Sameer Abu-Eisheh

Sameer Abu-Eisheh
An-Najah National University · Department of Civil Engineering

PhD

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Introduction
Sameer Abu-Eisheh is distinguised professor of civil engineering, An-Najah National University, Palestine, specialized in transportation engineering. Fields of interest include transportation planning, road and traffic engineering, transportation management, strategic and urban planning, and engineering education. He occupied leading positions including the Minister of Planning, President’s Assistant for Planning and Development, Dean of Engineering, and Head of Civil Engineering Department.

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Publications (61)
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The adherence to planned budget and time schedule of engineering construction projects is an important indicator for the successful project planning and implementation. Most of the Palestinian governmental and municipal organizations face technical and financial challenges during the planning, bidding, and execution phases of their projects. The pa...
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Urban mobility faces several challenges, and traffic congestion is one of them. Traffic Systems Management (TSM) is another alternative which manages the existing traffic system with relatively economic and easy to implement solutions. The value of TSM is more appreciated in developing and emerging countries where financial resources and urban spat...
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The paper presents a national profile on traffic safety for the period 1970 to 2015, which is utilized to understand traffic safety in Palestine. Despite the difficulties in obtaining data from three different authorities, due to the complicated political conditions, national traffic safety trends have been produced. The numbers of crashes and fata...
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Development of trip generation models has been conducted mainly using the traditional Multiple Linear Regression approach, which sometimes might not necessarily result in appropriate models, especially with existence of many interrelated and complex relationships among several related socioeconomic variables. This study investigates the feasibility...
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The transportation sector in developing countries plays an important role in their socio-economic development. However, there are challenges that face the sector, including the increasing traffic congestion due to the high growth rates of vehicle ownership and the resulting impacts. Strategic planning approach is utilized to achieve sustainability...
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The development of pavement performance model is an important step in prediction the future condition of pavement section and accordingly identifying the right road rehabilitation and maintenance in the right time for the right section. The first order Markov chain probabilistic model is used to predict the degradation of flexible pavement in Pales...
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تحتل الدول العربية عموما موقعا متأخرا على صعيد السلامة المرورية على مستوى العالم. لذا لا بد من إيلاء موضوع النهوض بواقع السلامة المرورية اهتماما خاصا من قبل الدول العربية، رغم الجهود التي تبذل للحد من وقوع الحوادث المرورية وتخيف خطورتها. ولهذا الغرض، فإن الورقة تتناول تأسيس برامج وطنية للسلامة المرورية (Traffic Safety Program)، والتي تعتبر حجر الزا...
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Trip generation is a basic component of transportation planning and plays a key role in conducting Transportation Impact Studies. In Palestine, trip generation rates are not yet established and Transportation Impact Studies for new developments are not yet adopted. This research aims to establish local trip generation rates for major land uses. Fi...
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Crash prediction models (CPMs) are important tools to predict the safety performance of highways based on their operational and geometric characteristics. Most of these models use geometric design characteristics to predict the number of crashes. However, few studies have identified the effectiveness of geometric design consistency measures in expl...
Thesis
The transportation sector is one of the fastest growing energy consumers and is a major producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This sector plays an important role in the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are known for causing climate change. Transportation is vital to the economic development of nations and to the improvement of...
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The paper presents a national profile on traffic safety for the period 1970 to 2015, which is utilized to understand traffic safety in Palestine. Despite the difficulties in obtaining data from three different authorities, due to the complicated political conditions, national traffic safety trends have been produced. The numbers of crashes and fata...
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The recent preparation of the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manual for Palestinian municipalities is an important step to guide them towards preparing and implementing their O&M priority-based plans, considering scare resources. During the course of preparation of the Manual, the proposed procedureswere applied at ten pilot municipalities. This s...
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Since the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority in 1994 on parts of the West Bank and Gaza, considerable developmental efforts have been observed. New neighbourhoods have evolved in order to cope with lifting the zoning restrictions put previously for decades by the Israeli occupation authorities, overcome the shortage in dwelling sto...
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The transportation sector is one of the fastest growing energy consumers and is a major producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This sector plays an important role in the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are known for causing climate change. Transportation is vital to the economic development of nations and to the improvement of...
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The Poster Assesses the current level of GHGs and energy consumption for the transportation sector and identifies the key factors that affect the related high GHGs emissions in Palestine. The Poster examines the benefits of adopting a National Strategic Framework for Clean Sustainable Transportation and proposes a national fuel efficiency policy fo...
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In recent years, sustainable urban development has been considered as one of the prevalent theories and policies, and there has been an increasing interest in sustainable communities internationally as well as in Palestine. The establishment of the Palestinian National Authority on parts of the West Bank and Gaza in 1994 had led to massive developm...
