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A Look at Transportation in Three Cities - Report on Transport Issues in Developed and Developing States; Brussels in Belgium (Western Europe), San Diego in California (North America) and Kampala in Uganda (Africa) Introduction The entire transportation network in many cities enhances the exchange of services and goods and improves the interaction among societies. The efficiency and quality of a transport system has a very significant effect on social and economic welfare of any country or city. The management and development of an appropriate, affordable and reliable transport network in any city is essential for the development of the economy and service delivery to every part of the world....   [tags: Transportation]
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Public Transportation and the Affiliated Debt - Comparing the transit systems of specific metro regions in most if not all cases has similar characteristics across the country, financial issues. Transit systems from the largest in the country such as the New York City Metro Transit Authority and Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit Authority with a combined 9.3 million daily ridership to the smallest such as the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transit Authority of Rochester, New York struggle with financial issues (Transit for Livable Communities, 2009)....   [tags: Transportation]
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Modeling Benefits for Transportation Projects - Introduction While a typical building project is limited by its footprint and size, a transportation project such as a highway is mainly a linear project which comprises of many repetitive and similar elements. A highway interchange project is less spread than a long and large straight road, but is more complex. Projects involving reconstructing or expanding existing highways are sensitive and traffic has to be managed so that the impact is as limited as possible. Construction process has to be done while minimizing public inconvenience, hence the need to plan as many details about sequencing as possible, increasing project complexity....   [tags: Transportation]
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The Birth of Air Transportation - Air transportation is a vital resource used not only in the United States but throughout the world. The Kelly Act of 1925 was the first step in the integration of air transportation into the daily lives of Americans. This was due in part to the postal service wanting to get more mail to more areas more efficiently back in 1911. The birth of air transportation and the advent of the Federal Aviation Administration took place because of the foresight by the postal service, the Kelly Act of 1925 and Federal Aviation Act of 1958....   [tags: Transportation]
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Wealth and Power Associated With Transportation Systems - Wealth and Power Associated With Transportation Systems The average walking speed for an adult is three to four miles an hour. As technology evolves people are able to travel farther, and deliver goods faster, and the world continues to become a smaller place. In real everyday life, wealth and power are inherent with the control of transportation mediums. The creators of literature and film repeatedly pay homage to this fact, especially when they can cast their protagonist as the villain. In the novel “The Financier” (Dreiser, 2008) Frank Cowperwood risked the loss of his personal freedom in an attempt to gain control of a streetcar system....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transportation and How it Affects Logistics - Transportation is one of the largest industries in the world. It is the most costly and time consuming of the supply chain. Transportation refers to the movement of products and raw materials from one destination to another. This process begins from the supply chain to the shipping of the finished product to the consumer. For we know that products are rarely produced in the same location. We as people depend on transportation because it moves goods and people from one place to another. Transportation is a key element in the logistic chain....   [tags: pipeline, logistics, transportation, railway]
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Improving Transportation for Students at UTSA - In college, attendance is crucial to students’ success. Being late to class can result in having less time to take a test or missing fundamental concepts that may be discussed in a classroom. Students must take responsibility by arriving on time; however, limited parking spaces and other transportation problems at many universities can cause students to be late which can result in poor academic performance. The University of Texas at San Antonio, one of most populous cities in Texas, has 29,000 enrolled students (UTSA ....   [tags: college transportation,shuttle,parking space]
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Public Transportation Bill - Background Public transportation is serious need of a massive overhaul in this nation. We are in desperate need to catch up to the European standard of public transportation in this country. In Europe, citizens can travel across cities, bodies of water, and even counties with their state of the art public transportation system. Europeans are not nearly as reliant on cars and oil as the United States is because they have the much more practical option of taking the transportation provided to them by the government to where ever they need to go....   [tags: Public Transportation] 1155 words
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The Role of Politics in Public Transportation - Politics plays an important role in any aspect of planning, but none such more than transport planning and the investments and policies that go in to constructing the aspects associated. As with any discipline, politics plays both positive and negative roles in public transport planning, policies and investment; as it shapes decision-making and the degrees of financial support that is given to each project. Because politics brings both positive and negative effects to public transport planning it can both promote and obstruct development....   [tags: public transport planning,politics,transportation]
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Transportation for Disabled Children - Many students these days ride buses to transport them to and from school. Elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools have taking the bus as an option to get to school. There are also buses for transportation of children and teenagers with disabilities. The buses for disabled children need to stay an option for transportation. If there is a child in a wheelchair, who uses a walker, or has any physical disability, it may be difficult for them to load into the car. “…whose symptoms or travel limitations can make it extremely challenging for their parents to get them to school using other methods of transportation.” (DELL'ANTONIA)....   [tags: Physical Disabilities, Transportation]
