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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 - ... The funds were appropriated “out of the appropriation for Steamboat or other Power Boat Service” (Keogh, 1927) This step in the process led to the Postal Department seeking help to gain a larger role in the civil aviation community which eventually led to the Kelly Act of 1925 otherwise known as the Air Act of 1925. The Kelly Act of 1925 was begun in part because railroad companies were complaining about the profits being taken by the new air delivery portion of the Postal Department. Congressman Clyde Kelly sponsored the bill and although it was meant to be a way to get the plan off track, it ended up helping the fledgling air mail service....   [tags: Transportation]
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A Look at Transportation in Three Cities - ... Flights are provided by the San Diego International Airport and the San Diego port avails the ferrying services. Freight services are made available by the Burlington Santa Fe of the northern side and the trains connect the city to other cities in the nation (Bernick, 1990). On the other hand, the transport system in Brussels can be said to be much more extensive than that in San Diego though to some extent, both can be classified on the same level in terms of development. The transport system in Brussels is modernized and very well organized as compared to that in San Diego....   [tags: Transportation]
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Public Transportation and the Affiliated Debt - ... Unique about the Metro Transit of Minneapolis is its governing body, the Metropolitan Council. The Metropolitan Council is the regional governmental agency and metropolitan planning organization in Minnesota serving the Twin Cities along with its surrounding seven county metropolitan area. The Metropolitan Council is granted regional authority powers in state statutes by the Minnesota Legislature. These powers can supersede decisions and actions of local governments. The legislature entrusts the Council to maintain public services and oversee growth of the Minnesota’s largest metro area....   [tags: Transportation]
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Wealth and Power Associated With Transportation Systems - ... In 1831 they carried their first passengers, and by 1834 they were making several runs a day between the cities. (Schlichting, 2001) But the Mohawk and Hudson’s short sixteen miles of rail line was only the beginning in what would become an all out war among the most renowned robber barons of the era, and it started with a man who made his first fortune in steamboats. In 1810, at the age of 16, Cornelius Vanderbilt borrowed a hundred dollars, bought a small boat, and went into the ferry business in New York City....   [tags: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Transportation in Richmond - ... Well, about a century ago, a brilliant inventor by the name of Henry Ford invented the car, which became a very reliable mean for transportation. At first, only the rich and wealthy were able to afford a car, but as time moved on. Banks created better banking systems and cars became more accessible. As more cars filled the streets of Richmond, dirt paths had to be paved and stoplights were implemented in-order to make the city suitable for public transportation. However, as more people began furthering their investment into a vehicle(s), a certain problem arose –congestion....   [tags: Civil Engineering]
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Urban Transportation - ... The walking time, in Hong Kong, between the passenger’s starting point and the location of boarding are an estimated four minutes. The estimated walking time for the TRL are no where near that efficient in providing accessibility to the users. The main driving force in the highly efficient and accessible Hong Kong transit system is its strict transportation polices. These policies reveal that the government plays the key role in regulating and maintaining the overall performance of the system....   [tags: Urban Research ]
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Urban Transportation - Urban Transportation (works cited missing) The development of urban transportation has not changed with the cities; cities have changed with transportation. In the early years of transportation it was the mass transit of horse and buggies or electric rail cars that shaped cities. Then as the automobile became affordable to the public, personal transportation redefined the city as it was known. It is the automobile and the movement to the suburbs that has public transportation struggling to make money today....   [tags: essays research papers] 3099 words
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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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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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Transportation 1788-1868 - Transportation 1788-1868 The process of transporting convicted criminals to Australia came about as a result of Britain's defeat in the American War of Independence. With the loss of this colony, Britain also lost its primary depository for its surplus criminal population; and, for a time, these excess numbers were housed in floating jails - 'hulks' - moored on the Thames. This proved an unpopular policy and so, in 1787, a British fleet set sail to build a penal colony at Botany Bay in New South Wales - seventeen years after James Cook had landed there....   [tags: Essays Papers] 687 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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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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A New Road to Transportation - ... An electric car is only spending 2.5 cents per mile and 10 cents per kilowatt to charge. This is with average electricity costs. A driver can have a charging station installed in their very own home. Soon when everyone has electrics there will be electric stations instead of gas stations. Once people realize how much they can save they’ll want to switch. Imagine a 700 ton metal machine passing by at one third the speed of sound. That makes my jaw hit the floor, because it weighs over a million pounds and goes 534mph....   [tags: Hybrid Electric Car, Smart Car] 2468 words
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Technology Opportunities in Transportation - ... While parked, especially in locations of extreme hot or cold, these trucks are typically found idling while the driver is resting. In addition to being a home away from home for the truck drivers, they idle for a variety of reasons. These include keeping the fuel and engine warm, for the driver’s resting comfort, to mask out other noises, and for safety (Keller). Unfortunately, while they are idling, the engine is consuming diesel fuel at a time when oil prices are at their highest. It has been calculated that every hour a truck idles unnecessarily is equivalent to 8-10 miles of on-road driving (Keller)....   [tags: Technology] 1205 words
