Best Transportation Engineering Books

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1. PPI PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition – Comprehensive Reference Manual for the NCEES PE Civil Exam

Author: by Michael R. Lindeburg PE
PPI, a Kaplan Company
English
1486 pages

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CERM16 – The Reference Manual Every PE Civil Examinee Needs!Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s PE Civil Reference Manual, 16th Edition (Also known as CERM16) is the only reference you need to prepare for the Breadth portion of the PE Civil exam.

This comprehensive manual follows NCEES PE Civil exam specifications and addresses complex topics by parsing them into condensed, understandable, readable sections. Offering a complete review of all exam topics, this reference manual is up-to-date to the current exam specifications and design standards, and employs instructional design to enable comprehensive understanding that builds exam confidence.

The PE Civil exam is an 8-hour, open book exam. Use this reference manual to fully prepare for the exam, and bring it with you on exam-day for your must-have reference. Also available is the new PE Civil Companion for the 16th Edition, which offers a convenient side-by-side companion offering a comprehensive index with thousands of entries covering all topics; over 100 appendices; and over 550 common civil engineering definitions.


2. PPI FE Civil Review – A Comprehensive FE Civil Review Manual

Author: by Michael R. Lindeburg PE
PPI, a Kaplan Company
English
732 pages

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Michael R.Lindeburg PE’s FE Civil Review offers complete coverage of the NCEES Civil FE exam knowledge areas and the relevant elementsequations, figures, and tablesfrom the NCEES FE Reference Handbook. With concise explanations of thousands of equations, and hundreds of figures and tables, the FE Civil Review contains everything you need to successfully prepare for the Civil FE exam.

The FE Civil Review organizes the Handbook elements logically, grouping related concepts that the Handbook has in disparate locations. All Handbook elements are shown in blue for easy identification. Equations, and their associated variations and values, are clearly presented. Descriptions are succinct and supported by exam-like example problems, with step-by-step solutions to reinforce the theory and application of fundamental concepts.

Thousands of terms are indexed to facilitate cross-referencing. Entrust your FE exam preparation to PPI and get the power to pass the first timeguaranteed. Topics CoveredComputational ToolsConstructionDynamicsEngineering EconomicsEnvironmental EngineeringEthics and Professional PracticeFluid MechanicsGeotechnical EngineeringHydraulics and Hydrologic SystemsMaterialsMathematicsMechanics of MaterialsProbability and StatisticsStaticsStructural AnalysisStructural DesignSurveyingTransportation EngineeringKey Features:Complete coverage of all exam knowledge areas.


3. PPI PE Civil Practice Problems, 16th Edition – Comprehensive Practice for the NCEES PE Civil Exam

Author: by Michael R. Lindeburg PE
PPI, a Kaplan Company
English
894 pages

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PE Civil Practice Problems contains over 900 problems designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the PE Civil Reference Manual. Short, six-minute, multiple-choice problems follow the NCEES PE Civil exam problem format and focus on individual engineering concepts.

Longer, more complex problems challenge your skills in identifying and applying related engineering concepts. Problems will also familiarize you with the codes and standards you’ll use on the exam. Solutions are clearly written, complete, and easy to follow.U.S.

Customary and SI units are equally supported, and units are meticulously identified and carried through in all calculations. All solution methodologies permitted by the NCEES PE Civil exam (e.G., ASD and LRFD) are presented. Frequent references to figures, tables, equations, and appendices in the PE Civil Reference Manual and the exam-adopted codes and standards will direct you to relevant support material.

Topics Covered:Civil Breadth Project Planning; Means and Methods; Soil Mechanics; Structural Mechanics; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Geometrics; Materials; Site DevelopmentConstruction Earthwork Construction and Layout; Estimating Quantities and Costs; Construction Operations and Methods; Scheduling; Material Quality Control and Production; Temporary Structures; Health and SafetyGeotechnical Site Characterization; Soil Mechanics, Laboratory Testing, and Analysis; Field Materials Testing, Methods, and Safety; Earthquake Engineering and Dynamic Loads; Earth Structures; Groundwater and Seepage; Problematic Soil and Rock Conditions; Earth Retaining Structures; Shallow Foundations; Deep FoundationsStructural Analysis of Structures; Design and Details of Structures; Codes and ConstructionTransportation Traffic Engineering; Horizontal Design; Vertical Design; Intersection Geometry; Roadside and Cross-Section Design; Signal Design; Traffic Control Design; Geotechnical and Pavement; Drainage; Alternatives AnalysisWater Resources and Environmental Analysis and Design; HydraulicsClosed Conduit; HydraulicsOpen Channel; Hydrology; Groundwater and Wells; Wastewater Collection and Treatment; Water Quality; Drinking Water Distribution and Treatment; Engineering Economic Analysis Key Features: Over 900 practice problems to help prepare you for the NCEES PE Civil Exam.