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History of Road transportation Networks - 1794. You may ask, what is the significance of this date. 1974 was the year of first modern road transportation network was established in Great Britain, allowing the first mail coach service between Bristol and London that ran on a timetable. However, roads have been around for centuries. So how is this relatively late date the “first” instance of a modern transportation system. Let us take a look at transport throughout the ages, and roads in particular. Pre-Roman History In prehistory up to circa 3000 BC, roads were little more than trails hunters used, or people had trodden down walking from place to place....   [tags: transportation system, roads, Rome, Europe]
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Suburbanization Produced by Technological Advances in Transportation - “The new technology of the motor car became central to the development of twentieth century cities in the US” (Roberts 2009 p53) and by 1914 the US production had exceeded that of the whole of Europe. What started out as a transportation toy for the very rich in 1900 became available to ordinary working class citizens by 1920 (Roberts 2009 p55). The technologies born of the Industrial Revolution changed forever the way people in the West lived and worked and economies strengthened as a new era dawned of mass production and consumerism....   [tags: Suburbanization, Technology, Transportation, ]
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The Transportation Industry - The logistics/transportation industry accounts for a approximately 9% of the United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP) amounting to roughly $930 billion dollars of revenue. (IRS) This unique industry continues to grow at a estimated levels with each year. History: In 1769 a French engineer by the name of Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, introduced what became know as the first steam powered automobile. His invention resembled that of a tricycle although not the average size of a tricycle it was strangely oversized....   [tags: 3pl Logistics Transportation Shipping] 1772 words
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Alternative Transportation & Greenways System Plan - Alternative Transportation & Greenways System Plan In Transportation Alternative's "Bicycle Blueprint" for the five boroughs of New York City, John Kaehny, executive director, states: Making greenway networks a reality will require partnership between planners and advocates, on the one hand, and public officials controlling purse strings on the other. Local elected officials, particularly city council members and borough presidents, have to be reminded that greenways can multiply the value and variety of open space in the region at very low cost in public resources; under ISTEA, bike and pedestrian projects may be paid for using a 20/80 local/federal matching formula....   [tags: Transportation Essays]
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Analysing Public Transportation Contracts Within Specific Term Relationships - Introduction As one of popular ground transportation in Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok Tangerang and Bekasi) area, commuter and city train network face complex improvements in consequence of technical-operation problems, economic changes, political situation, social issues, and chronical matters of capital city itself (Muthohar and Sumi 2010). Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia pay particular attention for commuter and city train sector seen from the percentage of overall budget, around 33% allocated for development of this sector (Haraguchi 2010)....   [tags: Jabodetabek, City Train, Transportation]
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Is Maritime Transportation Losing Out Its Competitive Advantage Over Other Modes Of Transportation Like Air And Road Transportation? - Abstract A sophisticated and widespread transportation mode is absolutely essential for the efficient mobility of passengers and goods. This report first investigates the various economical, cost and environmental factors specific to maritime transportation. This investigation includes a comparative analysis between maritime, land and air transport. Lastly, the growing demand in marine transportation and the multitude reasons that make shipping one of the most globalized industries in terms of freight transportation is examined....   [tags: Transportation Case Analysis] 1283 words
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Railroad Transportation Within The United States - The magnitude of the railroad industry and the vital part it plays in the economic and social life of this nation appear as the two most interesting and impressive phases arising out of a study of the growth and development of transportation. The inability of the railroads and the public to get along together amicably furnishes another interesting and possibly no less important phase. The importance of the railroads can be better grasped if their magnitude is appreciated. For instance, the federal government spends annually for interest, debt retirement, expansion, administration, and operation a shade under four billion dollars....   [tags: Trains Railroad Transportation] 1659 words
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Strategic Applications Of Activity Based Management In Air Transportation - Strategic Applications of Activity Based Management in Air Transportation Abstract This paper attempts to link the benefits of Activity Based Management and Activity Based Costing to the strategic success of the air transportation industry. The paper hypothesizes that the failure or suffering of the air transportation industry is connected to its use of an unfitted traditional cost accounting method. The resolution to the situation is to apply activity based accounting methods in the management of aviation related industries to produce a strategic, competitive advantage and resurrect the industry from bankruptcy....   [tags: Air Transportation ] 1616 words
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The History of Transportation - Transportation has evolved significantly over the course of history, from the primitive body part known as the “foot”, to the molecular transporters we hope to have in the distant future. The idea of moving ourselves from one place to another has always been a prominent concept in our dinky little brains. Whilst that generalization seems simple, the amount of effort, determination, and engineering prowess that is implemented to achieve such a feat is in fact, the exact opposite of simple. The mechanical wonders (that can be classified as whimsical, in my eyes) that exist for the purpose of transporting anything and everything all derive from the same basic concept, “How can we move from here...   [tags: automotive, wheel, sail, horse, engine, innovation]
