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A Look at Transportation in Three Cities - Report on Transport Issues in Developed and Developing States; Brussels in Belgium (Western Europe), San Diego in California (North America) and Kampala in Uganda (Africa) Introduction The entire transportation network in many cities enhances the exchange of services and goods and improves the interaction among societies. The efficiency and quality of a transport system has a very significant effect on social and economic welfare of any country or city. The management and development of an appropriate, affordable and reliable transport network in any city is essential for the development of the economy and service delivery to every part of the world....   [tags: Transportation]
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Public Transportation and the Affiliated Debt - Comparing the transit systems of specific metro regions in most if not all cases has similar characteristics across the country, financial issues. Transit systems from the largest in the country such as the New York City Metro Transit Authority and Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit Authority with a combined 9.3 million daily ridership to the smallest such as the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transit Authority of Rochester, New York struggle with financial issues (Transit for Livable Communities, 2009)....   [tags: Transportation]
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Modeling Benefits for Transportation Projects - Introduction While a typical building project is limited by its footprint and size, a transportation project such as a highway is mainly a linear project which comprises of many repetitive and similar elements. A highway interchange project is less spread than a long and large straight road, but is more complex. Projects involving reconstructing or expanding existing highways are sensitive and traffic has to be managed so that the impact is as limited as possible. Construction process has to be done while minimizing public inconvenience, hence the need to plan as many details about sequencing as possible, increasing project complexity....   [tags: Transportation]
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The Birth of Air Transportation - Air transportation is a vital resource used not only in the United States but throughout the world. The Kelly Act of 1925 was the first step in the integration of air transportation into the daily lives of Americans. This was due in part to the postal service wanting to get more mail to more areas more efficiently back in 1911. The birth of air transportation and the advent of the Federal Aviation Administration took place because of the foresight by the postal service, the Kelly Act of 1925 and Federal Aviation Act of 1958....   [tags: Transportation]
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Wealth and Power Associated With Transportation Systems - Wealth and Power Associated With Transportation Systems The average walking speed for an adult is three to four miles an hour. As technology evolves people are able to travel farther, and deliver goods faster, and the world continues to become a smaller place. In real everyday life, wealth and power are inherent with the control of transportation mediums. The creators of literature and film repeatedly pay homage to this fact, especially when they can cast their protagonist as the villain. In the novel “The Financier” (Dreiser, 2008) Frank Cowperwood risked the loss of his personal freedom in an attempt to gain control of a streetcar system....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transportation and How it Affects Logistics - ... Roads, rails and pipelines fall under this category. These land logistics are very important because they extend the delivery services for air and water transport from airports and seaports. The main transport mode of land logistics are railway, road freight and pipeline transport. The advantage of railway transport is that it has carrying capacity and lower influences by weather conditions and lower energy consumption. However, there are disadvantages of high cost of the use of facilities, maintenance, lack of flexibility of urgent demands and time consumption when organizing railway carriages....   [tags: pipeline, logistics, transportation, railway]
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Improving Transportation for Students at UTSA - ... Critics might say having more buses causes traffic problems. That may be true to a certain excitant; however, the buses are providing transportation for students who otherwise would have driven their cars and may have caused more traffic. For that reason, more shuttle buses might even help decrease traffic in the area. Another method for improving transportation at UTSA is to offer a ridesharing service such as carpool matching. This method has been successful at Stanford University by giving numerous benefits to the driver and the passengers....   [tags: college transportation,shuttle,parking space]