4. PPI FE Civil Practice – Comprehensive Practice for the NCEES FE Civil Exam

Author: by Michael R. Lindeburg PE
PPI, a Kaplan Company
English
314 pages

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FE Civil Practice offers comprehensive practice for the NCEES FE Civil exam. This book is part of an integrated review program designed to help you pass the FE exam the first time. Exam Topics CoveredMathematicsProbability and StatisticsFluid MechanicsHydraulics and Hydrologic SystemsEnvironmental EngineeringGeotechnical EngineeringStaticsDynamicsMechanics of MaterialsMaterialsStructural DesignTransportation and SurveyingConstructionComputational ToolsEngineering EconomicsEthics and Professional Practice Key Features:This FE Review includes over 460 three-minute, multiple-choice, exam-like practice problems to illustrate the type of problems you’ll encounter during the exam.

Clear, complete, and easy-to-follow solutions to deepen your understanding of all knowledge areas covered in the exam. Step-by-step calculations using equations and nomenclature from the NCEES FE Reference Handbook to familiarize you with the reference you’ll have on exam day.

Binding: PaperbackPPI, A Kaplan Company


5. PPI PE Civil Quick Reference, 16th Edition – A Comprehensive Reference Guide for the NCEES PE Civil Exam

Author: by Michael R. Lindeburg PE
PPI, a Kaplan Company
English
148 pages

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PE Civil Quick Reference consolidates the most valuable and commonly used equations, figures, and tables from the PE Civil Reference Manual. Maximize your problem-solving efficiency and save time during the exam by having the most useful equations and data at your fingertips.

This book’s extensive index quickly directs you to desired equations, figures, and tables. Find what you need without wading through paragraphs of descriptive text or solved problems. The Quick Reference is organized according to the companion PE Civil Reference Manual the two share chapter and section numbers so you can easily access related supplemental material.

Key Features: A robust index to facilitate quick referencing during the NCEES PE Civil Exam. Organized accordingly to accompany the PE Civil Reference Manual to easily access related supplemental material. Binding: PaperbackPublisher: PPI, A Kaplan Company

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Train: The Definitive Visual History

Author: by DK
1465422293
DK
English

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This glorious visual celebration of train travel keeps you on the right track with stop-offs at the most important and incredible rail routes from all over the world. Your first stop in The Train Book is the groundbreaking steam locomotives of the 19th century and your final destination is the high-speed bullet trains of today.

From the Union-Pacific Railroad to the Trans-Siberian Railway, you’ll cross the continents to experience epic journeys and staggering scenery. You’ll pick a seat on the most iconic locomotives, including the Orient Express, the Blue Train, and the Eurostar. You can also inspect the engines of famous British trains, such as Rocket, Mallard, and Javelin, and international trains, such as India’s Palace on Wheels and America’s Thatcher Perkins.

You’ll meet the true pioneers of train and track, including Father of the Railways George Stephenson, engineering legend Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Mtro maestro Fulgence Bienvene. For train-spotters and transport enthusiasts everywhere, this is your trip of a lifetime.


7. Curbing Traffic: The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives

Author: by Chris Bruntlett
English
240 pages
1642831654

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In 2019, mobility experts Melissa and Chris Bruntlett began a new adventure in Delft in the Netherlands. They had packed up their family in Vancouver, BC, and moved to Delft to experience the biking city as residents rather than as visitors.

A year earlier they had become unofficial ambassadors for Dutch cities with the publication of their first book Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality. In Curbing Traffic: The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives, Melissa and Chris Bruntlett chronicle their experience living in the Netherlands and the benefits that result from treating cars as visitors rather than owners of the road.

They weave their personal story with research and interviews with experts and Delft locals to help readers share the experience of living in a city designed for people. In the planning field, little attention is given to the effects that a low-car city can have on the human experience at a psychological and sociological level.


8. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger – Second Edition with a new chapter by the author

Author: by Marc Levinson
Princeton University Press
English
544 pages

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In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container’s creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about.

But the container didn’t just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship.

Ultimately, it took McLean’s success in supplying U.S. Forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container’s potential. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland.