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Transportation in Richmond - Crafted and drafted for many centuries by countless inventors alike, the development of urban transportation has greatly influenced the lifestyle in Richmond, Virginia. Because of reliable transports such as the trains, planes, buses, and cars, modern-day Richmond has flourished into a large diverse city with an approximate population of 202,002 people (Google Public Data). In addition to these figures, the United States census on Richmond in 2010 suggests a 3.2% growth rate in population within the last decade (US Census Bureau)....   [tags: Civil Engineering]
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Overview of Modes of Transportation in Logistics - Overview of Modes of Transportation in Logistics Transportation modes are considered to be an essential component of the transport systems since they are the primary means of all mobility support (Barter and Raad 2000). There are several opinions that logistics can function with or without modes of transportation, but there is always a logistical failure if one of the modes are not present. Transportation plays a vital part in history today, and provides a road towards longevity of logistics in the future....   [tags: Shipping, Package Delivery, Business Logistics]
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Transportation and How it Affects Logistics - Transportation is one of the largest industries in the world. It is the most costly and time consuming of the supply chain. Transportation refers to the movement of products and raw materials from one destination to another. This process begins from the supply chain to the shipping of the finished product to the consumer. For we know that products are rarely produced in the same location. We as people depend on transportation because it moves goods and people from one place to another. Transportation is a key element in the logistic chain....   [tags: management, accommodation, ]
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Transportation in the Mill Creek Watershed - Transportation plays a large role in the character of the Mill Creek Watershed, affecting the region’s land use, commerce and public health. From an infrastructure standpoint, the watershed contains (NEED NUMBER AND SOURCE) linear miles of roads, (NUMBERS) of railway tracks, as well as sidewalks, bikeways, and greenways. These highways include Interstates I-75, I-71, I-74, and I-275, which all pass through the watershed. Respectively located to the north and south of the Watershed, the Dayton International Airport and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport provide another transportation option....   [tags: Urban Development ] 539 words
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Rebuilding the Virginia Department of Transportation - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is among the largest of state agencies and holds a national reputation as a leader in road safety and innovation dating back to the early 1920's. VDOT also has a history of being judged as the most professional state agency that is - until the 1990's, when buyouts and politics shook the department's composition and threatened its public reputation. The agency lost thousands of veteran employees who would prove to be irreplaceable assets and they began to see a decline in revenues....   [tags: Leadership Essays]
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Mitigating Risk in Transportation Costs - Mitigating Risk in Transportation Costs Finding ways to move goods from one point to another at a reasonable cost and within an acceptable time frame is a growing challenge for global businesses today. The costs and risks associated with transportation are increasing with the advent of globalization and low-cost-country sourcing. Even for companies with local operations only, they have to supply their products to various parts of a country which increases the costs and risks. Since the cost of gasoline has been on an upward trend, high level of efficiency in transportation is required to lower the costs involved and the risks associated with the costs....   [tags: global business, social cost]
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Horse as a Way of Transportation - When someone asks you to go somewhere, you may consider multiple ways of doing so. One way that might come to mind is to go by car. It is the most common way of transportation in the world today. Other ways you might consider may include walking, biking, taking a bus, airplane, or even train. One thing that does not occur to people, though, is traveling by horse. Some places in the United States, however, do still use horses in their everyday life. These places may include Amish country and other small, rural, old-fashioned societies....   [tags: amish country, horse, pony express, cars]
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Transportation and Weapons: The B-29 Superfortress - In the 1900's, transportation and weapons became important for the different wars that the United States were involved in. Planes were one of the most significant inventions in the 20th century. Being able to fly from place to place was a new lifestyle for America's military. In World War II, military planes were a huge part of the war, and without them, many things that happened, would not have happened. As America was getting involved with Japan, they needed a more powerful plane. That plane that they needed was known as the B-29 Superfortress....   [tags: japan, little boy, fat man]
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Europe and North American Transportation - Despite the importance of globalization, the international intermodal transport systems have seen increased scrutiny to support new freight, volume, and distance regulations when freight moves. The technological improvements continue to permit larger quantities of freight to be moved more efficiently. The intermodal transport systems are crucial to further globalization. However, the transport systems themselves are not necessarily the grounds for greater international trade. Therefore, international trade necessitates dissemination groundwork that can secure the trade between numerous partners....   [tags: politics, globalization]
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A New Road to Transportation - The United States goes through about 19,600,000 barrels of oil a day, and a barrel of oil is around a $100. In a day, just for oil, we spend $1.96 billion dollars worth of oil, and yes that was with a “b”. Gas is now up to $3.65 per gallon and is rising. I pay $120 for insurance for one month and I use 8 gallons of gas a week average. That means I spend almost $3,000 a year. I’m only sixteen and that is not even adding all the costs. I could add oil, tires, air filters, battery, and windshield wiper fluid....   [tags: Hybrid Electric Car, Smart Car] 2468 words
