Urbanization is the most common global phenomenon in recent times which brings upon huge stress in the existing transportation infrastructure systems in cities. Interestingly, urban (transportation) challenges are more significant in developing countries and specifically in fast growing Asian countries. This is due to the fact that land occupation is very dense and social aspirations for growth (and therefore mobility) are much higher in developing countries than in developed countries. Limited urban space and infrastructure fail to meet the rapid and huge demands in traffic volume and better quality of services. Therefore the need for design, development, operations and regulation of modern urban transportation systems is more intense ...

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