Transportation Statistics

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Edited by Brian W. Sloboda
Hardcover, 6×9, 316 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-008-2
June 2009

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In recent years, transportation systems have been judged on performance-based outcomes, thus, quantitative methods have become increasingly important to such assessments. Transportation Statistics brings together the work of outstanding experts on the latest methods and the applications of those methods to the many modes of transportation statistics at the international level. It details applications of the appropriate statistical methods and other quantitative methods such as operations research and performance measurement. You’ll find examples and explications of the techniques used in transportation modeling such as travel demand, travel demand forecasting, freight analysis, the environment and much more. This one-of-a-kind, definitive technical reference will equip practitioners, policy-makers, and academic researchers with state-of-the-art statistical tools used in transportation modeling, how to interpret results and how to analyze the implications of those results.

Key Features

  • Presents up-to-date applications of statistical and econometric methods to transportation data rather than statistical theory
  • Offers transportation statistical applications that reflect current international research
  • Emphasizes applied processes and illustrates how these methods can be successfully used and interpreted
  • Provides insight into the variety of data collection sources used in statistical analysis
  • Draws on the many advances in statistical analysis of transportation data as a result of increasing computing power

About the author(s)

Brian W. Sloboda was a former economist at the Bureau of Transportation Statistics in the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the U.S. Department of Commerce. While at the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, he did research in examining the relationship of transportation and the economy, productivity in the various modes of transportation; and tourism and transportation. Currently, he is a pricing economist at the US Postal Service. He is also teaching economics and statistics as an adjunct faculty for the University of Phoenix, University of Maryland, Park University, and the USDA Graduate School.

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“This book provides a knowledgeable application of statistical and econometric methods to transportation data used in ongoing research. It gives priority to applied processes and describes how these methods can be successfully used and interpreted. It also provides awareness into the variety of data collection sources used in statistical analysis, interprets results, and analyzes the implication of those results. It is worth reading this book for a better understanding of transportation data analysis using statistical techniques that are specifically applicable to transportation.”

Bhuiyan Monwar Alam and Mohammad AbdulkaleemJournal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 49, No. 3 (Fall 2010)