American Journal of Transportation and Logistics


Analysis of Road Accidents in Bangladesh

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Analysis of Road Accidents in Bangladesh Md. Sharif Hossen Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Comilla University (CoU), Bangladesh Recently road accidents are regular occurrences in all over the world. With the growth of motorization, urbanization and number of road users, the number of accidents and fatalities on road are increasing with the passage of time. In Bangladesh, thousands of people die every year due to street accidents. Most of the road accidents take place in the urban areas and in the highways. Proper and rational rates of accidents and corresponding trends are required to understand or judge the situation accordingly. In this paper, an investigation has been done to evaluate the rate of road traffic accidents and fatalities trends in terms of total number of accidents per year, and total number of registered vehicles per year using police reported accident data. Here, investigated results show that the proportion of accidents and fatalities from year 2010 to 2016 is approximately 1. It is really alarming situation in Bangladesh for increasing the number of fatalities with the equal number of accidents. Besides, number of fatalities is greater than number of accidents (equal to 2027) in the year 2014. The rate of accident, fatality, injury and causality is increasing in the year from 2014 to 2016 under the calculation of excluding motor cycles compared to including motor cycles. Keywords: road accidents; fatalities; injuries; bangladesh road transport authority; traffic ...

Intermodal Terminal Design for Autonomous Freight Transportation Systems

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Intermodal Terminal Design for Autonomous Freight Transportation Systems Sirwan Shahooei1, Mohammad Najafi2, Siamak Ardekani3, Fateme Rezaeifar4 1 Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington; 2 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington; 3 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington; 4 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington This paper investigates the design and operation of an intermodal terminal for Underground Freight Transportation (UFT) system. UFT is considered as a new mode of freight transportation that uses pipelines for transporting freight between two intermodal terminals. The load size and route length of the UFT system can be variable depending on the purpose and specifications of the project. In this paper two sizes of loads and two route lengths are considered to show that the terminal design and operation are independent from route length and load size. Each UFT route starts at the Port of Houston where shipping container or pallet size loads will be delivered to the UFT system. The short-haul route ends at a proposed intermodal satellite terminal outside Houston and the long-haul route terminates in a proposed intermodal inland port in Dallas. This paper develops inclusive equations to estimate the operational attributes of the UFT intermodal terminal. These attributes include operational headway, system flow, fleet size, and number of handlers/forklifts required in operation of the terminal. Based on the terminal operation requirements, a typical design for a UFT intermodal terminal is presented. In addition, the loading/unloading process and the freight circulation scheme are discussed. Although, this schematic terminal design and operation are for shipping container loads, but the same concept can be applied to smaller scale loads such as pallets. Keywords: Freight Transportation, Intermodal Terminal Design, Freight Pipeline, ...

Air pollution dispersion models-special reference to input parameters and application in sustainable urban planning

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Air pollution dispersion models-special reference to input parameters and application in sustainable urban planning 1Dr. Akshey Bhargava, 2Mamta Khatri, 3Swati Bhargava, 4Disha Bhatt 1 Senior Professor, Global Institute of Engineering and Technology, JLNT University, Hyderabad, India. 2 Environmental engineer, LD College Of Engineering, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India. 3 Masters in ‘Sustainable Environmental Design (SED) AA School of Architecture, London, UK. 4Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Parul Institute of Planning, Gujarat, India Air pollution dispersion models have different applications including in sustainable urban planning. It is a model showing picture of reality and is widely used to make predictions thereby solve problems and make compatible strategies for the management of specific environmental problems. The output of a model is precisely dependent on source strength of pollutants, meteorology, topography, dispersion coefficients, and plume rise and so on so forth. An effort has been made in the present paper by the authors to precisely estimate the source strength, dispersion coefficients, plume rise etc along with type of air diffusion models and their relevance on urban planning. Keywords: Air pollution, atmospheric dispersion models, source strength, urban planning, atmospheric conditions ...

Factors Affecting E-bike Mode Choice in a Medium-sized Chinese City

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Factors Affecting E-bike Mode Choice in a Medium-sized Chinese City Dong Meixuan School of Urban Planning and Design, Shenzhen, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School Chinese medium-sized cities have different travel characteristics compared to big cities. And as the rapid development of e-bike in China, some problems such as transportation safety has been discussed by scholars. This paper examines the factors affecting residents’ travel mode choice in medium-sized city using travel survey data collected from residents in Zhongshan city. An estimated nested logit model of travel mode choice reveals that: (1) Older people prefer to travel by e-bikes than younger people. (2) Residents who own e-bikes tend to choose e-bikes, while not other vehicles. And the profession of people who prefer to travel by electric bicycle the white collar and blue collar. (3) About the attitude of Zhongshan residents to choose the way of transportation, the e-bike is considered the least safe, and electric bicycle users are concerned about the improvement of bicycle lanes. (4) The influence of built environment in the place of origin and the place of destination on the choice of e-bikes is different. (5) There is a substitution effect between e-bikes and traditional bicycles. The results strongly suggest that e-bike is a kind of important transportation in Chinese medium-sized city, and it is likely to regulate e-bike by transportation policies. Keywords: E-bike, Travel behavior, Medium-sized Chinese cities, Zhongshan ...

Professor Dr. Bruce Chien-Ta Ho
Chairman, Institute of Technology Management, Director, Center for Electronic Commerce & Knowledge Economics Research, Institute of Technology Management, National Chung Hsing University

Dr. Akshey Bhargava
Senior Professor, Civil Engineering, Global Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad

Dr. Malgorzata Pankowska
Professor, University of Economics, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Informatics and Communication

Dr. Yas Al-Sultani
Associate Professor, Innovation and Technology Management, Arabian Gulf University

Dr. Rajeev Rathi
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University

Dr. Er. Sitesh Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Career Point University

Dr. Rifat Reşatoğlu
Assistant Professor, Near East University

Dr Talha Harcar
Professor of Marketing and International Business, Department of Business Administration, Penn State University, Beaver Campus, Monaca, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Mark Goh
Professor, National University of Singapore

Dr. Saad Sarsam
Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad

Dr. P.K.Agarwal
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,MANIT Bhopal

Dr. Md. Mamun Habib
Associate Professor, BRAC Business School (BBS), BRAC University, Bangladesh; Visiting Scientist, University of Texas – Arlington (UTA), USA

Dr. Eng.Ahmed Kadhim Hussein
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Babylon

Dr. Mohammad Israr 
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Sur University College, Sur, Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Harish Nagar
Associate Professor, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Sangam University

Dr. Sirwan Shahooei
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington

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