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This paper presents the relationship between travel behaviour based on demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of households in the City of Jericho, within the context of trips generation. The significance of this study is being the first comprehensive study to correlate a city-wide household travels to its characteristics in Palestine. Anoth...
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The transportation sector is one of the fastest growing energy consumers and is a major producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This sector plays an important role in the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are known for causing climate change. Transportation is vital to the economic development of nations and to the improvement of...
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Multi-level strategic development planning in Palestine is conducted at three levels; the national, the regional, and the local levels. The problem of the research is the lack of systemic planning linkages between these levels. In this study, literature in strategic development planning is reviewed, in order to illustrate and discuss some related c...
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Highway Capacity Manual, 2010 (HCM) has developed an integrated multimodal approach to evaluate the quality of service along urban streets. This approach emphasises four different transportation modes, automobile, pedestrian, transit and bicycle. Although HCM procedures are widely used for capacity and level of service analysis, there are several f...
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The paper presents the development of a traffic systems management course aiming to prepare graduates to deal with the emerging rapid changes and challenges in urban travel demand and supply in the Palestinian territories. The paper also shows how the course prepares graduates to adapt the global shift in philosophy in dealing with the traffic cong...
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The operational characteristics of major arterials depend on their geometric and traffic conditions. The Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) has developed pre-defined procedures to identify some of these operational characteristics, such as capacity and level of service (LOS). However, there are other important factors that affect major arterials operati...
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The paper presents the need for development of Traffic Systems Management (TSM) course in a developing country. The Palestinian Territories have witnessed significant increase in urban travel demand after the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) in 1994. This increase was faced with limited development in transportation infrast...
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This paper analyzes and assesses the impacts of the Segregation Wall (hereinafter “Wall”) and its associated infrastructure (such as by-pass roads, physical obstructions, among others), which the Israeli occupation authorities have been constructing, on the Palestinians life in the West Bank. The Wall, as one of the Israeli’s colonial engineering t...
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In this paper, the development of a pilot project that utilizes new Multimedia technologies in teaching engineering concepts for undergraduate students is presented. A transportation engineering courseware is being developed over four years. It aims to enhance the students learning capabilities using state-of-theart technologies. A model is develop...
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Over the past years, limited efforts were applied to improving traffic safety in Palestinian cities. Therefore, establishing a traffic safety program is essential to achieving this purpose. Since the eruption of the Intifada in 2000, traffic crash reporting and recording system suffered serious neglect. Various forms are used for recording crashes...
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This paper presents the framework for the development of the transportation sector in the Palestinian territories. These territories, which are evolving towards being an independent state, after the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip and parts of the northern West Bank in August 2005, are considered to represent an economy in transition. The paper...
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This paper presents part of the findings of the World Bank sponsored study updating conditions of the transport sector in the Palestinian territories. This study focuses on freight transport; conditions and needed development programs to enable it to play its role in the economy of the upcoming Palestinian state. Freight transport is currently road...
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This paper presents the methodology and the results of a study which assessed the output of local engineering education systems for an economy in transition. The paper considers the case of engineering education in the Palestinian Territories, which are evolving towards becoming an independent entity. The assessment was performed from the viewpoint...
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The lsraeli occupation authorities started in April 2002 the construction of the Segregation Wall on confiscated Palestinian land for claimed security reasons, ignoring the international law which does not allow the occupier to do that. The Wall, when completed, will isolate parts located between the Wall and the 1949 Armenistic Line, forming about...
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This paper lays the foundation for a national accident roadway safety program for the Palestinian territories. These territories, which are evolving towards being an independent state by the year 2005, are considered to represent an economy in transition. The paper presents a mechanism developed to analyze traffic accidents and recommend proper cor...
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إن حركة سير المركبات وسرعتها أو تباطؤها يرتبط بشكل مباشر بكمية ومعدل استهلاك الوقود وانبعاث الغازات الملوثة من عوادمها. وتستهلك وسائل المواصلات في فلسطين حوالي 60% من كمية الوقود المستوردة. لذا، فإن الاستمرار في ازدياد أعداد المركبات بشكل عام، والمركبات الخاصة بالذات، سيؤدي إلى زيادة استهلاك الوقود والتلوث الجوي في المنطقة. وتهدف هذه الدراسة إلى...
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An optimum approach for the design of flexible pavements has been developed which utilizes the anticipated performance of pavement and its life-cycle cost. The optimum approach developed has been applied to the design method recommended by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for the design of flexible pav...
