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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 Throughout History: Pipeline Transportation - ... The cable can be driven or passive. Items can be moved by pulling, sliding, sailing, or by drives within the object being moved on cableways. The use of pulleys and balancing of loads going up and down are common elements of cable transport. They are also used mountain tertains. Common modes of cable transport are, an one example from every group: • Aerial lifts; such as: • Aerial tramway • Chairlift • Funitel • Gondola lift • Ski lift • Zip line • Surface lifts, such as: • Cable car • Cable ferry • Funicular • Surface lift • Vertical lifts, such as: • Elevator Chairlift Mostly using in ski areas on the mountains, there is cabin which is carrying the passengers, and cabin is on the s...   [tags: cable transportation, car, elevators] 1894 words
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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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Strengthening Surface Transportation Security - Executive Order 13416 Strengthening Surface Transportation Security The purpose of this executive order is to make sure American surface transportation security is protected from terroristic acts. Surface transportation is a critical infrastructure that includes “…highways, transit systems, railways, and waterways that comprise the intermodal transportation network…” (Surface Transportation Policy and Legislation, 2013). It is a critical infrastructure because surface transportation makes a huge impact on the American economical system and effects American way of life....   [tags: terrorists, infrastructure, transportation] 1416 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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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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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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How Transportation Costs Affect Trade - The transportation costs affect the volume of trade in terms of the different quality or value to weight ratio of products. The transportation costs make up larger share in the price of low-quality products, so that an increase in the transportation cost will raise the price of low-quality goods proportionately than high-quality goods. And thus, consumers in the export markets tend to switch to high-quality goods, which has relatively constant price. Similarly, when we fixed the weight of both high and low value to weight ratio goods, the transportation costs will make up large share in the price of low value goods....   [tags: transportation, trade, bulk market] 924 words
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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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Transportation in Urban Communities: Traffic Problems - The traffic problems that all of us have to face well known. This aspect of urban experience deserves a lot of attention and discussion. As this is a problem faced by all and sundry. As asked in the first question its importance will be explained and in what ways it affects the urban life. It would be difficult to imagine how life will be without transportation a movement of people. It affects the urban experience in many different ways. Road congestion is becoming so common that people take 1 hour to reach at a place where they can be reached in about 20 mins....   [tags: traffic, urbanization, transportation] 773 words
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New York City Public Transportation System - ... Born in Upstate New York, Rockefeller was always looking for ways to benefit others. As he became older, he obtained the title of the “Wealthiest Man in the World”, and was an entrepreneur and philanthropist. All of what he achieved helped form what America is today – he set the precedent for future automobile makers. Towards the end of his life, Rockefeller donated a total of over half a billion dollars to benefit science and to fund colleges. New York State is known for having a low automobile ownership, because of its great dependence on public transportation, with the number of cars decreasing, and the number of low emission, hybrid, public transit vehicle increasing....   [tags: Metropolitan Transportation Authority] 1013 words
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Analysis of Accra and Tronto´s Transportation System - Mobility and Employment Apart from the urbanization that is taking place across all nations, the management theory of organization structure has also evolved drastically over the past century (Hall et al., 2012). Historically, centralization was once the dominating way of structuring an organization, which was denoted by the division of labour and its efficiency in completing the assigned tasks in separated and departmentalized functions, whereas a decentralized organization empowered her employees with decision-making across different level of organizational hierarchy....   [tags: mobility, employment, transportation, economic] 981 words
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The United States: The Impact of Its Economy on Transportation and Logistics Management - ... Many companies were unsure whether the economy would rebound quickly and put off hiring. The unemployment rate has dropped to 6.3 percent in 2014 (Bureau of Labor, 2014). This is because jobs are being added and some people have stopped looking for employment, reducing the unemployment rolls. Consumer Spending Americans tighten their belts in tough economic times and reduce their spending on nonessential items. For example, consumers were hopeful in 2012 and planned to increase holiday spending....   [tags: transportation and logistics] 805 words