9. Excavation & Grading Handbook

Author: by Nick Capachi
Craftsman Book Co
English
514 pages

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This new edition of a trusted reference has been completely updated to keep excavating contractors, operating engineers, and those learning the trade current with state-of-the-art equipment usage and the most efficient excavating and grading techniques. Whether you’re already in the business, or planning to take the leap, this book borrows from years of down-in-the dirt experiences of trusted authority, Nick Capachi.

It’s an encyclopedia of excavating and grading knowledge, including photographs and diagrams that illustrate just how the work should be done. Co-written with his son, John, Nick combines their nearly 70 years on the job to teach you – in simple terms – just what you need to know to reach and stay at the top of your game.

In these pages you’ll learn how to read topo maps, set crows feet, install water, drain, and sewer pipes, lay or remove asphaltic concrete, use a laser level, cut drainage channels, pressure-test sewer pipes, and use GPS and sonar for absolute precision.

10. PPI Transportation Depth Reference Manual for the PE Civil Exam, 3rd Edition – A Complete Reference Manual for the NCEES PE Civil Transportation Exam

Author: by Norman R. Voigt PE PLS
PPI, a Kaplan Company
English
344 pages

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Comprehensive Coverage of the PE Civil Exam Transportation Depth Section The Transportation Depth Reference Manual for the PE Civil Exam prepares you for the transportation depth section of the NCEES PE Civil Transportation Exam. It provides a concise, yet thorough review of the transportation depth section exam topics and associated equations.

More than 25 end-of chapter problems and 45 example problems, all with step-by-step solutions, show how to apply concepts and solve exam-like problems. A thorough index directs you to more than 280 equations, 150 tables, 140 figures, 35 appendices, and to the exam-adopted codes and standards.

Topics Covered Geometric DesignPedestrian and Mass Transit Analysis Traffic and Capacity Analysis Traffic SafetyTransportation ConstructionTransportation Planning Referenced Codes and StandardsAASHTO Green Book, 6th Edition (2011) AASHTO Guide for Design of Pavement Structures (1993, and 1998 supplement) AASHTO Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities, 1st Edition (2004) AASHTO Highway Safety Manual, 1st Edition (2010) AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide: A Manual of Practice, 2nd Edition (2015) AASHTO Roadside Design Guide, 4th Edition (2011)AI The Asphalt Handbook, 7th Edition (2007)FHWA Hydraulic Design of Highway Culverts, 3rd Edition (2012)HCM Highway Capacity Manual, 6th Edition (2016) MUTCD Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (2009, including revisions in 2012)PCA Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 16th Edition (2016)PROWAG Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way (2011, and 2013 supplement)Key FeaturesA robust index to facilitate quick referencing during the PE Civil Exam.

11. FE Civil Practice Problems

Author: by Michael R. Lindeburg PE
English
240 pages
1591264405

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This book is no longer up to date, please see PPI’s FE Civil Practice for the current edition (ISBN1: 9781591265306 / ISBN2: 1591265304)Comprehensive Practice for the Computer-Based FE Civil ExamFE Civil Practice Problems contains 466 problems designed to reinforce your knowledge of important civil engineering topics.

Short, three-minute, multiple-choice problems illustrate the type and length of problem you’ll encounter on the FE Civil exam. Solutions proceed logically and are clear, complete, and easy to follow. Calculations use equations and nomenclature from the NCEES FE Reference Handbook to familiarize you with the reference you’ll have on exam day.

Solutions are presented in whichever system of units (customary U.S. Or SI) you’ll use during the exam, and units are meticulously identified and rigorously carried through in all calculations. Exam Topics CoveredComputational ToolsConstructionDynamicsEngineering EconomicsEnvironmental EngineeringEthics and Professional PracticeFluid MechanicsGeotechnical EngineeringHydraulics and Hydrologic SystemsMaterialsMathematicsMechanics of MaterialsProbability and StatisticsStaticsStructural AnalysisStructural DesignSurveyingTransportation EngineeringIntegrated Products and Support Through feprep.

12. Trains: The World's Most Scenic Routes

Author: by Publications International Ltd.
English
144 pages
1640306528

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Travel the globe with more than 70 of the world’s most beautiful, historic, and useful train routes with Trains, featuring in-depth descriptions and hi-def photography. Travel with us to: The exclusive Peak Tramway in Hong Kong that climbs steep gradients to the Victoria Peak neighborhood.