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The Global Transportation Industry: Bombardier - Political Factors Being a major player in the global transportation industry, governments are both partners and customers to Bombardier. The transportation industry is seen as a quintessential strategic industry due to its highly profitable nature and contribution to a country's economic growth and prosperity, attracting significant support from their governments. The Government of Canada provides Bombardier with various subsidies such as tax breaks, financing, loan guarantees, and R&D support. The federal government, through EDC (Export Development Canada) administer these subsidies, even providing loans to international airlines enabling them to buy regional aircrafts from Bombardier ....   [tags: Case Study]
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Truck Transportation Industry Analysis - OVERVIEW Have you ever wondered how you were able to get fresh produce during hard seasonal hits or how some customer were able to purchase a Christmas tree in Texas. It is likely that the trucking industry played a huge role in making those things happen. The truck industry became a competitive market place with many challenges that are based upon the economy, the weather, and new technologies. As the rise of demand for goods sent to more rural places, and as the demand for the timely delivery of goods raised the demand of the truck transportation industry sky high....   [tags: Manufacturers Systems, Safety Record]
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Economic Development and Transportation - The Infrastructure is basic physical and organizational structure needed for the operation of services and facilities in society. Infrastructure of Public Transport system in a country or city represents a integral picture of services provided by government or enforcing authorities. It generally means to provide framework supporting an entire development of a particular project. If the infrastructure of public transport system is full-fledged or is in the process of proper development it can benefit thousands of commuters who use train or buses as their commute to work places....   [tags: infrastructure, commuters, transit investments]
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Transportation of Traded Goods - As the American economy depends on producers and customers all over the world to transport equipment, parts, and freight successfully over the next 30 years. It is expected that the bulk of the tonnage will be transported through the U.S. ports. The U.S. government should be a catalyst for innovations within intermodal transportation, because there needs to be a control mechanism when dealing with any (i.e. buy/sell/ trade). The free market economy highlight systems, which focus on individual liberty to deploy their talents to invest in resources in whatever profession, or initiative that they choose without any rules governing their moves within the free market (Coyle 2003)....   [tags: consumers, free market, government] 745 words
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Technology Opportunities in Transportation - The purpose of this paper is to illustrate three technology opportunities associated with the transportation and logistics industry. With today’s constantly evolving business environment, consumers are placing demand on businesses of all industries, and they want products and services faster, with more added value, and delivered immediately. Nevertheless, customers are smarter by requiring more quality, innovation, and choice, and at the same time wanting to spend less money and effort. Consequently, every transportation business has to remain highly competitive in researching and developing innovative cost-cutting techniques in order to save money....   [tags: Technology] 1205 words
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Developing Future Transportation Needs - Petroleum is the major source of energy that powers all transportation. Petroleum when burned releases harmful chemicals into the air that depletes the ozone. Ozone depletion leads to increased UV radiation on the earth’s surface. In turn, increased radiation levels leads to a greater number of cancerous cells and more deaths. About 3.5 million people get skin cancer in the United States every year (“Skin Cancer Facts”). Radiation, from the sun’s UV rays, also affects plant life, marine ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles....   [tags: petroleum, chemicals, UV radiation]
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Beginning of Air Transportation - When Orville and Wilbur Wright first started working out the issues of flight and aviation in the late 1800’s, little did modern man know that one day their concepts of flight stability would not only allow for the public and private sector to use facilities to travel worldwide but also those same concepts would send man into space to explore the unknown. What started as a dream to fly like the birds has brought modern day man into an economic dependency upon flight and the functions that it supplies to the world....   [tags: Aviation ]
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Personal Transportation vs Public Transportation - Personal Transportation vs Public Transportation On my plane trip to the Philippines I had expected Manila to be a beautiful island with nature trails, tropical flowers, white sand and palm trees overflowing with coconuts outlining the border of the beaches. I was taken by surprise when I stepped out of the airport to find enormous skyscrapers; cars backed up bumper to bumper for miles in every direction that I turned my head for as far as I could see and a distinguishable stench of unclean air....   [tags: Pollution Environment Argumentative Papers]
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Mass Transit: The Future of American Travel - Mass Transit: The Future of American Travel In today's day and age, an increasing urgency must be put on the issue of transportation and its relation to society. Man owes it to himself to address the issue of transportation with practicality and, as one of the biggest polluters, ultimate discretion. One of the most practical and responsible forms of transportation available today is mass transit. However, a problem is present in American society in that mass transit is not as plentiful as it should be....   [tags: Transportation]
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The History of Transportation - The History of Transportation Ever since the invention of the wheel, transportation has improved in many areas. Safety, comfort, and travel speed are a few of these areas in which transportation has improved. There is a big difference in the safety, comfort and travel speed of transportation in the 1800's compared to the 1900's. Safety in the 1800's needed great improvement. While traveling on the rough dirt roads, it was not uncommon for a wooden wheel to break off of a horse drawn buggy and cause serious injury....   [tags: Papers] 412 words