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Virginia Candidates for Governor and Their Views on Healthcare, Education, and Transportation - There are some issues in the state of Virginia dealing with job creation, economic growth, abortion, drug reform and many others. I’ll be talking about how the candidates for Virginia governor and I feel about these issues in Virginia. The major three issues I chosen to talk about are health care, education and transportation. I’ll show you the three candidates’ stances on the issues and even mine. Also, how would I change the current laws regarding these matters. The first major issue that I’m going to talk about is health care....   [tags: healthcare, education, transportation] 596 words
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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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Transportation is the Backbone of the Economy in America - ... Regulations governing security and movements through international supply chains demand cost and complexity to the system. RAIL MODE OF TRANSPORTATION Rail transportation has an average level of physical constrains linked to the types of locomotives and a low gradient is required, most especially for freight. Heavy industries majorly use rail transport systems, although containerization has improved the moldability of rail transportation by connecting it with road and maritime modes. Rail is by far the land transportation mode with the highest capacity of 23,000 tons fully loaded coal unit train being the heaviest load ever carried....   [tags: supply chain, terrorism, security] 1406 words
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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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The Issue of Transportation and the Environment - Transport- The issue of transportation and the environment is somewhat of a paradox. Transportation conveys certain socioeconomic benefits, but transportation is also effecting environmental systems. Positively, transportation supports the increasing need of mobility for passengers and freight, while negatively, transport is tied to motorizations, congestion on transport lines, and the growing lists of environmental externalities. Since the Industrial Age, humans have been rapidly changing their modes of travel, and as this evolution continues, we use more and more of the resources around us....   [tags: socioeconomic benefits, energy sources] 518 words
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International Transportation for a Global Economy - In a global economy, no nation is independently sufficient and is an intricate part of the different phases when originating trade or sell of product within the country. States must secure what it takes to produce more efficiently than their trade partners do to survive in the competition. The growth of freight being transported, as well as the variety of origins and destinations, promotes the importance of international transportation as a fundamentally sound global economy. Since the development of international transportation, and the distances involved, has created a greater demand for the maritime transport industry, port activities, rail transit, and motor transport....   [tags: martime, transport, economy] 600 words
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Transportation and How it Affects Logistics - ... SCM can be divided into three main groups: purchase, manufacture, and transport (Thomas et al., 1996). The focus is on transportation. There are different modes of transportation. These modes of transportation fall under three basic types and they are: land (road, rail and pipelines), water (shipping) and air. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these modes of transportation in logistics. First, is a mode of land transportation. There are road, rail and pipelines that fall under this category....   [tags: purchase, manufacture, shipment] 595 words
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Regulation Deregulation of the Transportation Industry - ... Government regulation within the market intervention may be direct, legislative regulations of pricing, quality of service, entry and passing. The kind of antitrust regulations intends to control corporations in the unrestricted operation of the market. The support for such regulations in all transport modes is based on the belief that under some circumstances, private markets fail to provide transportation services in the most efficient and tactful manner. Thus, the corporations take the government intervention for granted....   [tags: Freight, Business, Economy] 582 words
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Transportation and Its Effect on the World - ... Notably the Clean Air Act of 1963 and the National Emissions Standards Act of 1965 put harsh restrictions on lead in gasoline, set a standard for the amount of pollutants allowed into the air for each automobile, and addressed the effects of pollution of human health. Also most states require that you pass a pollution and waste test for your car before you can legally drive. There is a reason for all-of-this hullabaloo, effects on humans for poor disposal of fossil fuel waste is a huge daily occurrence....   [tags: automobile, pollution, oil] 1819 words
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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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The Role of Transportation in Developing Nations - ... Problems like climate change, soil quality, air quality, water quality, and land take are increasingly present. The world will always need to develop, but we can not pollute the environment like today – we need a sustainable development. Cars are the main form of transport that people use. The most common vehicle fuels are ethanol and gasoline. Both vehicles fuels are pollutants and environment damage, but the alcohol is much less polluting than gasoline. According to International Energy Agency "IEA Energy Technology Essentials" (2007), biofuels are a sustainable energy....   [tags: mobility management] 800 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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The Discovery of Vesicle Transportation System - ... Cells, specifically eukaryotic cells, consist of different sections called organelles where the various cell functions occur. “This compartmentalization vastly improves the efficiency of many cellular functions and prevents potentially dangerous molecules from roaming freely within the cell” (Zierath & Lendahl). This quote displays the advantages of specialization within division of the cell; however, due to this “compartmentalization” of the cell, a system is required to transport and exchange molecules between these different intracellular sections to support cell activities, which is where vesicles arise in significance....   [tags: cell, body, mechanics, disease, factory] 882 words