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Beginning of Air Transportation - ... When President Calvin Coolidge signed the Air Commerce Act into law many individuals criticized the President, but the acts intent was to help the American aviation industry. Just as the Air Commerce Act was intended it “aided a struggling field of enterprise by regularizing its practices and procedures-an example of government helping not restricting people” (Downs, 2001, par. 25). Other operations, such as safety standards, were needed to further attract stability into the newly developed aviation industry....   [tags: Aviation ]
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The Shift - The incoming December 2012 or “The Shift” will be faced with fears and chaos to people who believed that the earth will be going into a phase of destruction and reconstruction. The phase is said required our earth to be demolished and destroyed before the process of reconstruction the earth is started,Lonecryer(2010).One of the factors that contributed into the destruction of the earth that has to be taken into account is global warming. The term global warming refers to the rise in the average temperature of the planet, due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as a result of various natural and human activities, David(2009).Nowadays, mankind have to face the reality that the earth is severely suffering due to the global warming impacts.Thus,researchers and scientists from all across the world conduct thousands of experiment to find the “cure”to this catastrophic issue....   [tags: Transportation] 1041 words
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Mass Transit: The Future of American Travel - ... By maintaining this yearly funding of public transportation there lies the possibility of a whole new job sector emerging which could, in turn, stem long-term unemployment rates. Secondly, there is strong evidence to support a positive causation between public transportation and beneficial effects towards families and businesses. For example, for every dollar invested in the field of public transportation, approximately four dollars are generated in “economic returns” (2). There also exist statistics that claim that for every 10 million dollars invested in public transportation, there is potential for returns as high as 30 million dollars in business sales solely (2)....   [tags: Transportation]
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Cars Run Over Buses - ... I use my mother's second-hand car that cost her less than a thousand bucks. You can definitely find an affordable car at a local auto sale. Though it may look unattractive and embarrassing, it can accomplish the same goals an expensive car can. It is definitely less embarrassing than falling in a public transportation. Defenders of public transportation then criticize the expense of owning a car, such as gas prices. It is obviously cheaper to pay for a public transportation than purchasing gas for approximately $4.00 per gallon (within the United States), but I would say the gas is worth every dollar you pay for....   [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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Design of Motorcycle Scooter - ... Its general shape has similarities with the form of a snail, with a large rear shell and the long upright neck and head. The parallel suggests a safe ride, since the snail is known for being a very slow traveler. While the scooter is a metallic object, it is always painted over, concealing the cold and hard suggestions of bare metal, again, giving the object a friendlier and safer feeling. The concealing of the motor from view subtracts any suggestions of the raw and untamed power of the motor and conveys a message of safety and simplicity with (supposedly) less intricate and complicated mechanics for the rider to worry about....   [tags: Transportation]
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Technology Opportunities in The Trucking Industry - ... With the inclusion of speed governors on trucks, trucking will be more gas efficient and safer. Gas efficiency will lead to great savings on fuel that will cut the cost of transportation. Speed governors are devices that put a limit on how fast a vehicle can go. The reduction of speed has big effects on fuel efficiency, “It's a fact that slowing a truck down by 10 miles per hour reduces fuel consumed by 15 percent (Graham, 2011).” Fuel efficiency is not the only thing that comes from the use of speed governors; the trucks are safer, the equipment (such as tires and brakes) last longer, and the liability cost is lower (Road Safe America, 2009)....   [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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Upcoming Initiatives within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - ... There are numerous elevator and escalator maintenance and/or replacements occurring throughout the Metropolitan area stations, which mean there may be limited access for disabled passengers. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, there must be “reasonable accommodation” for any person with disabilities when it comes to public transportation, be it newly constructed stations, existing stations, or alterations to existing stations which all must all be accessible otherwise, they could potentially face a lawsuit....   [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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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 - ... This appears to be a relatively new funding tool for the railroads to take advantage of shared interests with state governments for railroad infrastructure improvements. Government-assisted programs Another means for the railroads to finance infrastructure improvements is through the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Program. RRIF provides for loans and loan guarantees from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) up to $35.0 billion as authorized under the Safe Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: a Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)....   [tags: Transportation]
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“Choo-Choo” Goes the Money Train - ... It was originally estimated that private funding cover about 75% of the cost, and whatever shortfalls occurred would be picked up by the federal government. Since 2008, the California economy has done poorly, and as a result that proposed private funding has vanished. In addition, Federal funding commitments only account for approximately 2% of the total cost, and Federal Law prohibits the diverting of highway funds towards this project. If this plan moves forward, it will be on the backs of the California taxpayer who currently taxed at the 2nd highest rate in the country....   [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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The Erie Canal - ... Also the construction of the canal required enormous amounts of personnel in areas that had yet to be settled. In the first years of construction there was little to no progress. In order to push forward in the building of the canal, the workers first had to cross into the Montezuma Marsh. Unfortunately crossing the Montezuma Marsh, over 1,000 workers died from swamp fever and poor living conditions. Henceforth construction in the area was stopped for the season and put off until the end of the winter....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transit rider surveys - ... Liu, Bunker, & Ferreira (2010) discussed origin-destination route choice modelling as a measure of service quality. They suggested that passengers would select different routes, when going to a common destination, based on their specific perceptions of the service. Qualitative data was not addressed as the study assumed that the shortest path would be the primary choice of passengers. In this light, their model was based upon passenger oriented performance measures yet they did not analyse passenger route choice behaviour....   [tags: Transportation]