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The Role of Politics in Public Transportation - ... When public transport is privatized, the council has no control over the public services and it can prevent upgrades of bus services and other transport infrastructure (Mees & Dodson, 2006). The case study of the privatization of bus services in china is an example of the negative side of public-private relationships. The reform of privatization of public bus services in the city of Huizhou brought about a string of new problems for the city service (Wan, Wang, & Sperling, 2013). After the public transportation operations were privatized, service quality failed to conform to the standards that had been outlined in the development path (Wan, Wang, & Sperling, 2013)....   [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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Suburbanization Produced by Technological Advances in Transportation - “The new technology of the motor car became central to the development of twentieth century cities in the US” (Roberts 2009 p53) and by 1914 the US production had exceeded that of the whole of Europe. What started out as a transportation toy for the very rich in 1900 became available to ordinary working class citizens by 1920 (Roberts 2009 p55). The technologies born of the Industrial Revolution changed forever the way people in the West lived and worked and economies strengthened as a new era dawned of mass production and consumerism....   [tags: Suburbanization, Technology, Transportation, ]
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The Transportation Industry - The logistics/transportation industry accounts for a approximately 9% of the United States Gross Domestic Product (GDP) amounting to roughly $930 billion dollars of revenue. (IRS) This unique industry continues to grow at a estimated levels with each year. History: In 1769 a French engineer by the name of Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, introduced what became know as the first steam powered automobile. His invention resembled that of a tricycle although not the average size of a tricycle it was strangely oversized....   [tags: 3pl Logistics Transportation Shipping] 1772 words
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Alternative Transportation & Greenways System Plan - Alternative Transportation & Greenways System Plan In Transportation Alternative's "Bicycle Blueprint" for the five boroughs of New York City, John Kaehny, executive director, states: Making greenway networks a reality will require partnership between planners and advocates, on the one hand, and public officials controlling purse strings on the other. Local elected officials, particularly city council members and borough presidents, have to be reminded that greenways can multiply the value and variety of open space in the region at very low cost in public resources; under ISTEA, bike and pedestrian projects may be paid for using a 20/80 local/federal matching formula....   [tags: Transportation Essays]
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Analysing Public Transportation Contracts Within Specific Term Relationships - Introduction As one of popular ground transportation in Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok Tangerang and Bekasi) area, commuter and city train network face complex improvements in consequence of technical-operation problems, economic changes, political situation, social issues, and chronical matters of capital city itself (Muthohar and Sumi 2010). Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia pay particular attention for commuter and city train sector seen from the percentage of overall budget, around 33% allocated for development of this sector (Haraguchi 2010)....   [tags: Jabodetabek, City Train, Transportation]
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Is Maritime Transportation Losing Out Its Competitive Advantage Over Other Modes Of Transportation Like Air And Road Transportation? - Abstract A sophisticated and widespread transportation mode is absolutely essential for the efficient mobility of passengers and goods. This report first investigates the various economical, cost and environmental factors specific to maritime transportation. This investigation includes a comparative analysis between maritime, land and air transport. Lastly, the growing demand in marine transportation and the multitude reasons that make shipping one of the most globalized industries in terms of freight transportation is examined....   [tags: Transportation Case Analysis] 1283 words
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Railroad Transportation Within The United States - The magnitude of the railroad industry and the vital part it plays in the economic and social life of this nation appear as the two most interesting and impressive phases arising out of a study of the growth and development of transportation. The inability of the railroads and the public to get along together amicably furnishes another interesting and possibly no less important phase. The importance of the railroads can be better grasped if their magnitude is appreciated. For instance, the federal government spends annually for interest, debt retirement, expansion, administration, and operation a shade under four billion dollars....   [tags: Trains Railroad Transportation] 1659 words
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Strategic Applications Of Activity Based Management In Air Transportation - Strategic Applications of Activity Based Management in Air Transportation Abstract This paper attempts to link the benefits of Activity Based Management and Activity Based Costing to the strategic success of the air transportation industry. The paper hypothesizes that the failure or suffering of the air transportation industry is connected to its use of an unfitted traditional cost accounting method. The resolution to the situation is to apply activity based accounting methods in the management of aviation related industries to produce a strategic, competitive advantage and resurrect the industry from bankruptcy....   [tags: Air Transportation ] 1616 words