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The Development of Intelligent Transportation Systems - ... GPS-based services include in-vehicle satellite navigation, vehicle security system, accident notification and tracking along with monitoring to name few. Although most of GPS-based application depend on real time information collection, the historic GPS collected data intrinsically has great potential for further offline based application such as compute the journey speed, congestion monitoring, accidents deep analysis such as reason and driver's behavior. This project aims to build an open framework that focuses on traffic and vehicular data for enhancing Public Transport Management System (PTMS) efficiency in terms analysis and planning....   [tags: technology, gps, violations] 663 words
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The Transportation Security Administration is Ineffective - ... As a result, the TSA increased the use of full-body scanners to replace metal detectors. Before the 2009 attack, there were only 40 full-body scanners in use across 19 airports. After the attack, the government planned to have over 1000 machines in use by the end of 2011. However, the expensive machines are ineffective. In 2010, TV personality Adam Savage unintentionally managed to get two 12" long razor blades through security[1]. In 2011, an undercover TSA agent was able to successfully pass through the scanners with a handgun in her underwear, repeatedly[2]....   [tags: air, travel, security, privacy, invasive]
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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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Automation in Transportation Fare Collection - ... Some larger modernized transit systems are already using automated/electronic methods of collecting fares, tracking ridership information, and invoicing companies for rides. Electronic method has two basic parameters for fare payments, these are (1) Payment options i.e. single-ride, multi-ride, period pass, stored value, and post payment; and (2) Payment media i.e. cash, token, paper ticket, magnetic ticket, smart card, credit card, debit /ATM card, and transit vouchers. In addition to this method, some cities have also implemented software solutions to automate their data collection, analysis and reporting in as much as possible....   [tags: urban transit systems]
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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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Drones and The Transportation of Goods - ... Iwata et al. (2005) identified in this project that markets for personal uses have become larger than that for public uses in history, because the former ones match mass production. However in the air, personal vehicles are not yet freely available. This research concluded successfully. Two or more UAVs were able to carry one single load by executing the same instructions, so they increased their actuation capabilities to perform cooperative missions for small drones. According Maza, Kondak, Bernard and Ollero (2009), the cooperation of many of these vehicles is the most suitable approach for many applications....   [tags: Weight, Packages] 1042 words
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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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Modes of Transportation in Our Body - The vehicles of life, both seen and unseen, are essential to the functionality of our dynamic world. Macroscopically, cars, trains, and airplanes have the ability to transport us out of the mundane into the extraordinary. Microscopically, molecules and cells meandering their way through highways of veins and arteries form the lifeblood of humanity. A drop of blood carrying countless blood cells travels throughout our bodies delivering oxygen to tissue, helping our bodies to produce the energy it needs....   [tags: oxgyen, blood, cells, experience] 551 words
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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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Analizing Transportation in Supply Chain - Information background: Developing a new transportation-system requires legal advice for evaluating regulations imposed by countries. For example EU establishes TIR-rules for movement of goods within the EU-region (UK-TaxTIR, 2013), CO2 emissions requirements (UK-CO2, 2013) and special licensees (UK, 2013) for truck-transportation. The labor-law cost and tax-reductions benefits for new investments should be determine before develop at self or joint transport solution Table one resume the general aspects for ABC transport system evaluation: Aspects to evaluate Maintain actual outsource transport activity Developed a joint venture with Suppliers and Customers Developed ABC wholly-own-trans...   [tags: tranport, laws, taxes, benefits]
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Transportation Service Administration and Aviation - ... Two years later, there was a bomb scare and two violent hijackings that triggered an emergency rule by the Federal Aviation Administration or the FAA. Starting in 1973, the FAA ruled that all carry- on baggage will be inspected and passengers scanned. Later in August, 1974, the anti-hijacking Air Transportation Security Act of 1974 is passed. The FAA is sanctioned for a universal screening rule and introduces metal detection screening for passengers and X-ray inspection of carry-on baggage. (Department of Homeland Security, 2013) From the early 1970’s forward, the FAA had greater involvement in aviation security than the years before....   [tags: airline and aviation security] 1376 words