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An optimum approach for the design of flexible pavements has been developed which utilizes the anticipated performance of pavement and its life-cycle cost. The optimum approach developed has been applied to the design method recommended by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for the design of flexible pav...
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The scope of this study has focused on the establishment of guidelines for developing an Integrated Pavement Management System (IPMS) and recommending a Pavement Rehabilitation Plan (PRP). The recommended pavement rehabilitation plans include routine and preventive maintenance, plain overlay, skin patch, and complete reconstruction. Data on some th...
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The dynamic characteristics of automobile demand are critical for national economic and revenue predictions. Automobile demand and ownership level forecasts are also the basis for travel demand models, land-use-transport interaction models, and transport policies and regulations. In this article, a dynamic automobile demand simulation model is deve...
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The Palestinian National Authority gradually resumed control over major cities of the West Bank since 1993. Since then, there have been several traffic systems management (TSM) projects for most cities in the Palestinian territories supported by international donor countries. Some of these projects have completed the five-year cycle and the last TS...
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One of the major problems facing the newly established Palestinian National Authority (PNA) is traffic accidents. Several thousands of casualties are injured or killed in road accidents each year. In addition, the accidents form a considerable burden on the developing Palestinian economy. Since the establishment of the PNA in 1994 on parts of the P...
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A macroscopic pavement management system has been designed to yield optimum pavement conditions under constrained budgets. The system can predict future pavement conditions from performance curves generated using the serviceability concept developed by the American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The pavement pe...
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Automobile demand has been extensively investigated because of its direct effects on many related fields, including travel behavior, public policy and management, and transportation impact analysis. A modeling framework is developed to estimate aggregate automobile demand using simultaneous-equation regression analysis. This modeling approach is us...
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The paper examines the potentials and appropriateness of traffic system management techniques as efficient means to remedy the deteriorating performance of transportation facilities and services in medium-sized urban areas, especially in developing countries. In many of these urban areas, traffic congestion increases due to rapid growth and widespr...
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The paper analyzes the appropriateness of traffic system management techniques and identifies the proper methodologies to remedy the deteriorating performance of urban transportation facilities and services in developing countries, and presents an application of these techniques to a case study. The rapid growth and urbanization and the mounting ve...
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The paper outlines and analyzes the developments in road traffic safety in the West Bank during the period 1970-1991. A number of parameters presenting general road safety statistics are studied. In addition, the paper looks at some relevant issues regarding traffic safety in the West Bank, including the main components of accidents, as well as the...
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A procedure is developed to simulate the spatial and temporal distribution of traffic flows on a simplified highway network for home-to-work commuter trips. The procedure is based on a discrete/continuous econometric framework in which travelers' choices of route and departure time are modeled. Equilibrium traffic flows are determined using the est...
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An analysis of commuters' choices of routes and departure times is undertaken using a discrete/continuous econometric modelling structure. The modelling system is estimated with morning work trip data collected in State College, Pennsylvania. The estimation results provide interesting insights into the behavioral aspects motivating route and depart...
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In recent years there has been a noticeable shift away from the application of computer-based transportation modeling methods in small- to medium-sized urban areas. In many cases, this shift has resulted from a disenchantment with the complex modeling methodologies used in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The expense of such methods, in terms of dat...
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This paper presents the framework for the development of the transportation sector in the Palestinian territories. These territories, which are evolving towards being an independent state, after the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip and parts of the northern West Bank in August 2005, are considered to represent an economy in transition. The paper...
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The provision of proper transportation services would play a basic role in future development plans for the Palestinian territories. The road network, which forms the backbone of the transportation system in the Palestinian territories, suffered seriously from the constraints imposed on its development by the Israeli authorities. Since the establis...
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Case study of Pennsylvania State University commuters' route choice and departure time decisions in the State College, Pennsylvania area. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Pennsylvania State University, 1987. Bibliography: leaves 118-123. Microfiche. s

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To analyze and predict traffic accidents trends in order to be used for long term safety strategies.
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Analytical review of traffic accidents in Palestine between 2000 and 2015. The main purpose is to find out the trends in road safety over a period of 15 years, which is full of unstable political and economical conditions. Palestine is still under military occupation by Israel and is geographically divided into two separate entities; the West bank and Gaza Strip. The research will make comparisons between road safety conditions in Palestine and other countries.