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The History of Transportation - Transportation has evolved significantly over the course of history, from the primitive body part known as the “foot”, to the molecular transporters we hope to have in the distant future. The idea of moving ourselves from one place to another has always been a prominent concept in our dinky little brains. Whilst that generalization seems simple, the amount of effort, determination, and engineering prowess that is implemented to achieve such a feat is in fact, the exact opposite of simple. The mechanical wonders (that can be classified as whimsical, in my eyes) that exist for the purpose of transporting anything and everything all derive from the same basic concept, “How can we move from here...   [tags: automotive, wheel, sail, horse, engine, innovation]
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Transportation in Richmond - Crafted and drafted for many centuries by countless inventors alike, the development of urban transportation has greatly influenced the lifestyle in Richmond, Virginia. Because of reliable transports such as the trains, planes, buses, and cars, modern-day Richmond has flourished into a large diverse city with an approximate population of 202,002 people (Google Public Data). In addition to these figures, the United States census on Richmond in 2010 suggests a 3.2% growth rate in population within the last decade (US Census Bureau)....   [tags: Civil Engineering]
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Overview of Modes of Transportation in Logistics - ... Water transportation which is one of the oldest modes of transportation, has an advantages over the other modes. The advantage is the ability to transport tremendously large entities for fixed costs that ranks between the rail and the highway carriers. This mode of transportation bypasses the roads and airways which allows easier access to major ports across the U.S. The military as well as a major shipping companies invest plenty of money into this mode, because of the complicated structures of the equipment being shipped....   [tags: Shipping, Package Delivery, Business Logistics]
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Transportation in the Mill Creek Watershed - Transportation plays a large role in the character of the Mill Creek Watershed, affecting the region’s land use, commerce and public health. From an infrastructure standpoint, the watershed contains (NEED NUMBER AND SOURCE) linear miles of roads, (NUMBERS) of railway tracks, as well as sidewalks, bikeways, and greenways. These highways include Interstates I-75, I-71, I-74, and I-275, which all pass through the watershed. Respectively located to the north and south of the Watershed, the Dayton International Airport and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport provide another transportation option....   [tags: Urban Development ] 539 words
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Rebuilding the Virginia Department of Transportation - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is among the largest of state agencies and holds a national reputation as a leader in road safety and innovation dating back to the early 1920's. VDOT also has a history of being judged as the most professional state agency that is - until the 1990's, when buyouts and politics shook the department's composition and threatened its public reputation. The agency lost thousands of veteran employees who would prove to be irreplaceable assets and they began to see a decline in revenues....   [tags: Leadership Essays]
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Mitigating Risk in Transportation Costs - ... Since 2000 the cost of transportation fuel has increased by more than 100% while labor costs are at a record high due to severe shortage of truck drivers. Congestion increases the risk of failing to deliver the goods within the stipulated time and losses likely to be incurred when perishable goods loses quality or go bad. There is also the risk of losing customers due to failure to supply goods as agreed. Bulk transportation is one of the surest ways to reduce risks of economic costs. Instead of transporting goods in small trucks say with ten tons capacity, a company can use a 40-ton truck to supply to customers in a certain locality....   [tags: global business, social cost]
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Horse as a Way of Transportation - ... Having horses pull armor and people into battle is the same as having tanks and military vehicles carry people and artillery into combat. They have both been used as a technique to one-up the opponent in battle. In fact, horses even influenced the way people in combat dress. People went from full suits of armors to, “where horse riders wore pants and held bows and arrows” (Kelenka). They changed the attire because horses were much more agile; therefore, people needed less protection. Although, in present days less people are injured due to the technologies and safety features tanks provide, if the horse had not brought up this idea, people might have been fighting in a whole different wa...   [tags: amish country, horse, pony express, cars]
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Transportation and Weapons: The B-29 Superfortress - ... To start, they went for Japan’s big steel city called Yawata. General Arnold of U.S. planned to have the bombers between 8,000 and 18,000 feet so they could have good accuracy. As the 75 B-29’s approached, one Japanese reporter said, “I could see the enemy planes. At once, antiaircraft began to shoot. The guns shouted like lightning. But the hateful enemy planes flew on. Then came big black things from the white bodies of the planes . . . . And boom. boom. boom. The devils, the beasts!” These attacks on the huge steel production city were horrible for the Japanese....   [tags: japan, little boy, fat man]