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The Gas Guzzler Blues - ... If all this money is being spent then why aren’t these vehicles being put underway for consumers. Peter Katel, a veteran journalist and author of “Oil Jitters”, agrees with this. In Katel’s article, he explains concerns about our dependency for foreign oil and how “motorists may have to learn how to conserve energy” (1). Maybe that is just the ticket to get out of this mess. Vehicles that are more fuel-efficient would result in buying fuel less often. Katel reviewed two different individuals to see their response on the idea of fuel-efficient cars....   [tags: Transportation]
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Delta and The Future of The Airline Industry - ... Delta Airlines boasts several key resources and capabilities that they have used to sustain a competitive advantage among legacy airlines and still compete with low-cost carriers. Delta utilizes their human resources for competitive advantage by rewarding its employees for productivity. Despite high compensation and benefits, Delta has remained a high-performer by employing a mostly nonunion workforce, resulting in less restrictive work rules and creating “a significant productivity advantage among flight attendants and ground crew” (Rivkin 8)....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transportation Throughout the University of Maryland Campus - ... The Purple Line will be an extension of the current Metro system that connects the Orange and Red lines, a route spanning from New Carlton to Bethesda. The rail will cross the College Park campus along Campus Drive, the main road that cuts through the hub of the university where the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University Health Center, and other highly traveled buildings are located. Campus Drive, already the location of several bus stops that include Shuttle and the Metrobus, will now serve as part of an extensive cross-county Light Rail system....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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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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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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5 Modes Of Transportation - 5 Modes of Transportation In order to have easy mobility of persons and goods, it is necessary to have a sophisticated and widespread transportation system. This system is made up of five primary areas of transportation, which are: - Motor vehicles - Railroad transportation - Air transportation - Water transportation - Pipelines Each of these five modes consists of different subsystems which make up the system. Each mode is used to transport persons or goods, but in many instances, one mode may be favored over the others....   [tags: essays research papers] 1431 words
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Transportation And Community D - Transportation affects every aspect of our lives and daily routine, including where we live, work, play, shop, go to school, etc. It has a profound impact on residential patterns, industrial growth, and physical and social mobility. Roads, highways, freeways and mass transit systems do not spring up out of thin air. They are planned. Someone makes a conscious decision to locate freeways, bus stops, and train stations where they are built. Transportation is no less a civil rights and quality of life issue....   [tags: essays research papers] 681 words
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Transportation Economic Affect - Transportation Economic Affect "Developments in transportation, rather than manufacturing and agriculture, sparked economic growth in the first half of the 19th century." Assess the validity of the statement. In the first half of the 19th century, there was a increase in both manufacturing and commercial interests. It was a time for the growth of large cites such as New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Boston. The growth of these cities signaled a rise in the economic growth of the nation as a whole....   [tags: Papers] 410 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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Public Transportation Benefits - At one point in history the human population could rely on self-mobilization to sufficiently relocate from place to place. In other words, everybody used to travel around on foot because there was no other means of transportation. Mankind could only hold itself to this sole means of mobility for so long. Eventually the human mind got creative and many different ways of transportation developed. From horseback and drawn carriages to Henry Ford's marvel of creation the automobile; people began to move from place to place at a more rapid rate every day....   [tags: Engineering] 829 words
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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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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 Effects of Highways and Automobiles on Urban American Character - The development of the United States Highway System has had negative impacts on the urban character of our country’s cities. One of the main catalysts, if not the main catalyst, of urban sprawl has been the development of transportation. It has made it extremely convenient and easy for people to move farther out of the inner city and develop rural America. As a result many prominent cities across our country have felt the effects of sprawl through diminished downtown economies. Highways have also played a key role in the standardization of American urban environments....   [tags: transportation, suburban, ] 1308 words
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Industrialization in America - ... In 1815, the steamboat service started on the Mississippi River and before long they expanded across the nation (Ochoa 2). Steamboats could go upriver as well as downriver, which was not possible prior to the invention of steam power and boats could only go with the current downriver with no way to return North. Steamboats allowed transportation to be a two-way process and goods could be moved to the North and the South easily. Steamboats became increasingly important for the transportation of goods, and in effect the river cities were economically significant and powerful due to the money, goods and people moving through them every day....   [tags: American History, Transportation] 1308 words
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