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Transportation System - The growth of our nation, the United States, during the 19th century was in large part due to the advancements and improvements in the transportation system. These advancements began to flourish during the Civil War, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Acts (“Abraham Lincoln: A life in the Brief”). These Acts promoted the construction of an Intercontinental railroad system, which marked the first step towards a modernized and improved society. The transportation improvements created not only the railroad system but also the steamboat system, which allowed for transportation of goods along the rivers to increase (“The Transportation Revolution)....   [tags: Importance, Development, US History]
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Urban Transportation - Most people take the urban public transportation system for granted. It is used in every aspect of our daily lives: work, education, medical necessities, recreation, etc. It is also important for the transportation of goods and services, which aids the growth and maintenance of our economy. Urban public transportation is the critical component of our quality of life and economic stability. The MBTA, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, is Boston and Eastern Massachusetts’s major transportation service....   [tags: Urban Research ]
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The New York City Subway System - The New York City Subway System, or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has become the “life line” of New York City (NYC) since people are reliant on the subway system for commuting to different places within the city. One such person, who buys this fact, is a person by the name of SunDo K, who runs and owns a restaurant business in Cypress, California. He claimed in his profile on Yelp that, “One of the best part about New York City is traveling via the subway.” Now there are also acid twists and turns into this....   [tags: Transportation] 1049 words
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Benefits of Taking the Bus or Riding a Bike To School or Work - I know you enjoy the feeling of freedom that you drive your car and go to anywhere at any time. But if you decide to go to school at the morning, I suggest you do better to drive your car to the school as early as you can; since you are hard to find a spot at school. According to the Triton Review, it says “If you are here for a class at just about any time, you’ll be circling the parking lot for a while” (Thompson). If you are worried about you cannot find a parking spots on campus; Public transportation or bicycle are the great ways to help you to move from your home and to the campus....   [tags: Transportation] 593 words
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Upcoming Initiatives within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - Legal Advice: Upcoming Initiatives within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 1. Describe the company and the major initiative(s) they have planned for the next five years: In 1967, within the Washington DC metropolitan area, Congress authorized a government agency, created through an interstate compact, known as WMATA, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Since its start in 1976, WMATA has grown into five rail lines with over 106 miles of tracks, 1,500 buses, and 86 different stations, which provides services to a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500 square mile jurisdiction....   [tags: Transportation]
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Speedy Modernization vs. Traditionally Taking Your Time - In terms of local transportation, nowadays, people are quite the speed demons, always looking for the quickest route possible. Ever since walking has been out of the question, people have looked towards automobiles to cart them around. Rushing towards the bus or hailing the closest taxi, to calling your friend to drive you around, or using your own vehicle. This has made today’s world a major contradiction in certain terms. Where people now seem to demand the quick and now they also demand to have environmentally friendly and healthy....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transportation Camp - Overall I found the ACA's standards to be very comprehensive with regard to camp transportation operations. The ACA standards not only ensure current vehicle maintenance, but they extend into specific camp needs such as the need for pre-arranged non-emergency medical transportation, for example. These standards could be easily synthesized into a checklist of sorts to create the optimum safety for camp transportation. I've identified three different common forms of transportation to and from camp: personal cars, church vans, and chartered busses....   [tags: motor vehicles, personal vehicles]
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Public Transportation - In the world we live in today a significant number of people rely on the convenience, reliability, and safety of public transportation or also known as Common Carriers. Public transportation is necessary in cities like San Francisco, because the use of common carrier transportation is the most efficient and conservative way of transportation. We’ve all entrusted a common carrier one way or another, whether it be taking the Greyhound to visit a friend in Los Angeles or taking a ferry to see remote places such as Alcatraz....   [tags: common carriers]
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Technology Opportunities in The Trucking Industry - This paper is written to inform you about three technology opportunities that will make a positive impact on transportation. These opportunities will lead to more efficient transportation now and in the future. The first technological opportunity discussed is Truck Design; the design of the truck can make a difference in fuel cost. The second technological opportunity discussed is a Speed Governor System; this is a device in trucks that restricts the speed it can travel. The final technological opportunity discussed is the use of cloud computing; this is where information and software is shared on multiple devices....   [tags: Transportation]
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The Development of Ground and Air Transport - A. The development of ground transport In old days, before the wheel invention (pre-3000 B.C) people normally were carried the sick and wounded on the shoulder between two men or backs of friends or animals(MacDonald & Miller, 1989). Forced transports were used for those with mental disorders in ancient time, however, one of the earliest uses of the wheel for patient transportation was constructed (circa 900 A.D.) by Anglo-Saxon, so they called it the Anglo-Saxon wagon hammock(Bell, 2009). This hammock was placed between two poles raised on a four wheeled platform(MacDonald & Miller, 1989)....   [tags: Transportation ]
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Delta and The Future of The Airline Industry - IV. The Future of the Airline Industry The Airline Industry is in an interesting situation. Simply adding a low cost alternative is not enough in the industry. The Internet has made the power of buyers grow with the transparency of ticket prices. This is not something that will change any time soon. Because of this profitability is predominately reserved for low-cost yet distinctive carriers. No consumer wants to ride what they consider a “lesser” airline. Airlines need a way to distinguish themselves from one another while also acknowledging the increased power of buyers....   [tags: Transportation]