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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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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - ... With the ever evolving ideas people come up with to manipulate law enforcement, I completely understand every concern the TSA is considering while creating new ways to ensure safety and avoid terroristic attack; but when it gets to the point where one must bear-all to prove they are not carrying a bomb is definitely crossing a thin metaphoric line between caring and intruding. Before the TSA ever existed there were many leniencies that would baffle the mind of frequent flyers today. Most employees were only required to show their I.Ds to surpass security in and around the building....   [tags: US department of homeland security] 780 words
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Alternative Transportation: The Electric Car - Gasoline powered cars are everywhere, with 800 million of them in 2008 (Seamans), it would be hard for the civilized world to give the car up for an alternative mode of transportation. The internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV) provides transportation to millions everyday, someday though the petroleum supplies will run dry and an alternative will need to be found. If we as a society wait until that day to find the alternative, said alternative will be costly and probably inefficient. Electric cars have skulked in the shadows, neglected and abused, but soon that all will change....   [tags: pollution, gasoline, battery] 772 words
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Evolution of Intermodal Transportation - ... This competition between truck transportation and rail transportation for long-haul freight hindered the growth of intermodal transportation since any cooperation would mean losing clients and jobs to each other (Lowe, 2005). This competition became spread between all modes of transportation, where each mode seeks to exploit its own advantages over the others and they viewed each other with suspicion (Rodrigue & Comtois et al., 2013). The government's transportation policies also hindered any efforts for a integrated intermodal system....   [tags: global market, supply chain]
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People and Public Transportation - To many people public transportation is a plus. It is cheap, reliable, and it takes you anywhere you want to go. Common people use public transportation every day, to some it’s part of their daily routine, to others it is an emergency measure or just to a reliable way to travel to get somewhere they have to go. But are there any dark, secret, and negative effects that the people in our community do not think of. Many people answer yes to this question and say public transportation is death, death to our planet....   [tags: cars, society, environment] 1143 words
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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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Alternatives to Public Transportation - Transportation is one of the biggest things in our lives today. If there was no transportation, would we have been able to travel from one location to another so easily. Knowing that public transportation is provided every few minutes and hours, would we have been able to travel far and make it back. Consequently, imagining life without transportation seems fairly impossible. Traveling to work, school, home or anywhere else has been becoming a rapidly increasing issue that needs attention....   [tags: communities, choices, beneficial] 1297 words
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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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The Transportation Security Administration - The Transportation Security Administration, more commonly known as TSA, is a part of the United States Department of homeland Security that supervises and manages the safety of travelers in the United States. Unlike other government operated tasks forces such as the military or FBI who has been in existence for an extended period of time, the TSA was only recently founded twelve years ago in 2001 after the devastating terroristic attack that took place in New York city’s twin towers earlier that year....   [tags: US department of homeland security] 2958 words
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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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Benefits of Deregulating Transportation - ... The study found, regardless of the speed limit being raised or lowered, vehicles traveled at the same speed (EFFECTS OF RAISING AND LOWERING SPEED LIMITS ON SELECTED ROADWAY SECTIONS). With the removal of traffic laws comes the removal of traffic signs such as posted speed limits and no U-turn signs. Drachten, a Dutch city, took down all signs and road markings. After doing so the city saw a significant decline in traffic accidents. This caused drivers and pedestrians to focus more attention on what was happening around them and acting accordingly rather than relying on traffic signs....   [tags: traffic laws, traffic signs]
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Transportation System: Asphalt Pavement - ... In fact, recent study proposes to incorporate LCA with the impacts of pavement construction and maintenance with the operational energy use and particulate matter emissions of on-road vehicles. These will increase approximately 10% of the environmental impact rather than estimating the vehicle operations separately (Chester & Horvath, 2009). According to Santero et al. (2009), the environmental impact of pavement construction and maintenance has been expanded over the manufacture of pavement materials....   [tags: construction, maintenance, assessment] 1336 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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