by Dr. Bo Chen
Comparisons of Urban Traffic and Traffic Management in the U.S. and China presents a study drawing upon an understanding of certain cultural and economic conditions. In considering the differences of the transportation system of both countries, the author uses a generally straightforward approach, integrating a particular vision of technology in human terms in an effort to create a thorough yet accessible resource.
Population expansion and increase of national income stand among the factors the author believes influence traffic conditions. Looking at China’s background, the author demonstrates, as an example, that efficient road utilization is the way to ease anticipated congestion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in China, Bo Chen enjoyed riding a bicycle to many sightseeing places in Beijing’s western suburb. But before long, his father, a well-known engineer, began to teach him engineering. “You better study more while young,” he said.
Graduating from Beijing Polytechnic University, Bo Chen came to the U.S. for further study during which he participated in state-funded highway research programs before joining a consulting firm. He earned a master’s degree in civil engineering and a Ph.D. in engineering management. Working now for the Virginia Department of Transportation, he’s a professional engineer registered in the states of Virginia, Maryland, and New York.
(2007, paperback, 140 pages)
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