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“Choo-Choo” Goes the Money Train - High speed rail is a great idea. How could anyone deny the unmistakable benefits that high-speed rail could offer California. Moving massive amounts of people, in a cost-efficient manner, is a marvelous idea. Taking thousands of commuters off the roads and highways would be an undeniably good thing. Lowering our dependence on fossil fuels will not only help lead us towards energy independence, but will also show benefits to the environment for our current and future generations. Who in their right mind would argue against such great and well intentioned ideals such as clean air, less traffic congestion, and higher fuel-efficiency....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transportation Throughout the University of Maryland Campus - As a renowned research institution, the University of Maryland College Park prides itself on having a vibrant, diverse population, boasting a student body that consists of tens of thousands of in-state, out-of-state, and international students. However, as a public state university, the percentage of in-state students is significantly higher, reaching 76% as of 2010 (University of Maryland). Because the vast majority of students lives in surrounding counties of the state of Maryland, many residents leave campus on the weekends through various methods of transportation....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada - According to the 2009 US Census Bureau, approximately 1,902,834 people reside in Clark County alone. If one takes into consideration the number of cars, trucks, motorcycles, mobile homes, mopeds, and various other modes of transportation used by the nearly two million inhabitants of the Southern Nevada region, it becomes evident that gas consumption and carbon emissions are momentous. In a 2005 report by Brookings, Las Vegas was ranked eighteenth out of one hundred metropolitan cities regarding per-capita carbon emissions....   [tags: Reducing Carbon Emission per Capita]
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Cleaner Alternative Transportation - When people think pollution, most think straight to automobiles producing harmful emissions which contribute to global warming or climate change. Well, this is true. Motor vehicles account for about half of the toxic air pollutant emissions in the United States. A large part of these toxic air pollutants is the need to rely on oil as a fuel source. The fact that oil is still the main source of energy for things like automobiles, when there are other alternatives like electric vehicles, creates many problems within our society....   [tags: fuel, pollution, harmful emissions]
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Policy Recommendations to Improve Transportation In Kabul - Afghanistan has suffered from decades of war and conflicts. During these decades of war and due to lack of regular maintenance much of the transportation infrastructure has either been damaged or has deteriorated. This paper presents an overview of the current challenges of transportation in Kabul in particular the traffic jam by using some geographical theories, experiences, and methodologies will propose some policy-oriented recommendations and opportunities for improving the transportation situation....   [tags: Afghanistan Traffic]
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Saving the Environment: Future Model of Transportation - From the beginning automobiles have run from various different fuel systems, from steam to the current fossil fuel. As we begin to move towards a more environmentally friendly society, you begin to wonder what will the future hold for the future of transportation. In order to get from point A to point B, typically you need to drive a automobile, “60% if the US transportation emission come from cars and light trucks,”(Union of Concerned Scientist, 2014). Fossil fuel is used to produce the gasoline which powers automobiles in the United States; it is leading form of power supply for transportation....   [tags: fossil fuel, electricity, supply]
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Cars Run Over Buses - Cars run over Buses It is the speed of the wheels that ignites excitement; it is the sound of the engine that attracts attention, and it is the grip on the steering wheel that gives the sense of control. You will never experience these ideals by riding the public transportation. As someone who took the public transportation and as a driver, I know the financial issues and environmental effects of owning a car; however, there are still advantages of cars that run over public transportation. As a driver, I know it can be a hassle when finding a parking spot in busy urban areas and paying for the parking fee can sometimes be pricy....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transportation and Air Pollution in the United States - Air pollution has become a significant problem in the US as well as the world over years. It’s the result of variety of sources like industrial, agriculture, mechanical and transportation. Sadly, transportation which releases a great amount of carbon dioxides, nitrogen oxides and other toxicity is proven the leading cause of air pollution. There are several transportation factors that contribute to air pollution in the US. The first factor is the excessive use of SUVs and cars. Vehicle has played an important role in the US because of its use of connecting people to anyplace....   [tags: Pollution]
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Small Business: Lefra Transportation, Inc. - Lefra Transportation, Inc. Lefra Transportation, Inc. is an established privately owned and operated small business ambulatory organization located in Brooklyn, New York. The primary focus of this organization is to provide transport services to clients who are in need of dialysis treatment. The main duties are carried out by ambulatory drivers and other working colleagues who assist clients from their place of residence to dialysis centers and returns them to their abodes. The state of New York has 5 boroughs, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island....   [tags: electronic device, strategic plan, crisis]
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Design of Motorcycle Scooter - The design of motorized scooters has been influenced by cultural, spiritual, and symbolic representations. The motorized scooter coming out of WWII served as a functional mode of transportation for its gas efficiency. Today the motorized scooter is idealized for its efficiency, functional design, and fashionable appeal. The damage of WWII left Italy without reliable roads or transportation systems, as well as a serious fuel shortage. These demands and needs led to a trend toward a smaller, affordable, and fuel efficient transportation and established the zeitgeist that allowed the scooter to succeed as an industrially manufactured product....   [tags: Transportation]
