Developing Countries 2014

TRB’s Transportation Research Record (TRR): Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2451 consists of 17 papers that summarizes transportation workers’ perspective on indigenous transportation and climate change adaptation; automobility in Brazil, Russia, India, and China; the classification of rural residents on the basis of activity travel characteristics; the influence of accessibility to emergency medical services on fatality rates in Hokkaido, Japan; social welfare maximization of multimodal transportation; and the construction of an optimal orthogonal choice design with alternative-specific attributes for stated choice experiments.

This issue also explores the shifting discourse about transit-oriented development in Mumbai, India; intervention policies for private car ownership in megacities of developing countries; mobility performance with toll data for the Jingshen Expressway in China; improvements in bus rapid transit in Mexico City, Mexico; the development of a safety assessment tool for long-span bridges; and reverification of an activity-based microsimulation of travel demand during a transition in the transportation environment in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Additionally, this TRR examines Colombia’s national urban transport policy; traffic injury severity in Dhaka, Bangladesh; challenges of implementing à la mode transportation projects in Colombia; capitalization effects of rail transit and bus rapid transit on residential property values in a booming economy; and joint disaggregate modeling of car and motorcycle ownership in Colombia.