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Publications by the Urban Transportation Systems Group

Books by Professor Vuchic:

  • Urban Transit Operations, Planning, and Economics
    John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005, 644 pp.

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  • Transportation for Livable Cities
    CUPR--Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, 1999, 352 pp.

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  • Urban Public Transportation Systems and Technology
    Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1981, 673 pp.
    Serbo-Croatian translation published by Naucna Knjiga, Belgrade 1987.
    Japanese translation published by Gihodo Shuppan, Inc., Tokyo, 1990.

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  • Gray and Hoel (Editors), Public Transportation: Planning, Operations and Management
    (Vuchic author of two chapters)
    Prentice-Hall, 1992.

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  • Transit Operating Manual
    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), 1978, 220 pp.

Recent Dissertations (1990 - present):

  • Casello, J.M. Improving regional transportation system performance through increased suburban intermodalism: A user cost modeling approach. December, 2003.

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  • Tehan, Brian J. An Evaluation of U.S. Employer Trip Reduction Programs: Urban Transportation Planning and Policy Implications. 1999.

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  • Lee, Young-Jae. Analysis and Optimization of Transit Network Design with Integrated Routing and Scheduling. 1998.

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  • Shin, Yong Eun. Analysis of PhysicalRelationship between City and Transport System via Land Consumption. 1997.

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  • Krstanoski, Nikola. Rapid Transit Line Performance Analysis : A Stochastic Approach. 1996.

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  • Bruun, C. Eric. Calculation and Evaluation of the Time-Area Parameter for Different Transportation Modes. 1992.

Recent Papers (1995 - present):

  • Casello, J.M., and V.R. Vuchic, "An Evaluation of Maglev Technology and Its Comparison with High Speed Rail", Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 2, Spring 2002 (33-49). Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc., Washington, DC.

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  • Casello, J.M., and V.R. Vuchic, "Washington Metro: Planning for Growth", Urban Transportation International, No. 40, March / April 2002 (26-30).

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  • Vuchic, V.R., "Maglev vs. High Speed Rail: The Debate", Urban Transportation Monitor, 30 March, 2001, pp 9-12.

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  • Vuchic, V.R., "Comparison of LRT with Bus Semirapid Transit System", Proceedings, UITP 5th LRT Conference, UITP, Brussels, Belgium, 2001.

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  • Vuchic, V.R., "Light Rail Transit System: Its Forms and Roles in Urban Areas" Proceedings of the LRT Workshop-2000, Kaiserslautern, Germany, March, 2000, pp 27-32.

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  • Vuchic, V.R., "Die Automatisierung des U-Bahn-Systems und Erfahrungen aus Nordamerika", Internationales Forum zum Automatischen U-Bahn-Betrieb - Tagungsband, Berlin, Germany 2000, pp 221-235.

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  • Vuchic, V.R., Invited book review of "Alternate Route: Toward Efficient Urban Transportation", Transportation Journal, Vol. 38, No.3, Spring 1999, pp.68-70, Berlin, Germany 2000, pp 221-235.

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  • Bruun, E.C., V.R. Vuchic & Y-E Shin, "Time-Distance Diagrams: A Powerful Tool for Service Planning and Control", Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 2, No. 2 pp. 1-24.

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  • Vuchic, V.R. & A. Musso, "Increasing Potential of Road Pricing for Improved Efficiency of Urban Transportation", Proceedings, 8th World Conference on Transportation Research, Antwerp, Belgium, 1998.

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  • Vuchic, V.R., Y.-J. Lee, Y.E. Shin, "Travel Costs and Intermodal Distribution in Urban Transportation", Transportation Research Record 1649, 1998, pp 105-112.

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  • Vuchic, V.R., Y.E. Shin, E.C. Bruun, N. Krstanoski, "Urban Transportation Policies and Practices: United States and Its Peers", Transportation Research Record 1576, TRB, Washington DC, 1997; pp. 132-139.

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  • Vuchic, V.R., "Personal Rapid Transit: An Unrealistic System", The Urban Transportation Monitor, 22 November, 1996, p.7.

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  • Vuchic, V.R., S. Kikuchi, N. Krstanoski, Y.E. Shin, "Negative Impacts of Busway and Bus Lane Conversion into High-Occupancy Vehicle Facilities", Transportation Research Record 1496, TRB, Washington DC, 1995; pp 75-86.

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  • Vuchic, V.R. and E.C. Bruun, "Time-Area Concept: Development, Meaning and Application", Transportation Research Record 1499, TRB, Washington DC, 1995: pp. 95-104.

Submitted Papers (2004 - present)

  • Casello, J.M., and C.M. Puchalsky, "A Systems Approach to Road Pricing", submitted to Transport Policy, 2005

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  • Casello, J.M., and K. Curtis, "Comprehensive Planning in a Mid-sized Canadian Metropolitan Area", submitted to Planning Practice and Research, July 2005

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  • Casello, J.M., and C.M. Puchalsky, "A Systems Approach to Transport Pricing", submitted to Transport Policy, June 2005

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  • Casello, J.M., "Transit Competitiveness in Polycentric Metropolitan Regions", submitted to Transportation Research Part A, February 2005.

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  • Casello, J.M. and T.E. Smith, "Applying Activity Center Definitions to Transportation Analysis", submitted to Urban Studies, January 2005.

Recent Reports and Research Projects (1990 - present):

  • Puchalsky, C.M. A Comparison of Emissions from Light Rail Transit and Bus Rapid Transit. 84th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 2005.

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  • The Maglev Transportation Systems and The Baltimore-Washington Proposed Project. Sponsored by the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Baltimore, MD, January, 2001.

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  • Transportation Improvements for Increased Livability in the Philadelphia Region. Sponsored by the William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, June, 1999.

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  • The Bus Transit System: Its Underutilized Potential, report to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA - DOT), Washington DC, May 1994,82 pp.

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  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) System Operations and Possible Improvements. Sponsored by BART's contract with Professor Vuchic.

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  • Short-Term Improvements for SEPTA's Regional Rail System. Sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia, PA, 1994.

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  • A Plan for SEPTA's Regional Metrorail System, report to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA, April 1993, 170 pp.

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  • New York City Transit Authority Control Center Modernization Project, Phase I, Report to New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), Philadelphia, PA, April 1990, 98 pp.

Recent Conference Presentations (1997 - present):

Refereed Abstracts:

  • Casello, J.M, and V.R. Vuchic, "Evaluating methods to increase transit ridership: a user cost approach", accepted for presentation, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, October 2005, Kansas City MO

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  • Casello, J.M., C.M. Puchalsky, and M. Semmler, "Implementing Road Pricing Projects: a Comparison of North America and Europe", 12th International HOV Systems Conference, April 2005, Houston TX

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  • Casello, J.M., "Improving Regional Transportation System Performance through Increased Suburban Intermodalism: a User Cost Modeling Approach", The 83rd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2004.

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  • Casello, J.M., and V.R. Vuchic, "Rail Transit System Capacity: Interactions among Lines, Stations, Networks and Transfers", 81st Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2002.

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  • Casello, J.M., and V.R. Vuchic, "Transfers in Transit Networks: Theory and Practice", 79th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2000.

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  • Adler, J.L., and J.M. Casello, "A two-stage fuzzy control methodology for dynamic routing under ATIS", 8th International Conference on Travel Behaviour, Austin TX, September 1997.

Invited Presentations:

  • Casello, J.M., "Increasing Regional Transportation System Performance Through Increased Suburban Intermodalism: A User Cost Modeling Approach", University of Pennsylvania, Urban Research Institute, Urban Doctoral Symposium, 14 May 2004