development of smart cities. The book includes information on various financial models of energy storage, the management of networked micro-grids, coordination of virtual energy storage systems, reliability modeling and assessment of cyber space, and the development of a vehicle-to-grid voltage support. The authors review smart transportation elements such as the advanced metering infrastructure for electric vehicle charging, power system dispatching with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and the best practices for low power wide area network technologies. In addition, the book explores smart health that is based on the Internet of Things and smart devices that can help improve patient care processes and decrease costs while maintaining quality. This important resource: Examines the challenges and opportunities that arise with the development of smart cities Presents a state-of-the-art financial models of smart energy storage Clearly explores the elements of a smart city based on the advancement of information and communication technology Contains a review of advances in smart health for smart cities Includes a variety of real-life case studies that illustrate the various components of a smart city Written for practicing engineers and engineering students, Smart Energy for Transportation and Health in Smart Cities offers a practical guide to the various aspects that create a sustainable smart city.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Transportation Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Home Healthcare Emerging Research and Opportunities

Transportation  Logistics  and Supply Chain Management in Home Healthcare  Emerging Research and Opportunities

While highlighting topics such as hybrid energy, scheduling optimization, and forecasting techniques, this book is ideally designed for outpatient doctors and nurses, transportation professionals, logisticians, home healthcare managers, ...

Author: Euchi, Jalel

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799802709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

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With advancing technology and the digitization of the modern era, businesses are required to adopt the latest innovations computer science and information technology have to offer. The field of home healthcare must utilize the finest available operations management systems in order to remain relevant in a globalized world while also providing the best treatment possible to its patients. Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management in Home Healthcare: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that provides theoretical and empirical research on logistics management and transportation and scheduling routing and their applications in home healthcare and logistics. While highlighting topics such as hybrid energy, scheduling optimization, and forecasting techniques, this book is ideally designed for outpatient doctors and nurses, transportation professionals, logisticians, home healthcare managers, computer scientists, logistic engineers, health practitioners, academicians, researchers, and students.
Categories: Business & Economics

Departments of Labor and Health Education and Welfare Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1970

Departments of Labor  and Health  Education  and Welfare Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1970

Fortunately concurrent advances transportation and communications via highways and electronic devices have ermitted the concentration of health care personnel in relation to effectiveness . his concentration of health care personnel is ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119588346

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Analyzing Impacts of Transportation and Non transportation Activities on Human Health with an Advanced Platform for Collecting Travel and Physical Activity Data

Analyzing Impacts of Transportation and Non transportation Activities on Human Health with an Advanced Platform for Collecting Travel and Physical Activity Data

Recently much attention is paid to the lack of physical activities that may cause the health problems in many counties.

Author: Raed Abdullah Hasan

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ISBN: OCLC:1176281083

Category: Choice of transportation

Page: 168

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Recently much attention is paid to the lack of physical activities that may cause the health problems in many counties. Travel activities provide a certain amount of physical activities, and the active transportation, such as walking and cycling, becomes more important as an essential element of transportation. The active transportation is expected to contribute to improving human health by reducing cardiovascular disease, obesity, and premature death. However, detailed relationship between the transportation choices and human health has not been well understood. Therefore, there is a need for investigating traveler behaviors and how their choices affect physical activities and public health. The first part of the dissertation explores the role of societal cultures and their impact on choosing active transportation modes. Through a multinational survey conducted in the selected cities of the United States, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq, the sociocultural factors that influence transportation mode choices especially active transportation are identified. The second part of the study involves using a mobile application platform named Physical Activity through Smart Travel Activity (PASTA) to monitor the travel and physical activities of transportation users. The PASTA platform includes mobile data communication, big data analysis, activity classification, transportation mode detection, and physical activity quantification on different interfaces, such as smartphones, cloud databases, and computers. The platform provides data to compare physical activities attributable to transportation across different geographical areas. The PASTA platform is tested in Texas and Michigan and proves to be useful in apportioning the total physical activity into travel-related physical activities and non-travel related physical activities. A transportation mode detection (TMD) system is also developed to process the data collected from PASTA based on machine learning techniques. The third part of the dissertation employs the integrated transportation and health impact model (ITHIM) and enhances the concept of ITHIM by adding the quantitative data obtained from PASTA. Mechanisms for collecting data on physical activities (PA) related to or not related to transportation in previous studies relied on questionnaires and interviews of specific samples in the community. Instead, the PASTA platform provides an automated mechanism for gathering the daily activities of people, especially with regard to physical activities and travel behaviors. The study also introduces the physical activity minute (PAM), an indicator of changes in activity levels, which is an alternative to the metabolic equivalence of the task (METs), which is often a constant value for any type of physical activity. By coupling the data from PASTA, this research substantially reduces the limitations in the previous ITHIM and upgrades the model to conform to the current technological advances. The last part of the dissertation discusses the relationship between the levels of physical activity of individuals, their socio-economic features and body shapes using descriptive analysis and path analysis. Three sets of data are used in this study, such as the questionnaire, body shape tests, and physical activity levels associated with transportation. Socio-economic and body shape factors such as race, age, gender, state of residence, percent of body fat, are found to have significant direct and indirect effects on physical activity. The findings of this study help in incorporating human health into transportation planning by addressing health outcomes impacted by physical activities associated with transportation choices considering peoples socioeconomic and body composition profiles. This dissertation makes an effort to analyze and quantify participants actual physical activities by using recent wearable devices with sensing and GPS tracking technology. The dissertation addresses health outcomes impacted by physical activities associated with transportation options. The study provides information that can be used to enhance community awareness of the health benefits that resulted from different transportation mode choices. Overall, the findings of this study can be used to incorporate human health in transportation planning.
Categories: Choice of transportation