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Funding for Transit Systems - Background Information The Toronto Transportation Commission was established in 1920, however, it was only renamed the Toronto Transit Commission on January 1 of 1954. Toronto’s first subway, which also started in 1954; the Union-to-Eglinton section of what is now the Yonge line, was built with revenues from the war when gas limits restricted the use of automobiles. As well, in that year, the TTC became the only provider of public transit in Metro Toronto. However, the Toronto Transit Commission has come a long way, as the total number of riders in 2008 was 466.7 million....   [tags: Transportation]
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Building Rail to Last - “A railroad is like a lie, you have to keep building it to make it stand.” - Mark Twain Sustainability, the ability to create an enduring system, is a critical factor in the evaluation of an industry. The health of the transportation industry and specifically the railroad industry depends on the industry’s ability to sustain its business model in the face of resource challenges. A key driver of rail sustainability is the infrastructure, the rails, switches, yards and turnouts that the railroad industry uses when moving goods from source to destination....   [tags: Transportation]
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Utah, California v. Secretary of Transportation - Significant facts In 1994, Congress pass a bill, with President approval, that withheld ten percent of federal highway funds from states who fail to penalize drug offenders by suspending the drivers license for six months. A condition the federal government placed on the grants for highway funds is states’ must suspend the drivers license for any drug conviction, regardless of severity, including marijuana possession. However, states do have the ability to “opt out” by passing their own state law stating they will not suspend drivers licenses for such violations....   [tags: Drug Offenders, Highway Funds]
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Duquesne Loop Bus Transportation Program - Is the Loop Bus as beneficial to students as it should be. The SGA Loop Bus is a service provided to Duquesne University students by the Student Government Association. It is a three fleet bus system that provides transportation from Duquesne University to Southside, Oakland, and Waterfront that is operated on Friday and Saturday during the academic school year. It is the subject of one of the major gripes with Duquesne University and is not quite what it is cracked up to be. There are many consequences due to the inconsistencies of the Loop Bus making it not only irritable to wait for but places you in danger....   [tags: Duquesne University, SGA, Pittsburgh]
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The Gas Guzzler Blues - Currently gas continues to climb. Cent by cent the money is directly being sucked out of our cars. The rise affects everyone, and is especially hard on those of us who commune long distances every day; something needs to be done. This posts the question of whether or not we will be able to find way to lower the cost of gas. If that is not possible, can we find a new way to fuel our means of transportation without strangling our wallets. Being a young teen attending a community college promotes some hefty mileage to be taken on, and as gas prices raise, my banking account plummets....   [tags: Transportation]
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Technology in Transportation - Technology in Transportation Throughout history, getting things (and people) where they need to go has been a pretty basic need. The Romans needed to move stone to build their aqueducts; the nobles wanted luxury spices and silks brought to them from far off lands; ancient cities needed to move vegetables and grains from the farms, to storage, and then to the cities to feed the populace. Transportation has always been one of the backbones of every great civilization, without the ability to move goods long distances, your 'culture' was only the distance you could go conveniently to get what was necessary for survival that you could not produce....   [tags: Computers Machines Papers]
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The Erie Canal - The Erie Canal is a waterway in New York that runs 363 miles from Albany, New York, on the Hudson River to Buffalo, New York, at Lake Erie, completing a navigable water route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. The canal contains 36 locks which allows a boat to go from one level of a water to another level lower by raising the water level in one section which lets the boat move from one lock to the next. By doing this, the Erie Canal makes a once non-accessible waterway a common mean of transportation for both goods and people....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transit rider surveys - Introduction Often concerns over travel time and safety are cited as reasons people do not choose to ride transit; however, little has been studied about people’s real-time experiences on transit. It is important to understand the perceptions of a transit rider, including their emotional state before, during and after a transit trip. By fully understanding these perceptions, transit service providers can better plan for transit improvements. The question, therefore, is what is the best method for collecting this qualitative data....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transportation - Transportation is movement of people and goods from one location to another. Throughout history, the economic wealth and military power of a people or a nation have been closely tied to efficient methods of transportation. Transportation provides access to natural resources and promotes trade, allowing a nation to accumulate wealth and power. Transportation also allows the movement of soldiers, equipment, and supplies so that a nation can wage war. Transportation systems and the routes they use have greatly influenced both how and where people live....   [tags: essays research papers] 1014 words
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What mode of public transportation is superior: buses or taxis? - 1. Introduction The spatial structure of the city has a huge impact on how transport networks function. In the case of South Africa with the effects of apartheid planning still looming in the background the ordinary citizen is the one that is affected by this in the end. Public transportation in South Africa has faced a lot problems in the past, some areas in the country are better off than others. The current government is still perpetuating elements of apartheid style planning in the new South Africa....   [tags: South Africa Public Transport]