The arduously constructed Ghan Railway traversing Australia and its most arid regions. The historic slate-mine turned tourist railways of the Welsh Highlands. The mountainous rack railways that ascend our world’s most treacherous mountains ranges. And many more railways that showcase the sheer will and drive of human ingenuity.

Ride the rails with Trains as it traverses the world to showcase the ground-breaking routes that have come to connect our modern age. Traveling through history along passenger and freight services that have evolved from horse-drawn rail carriages to steam, diesel, and electric powered locomotives, Trains covers some of the most intriguing and scenic routes from railway history!

13. PPI Transportation Depth Six-Minute Problems for the PE Civil Exam, 7th Edition –– Contains 91 Practice Problems for the PE Civil Exam

Author: by Norman R. Voigt PE PLS
PPI, a Kaplan Company
English
98 pages

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Targeted Training for Solving PE Civil Transportation Depth Exam Multiple-Choice ProblemsTransportation Depth Six-Minute Problems for the PE Civil Exam contains 91 multiple-choice problems that are grouped into 10 chapters that correspond to a topic on the PE Civil exam transportation depth section.

Problems are representative of the exam’s format, scope of topics, and level of difficulty. Like the PE exam, an average of six minutes is required to solve each problem in this book. Each problem also includes a hint for optional problem-solving guidance.

Comprehensive step-by-step solutions for all problems demonstrate accurate and efficient solving approaches. Topics CoveredAlternatives Analysis Drainage Geotechnical and Pavement Horizontal Design Intersection Geometry Roadside and Cross-Section DesignSignal DesignTraffic Control DesignTraffic EngineeringVertical DesignKey FeaturesIncrease familiarity with the exam problems’ format, content, and solution methods Connect relevant theory to exam-like problemsQuickly identify accurate problem-solving approachesOrganize the references you will use on exam dayBinding: PaperbackPublisher: PPI, A Kaplan Company

14. Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience

Author: by Lawson Fusao Inada
Heyday
English
464 pages

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In the wake of wartime panic that followed the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans residing along the West Coast of the United States were uprooted from their homes and their communities and banished to internment camps throughout the country.

Through personal documents, art, and propaganda, Only What We Could Carry expresses through words, art, and haunting recollections, the fear, confusion and anger of the camp experience. The only anthology of its kind, Only What We Could Carry is an emotional and intellectual testament to the dignity, spirit and strength of the Japanese American internees.

15. Infrastructure Planning and Finance: A Smart and Sustainable Guide

Author: by Vicki Elmer
B00GISRZMY
Routledge
English

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Infrastructure Planning and Finance is a non-technical guide to the engineering, planning, and financing of major infrastucture projects in the United States, providing both step-by-step guidance, and a broad overview of the technical, political, and economic challenges of creating lasting infrastructure in the 21st Century.

Infrastructure Planning and Finance is designed for the local practitioner or student who wants to learn the basics of how to develop an infrastructure plan, a program, or an individual infrastructure project. A team of authors with experience in public works, planning, and city government explain the history and economic environment of infrastructure and capital planning, addressing common tools like the comprehensive plan, sustainability plans, and local regulations.

The book guides readers through the preparation and development of comprehensive plans and infrastructure projects, and through major funding mechanisms, from bonds, user fees, and impact fees to privatization and competition. The rest of the book describes the individual infrastructure systems: their elements, current issues and a ‘how-to-do-it’ section that covers the system and the comprehensive plan, development regulations and how it can be financed.

16. The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways

Author: by Earl Swift
B004X7TM14
Mariner Books
June 9, 2011

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Discover the twists and turns of one of America’s great infrastructure projects with this engrossing history of the creation of the U.S. Interstate system (Los Angeles Times). It’s become a part of the landscape that we take for granted, the site of rumbling eighteen-wheelers and roadside rest stops, a familiar route for commuters and vacationing families.

But during the twentieth century, the interstate highway system dramatically changed the face of our nation. These interconnected roadsover 47,000 miles of themare man-made wonders, economic pipelines, agents of sprawl, uniquely American symbols of escape and freedom, and an unrivaled public works accomplishment.

Though officially named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower, this network of roadways has origins that reach all the way back to the World War I era, and The Big Roadsthe first thorough history of the expressway system (The Washington Post)tells the full story of how they came to be.

From the speed demon who inspired a primitive web of dirt auto trails to the largely forgotten technocrats who planned the system years before Ike reached the White House to the city dwellers who resisted the concrete juggernaut when it bore down on their neighborhoods, this book reveals both the massive scale of this government engineering project, and the individual lives that have been transformed by it.