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Transportation's Impact on Our World - Transportation's Impact on Our World Methods of transportation have always occupied a certain niche in society. Beyond their obvious practical use, transports from horses to speed boats to sports cars embody the romance and intrigue of travel. However, beyond the obvious effect low fuel-efficiency standards have had on pollution in the United States and elsewhere, the environmental impacts of transportation are rarely taken into account. Advances in transportation have had two main effects on the environment....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 936 words
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Water Transportation in the Jacksonian Era - Water Transportation in the Jacksonian Era Water travel assisted heavily with transportation of goods and people from the American north-east to the west, which would eventually create a separation from the south. Before any canals were even built, there was a great demand for better transportation to and from the west. During this time of exploration, something was necessary in order for settlement to progress. After the canals were built, people living in to north grew exceedingly wealthy from the trading benefits of the canals....   [tags: essays papers]
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Clothing, Shelter and Transportation in Panama - Clothing, Shelter and Transportation in Panama Panama, a small country located in Central America, is very diversified in both its people and its climate. Considered to be the isthmus connecting South America to North America, Panama has played a key role in global transportation since the creation of the Panama Canal. The canal goes through the midsection of the country connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, allowing for much faster sea travel. Because of its location, Panama has been heavily influenced by several countries including Colombia which they were ruled by until 1903 and the United States which played such a large role in the realization of the canal....   [tags: Panama Culture Region Essays Papers]
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How To Manage A Transportation Agency - Introduction How to review a fleet management operation is a difficult question for federal agencies. Fleet management operations are composed of many diverse tasks and responsibilities. Today, managing and operating a fleet of motor vehicles has become both challenging and rewarding. Fleet personnel must understand the vehicle acquisition market, maintenance and repairs, vehicle disposal and all the regulations and policies affecting use of motor vehicles. This requires extensive training for fleet managers....   [tags: Business Management] 1892 words
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The Newest Type of Transportation - The Newest Type of Transportation Transportation, by definition, is the act of moving something or someone from one place to another. There are many different types of transportation vehicles such as bicycles, boats, human feet (for walking/running), and many more. Although when truly asked about transportation what comes to mind. Yes, the automobile. The automobile, and transportation contains many issues to go along with it. There are five main issues which consist of; social, physical, economic, energy demand, and environmental....   [tags: Cars Automobile Technology Essays]
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Democracy and Transportation in America - Democracy and Transportation in America In 1952, Charles E. Wilson resigned as President of GM to become Secretary of Defense. At the confirmation he was asked if he could make a decision in the interest of the nation if it were adverse to GM. "Yes sir, I could," Wilson said. "I cannot conceive of one, because for years I thought what was good for our country was good for General Motors and vice versa. The difference does not exist."1 Yet his GM is accused of undermining the American transportation infrastructure and destroying a viable, superior streetcar network in order to sell more cars....   [tags: Politics Political Research Papers]
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Fossil Fuel versus Biofuels as a Primary Fuel for Transportation - Should we then abandon fossil fuel completely and change to a cleaner type of fuel. Fossil fuel has always been the blame on the bad and polluted environment that we have right now. But we still use fossil fuel, or in this paper we call it petroleum, because it is highly efficient to use it for our transportation fuel. The ‘abundant’ reserve and the increasing development of technology to harness it efficiently from beneath us has made us realize that petroleum is the best fuel for our transportation needs....   [tags: petroleum, biodiesel, oil, fuel]
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Effects of the Rising Oil Prices on the Transportation Industry - The transportation industry relies on oil to keep its road, rail, maritime and air networks operating. As time goes on oil is becoming increasingly scarce resulting in price increases. This research essay will delve into the effects of rising oil prices will have on the transport industry along with solutions. Oil is the main driving force behind the transportation industry as no other alternatives burn as cleanly, or are as safe to transport. Bio fuels have created a niche in the market but unfortunately there is no feasible way to harvest enough biofuel to meet the worldwide oil demand....   [tags: economics, energy, resources]
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Biofuel: Ethanol Alternative to Transportation - Biofuel: Ethanol Alternative to Transportation For the past three decades Oil dominates the agenda of political discussion. With scares over price volatility, sizes of reserves, international imports and least of which are the environmental impacts due to carbon dioxide and other emissions. Various speculations and educated guesses place our total depletion of crude oil within the next 50 years and there is a general consensus between environmentalists that we steer toward a hydrogen transportation system given the projected work and nonexistent carbon dioxide emissions (Environmental Technologies class lecture, Santa Clara University)....   [tags: Politics Oil Essays]
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Heavy oil transportation: can it be made easier by magnetism? - Introduction Transportation of heavy crude represents a competitive situation, as it is energy exhaustive and capital intensive. Due to low API gravity (20° to 10°) and high viscosity (200 to 10,000 CP), the flow of oil through pipelines is very difficult. According to Chevron – Phillips, the heaviness of crude oil is due to large proportion of high molecular weight non paraffinic compounds and less percentage of paraffin. Geological origin of heavy crude oil is at the shallower depths and is the result of improper degradation of kerogen via thermal gradient....   [tags: oil industry, cheveron]
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