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Europe and North American Transportation - Despite the importance of globalization, the international intermodal transport systems have seen increased scrutiny to support new freight, volume, and distance regulations when freight moves. The technological improvements continue to permit larger quantities of freight to be moved more efficiently. The intermodal transport systems are crucial to further globalization. However, the transport systems themselves are not necessarily the grounds for greater international trade. Therefore, international trade necessitates dissemination groundwork that can secure the trade between numerous partners....   [tags: politics, globalization]
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A New Road to Transportation - The United States goes through about 19,600,000 barrels of oil a day, and a barrel of oil is around a $100. In a day, just for oil, we spend $1.96 billion dollars worth of oil, and yes that was with a “b”. Gas is now up to $3.65 per gallon and is rising. I pay $120 for insurance for one month and I use 8 gallons of gas a week average. That means I spend almost $3,000 a year. I’m only sixteen and that is not even adding all the costs. I could add oil, tires, air filters, battery, and windshield wiper fluid....   [tags: Hybrid Electric Car, Smart Car] 2468 words
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The Global Transportation Industry: Bombardier - Political Factors Being a major player in the global transportation industry, governments are both partners and customers to Bombardier. The transportation industry is seen as a quintessential strategic industry due to its highly profitable nature and contribution to a country's economic growth and prosperity, attracting significant support from their governments. The Government of Canada provides Bombardier with various subsidies such as tax breaks, financing, loan guarantees, and R&D support. The federal government, through EDC (Export Development Canada) administer these subsidies, even providing loans to international airlines enabling them to buy regional aircrafts from Bombardier ....   [tags: Case Study]
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Truck Transportation Industry Analysis - ... There are both state and federal regulations on length depending on state to state. LEADING BUSINESS IN INDUSTRY Some of the top 10 leading business in the industry includes: UPS, FedEx, J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, YRC World Wide, Con-way, Swift Transpiration, Schneider National, Landstar Systems, Old Dominion Freight Line, and Werner Enterprises. UPS received an annual revenue of 24,742 million and increased a change of 3.8% between the years of 2011 and 2012. FedEx had an annual revenue of 14,149 million with a 9.0% change between the years 2001 and 2012....   [tags: Manufacturers Systems, Safety Record]
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Economic Development and Transportation - ... By Increasing access to transit in urban, suburban, and rural communities so that all Americans have more and better transportation choices, having adequate funds for maintenance so that it is good condition all time, maximizing investments in transit system and prioritizing transit investments in smaller rural and urban areas that can sustainable land use decisions. (“The Nations Public Transportation Infrastructure Receives D grade”) Bryn Mawr is a red line CTA train station in Chicago, Illinois....   [tags: infrastructure, commuters, transit investments]
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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 - ... Biomass is the plant matter that is turned into ethanol. Certain plants will be better as a feedstock for a couple of reasons. One being that certain plants will have less lignin and can be broken down easier through enzymatic hydrolysis. Another reason is that some plants are more suitable for specific climates than others. For example, Brazil is able to use sugar canes for their biomass fuel conversion industry. Sugar cane cannot be grown in the United States on a commercial scale so other plants such as switchgrass is used instead....   [tags: petroleum, chemicals, UV radiation]
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Beginning of Air Transportation - When Orville and Wilbur Wright first started working out the issues of flight and aviation in the late 1800’s, little did modern man know that one day their concepts of flight stability would not only allow for the public and private sector to use facilities to travel worldwide but also those same concepts would send man into space to explore the unknown. What started as a dream to fly like the birds has brought modern day man into an economic dependency upon flight and the functions that it supplies to the world....   [tags: Aviation ]
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Personal Transportation vs Public Transportation - Personal Transportation vs Public Transportation On my plane trip to the Philippines I had expected Manila to be a beautiful island with nature trails, tropical flowers, white sand and palm trees overflowing with coconuts outlining the border of the beaches. I was taken by surprise when I stepped out of the airport to find enormous skyscrapers; cars backed up bumper to bumper for miles in every direction that I turned my head for as far as I could see and a distinguishable stench of unclean air....   [tags: Pollution Environment Argumentative Papers]
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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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Mass Transit: The Future of American Travel - Mass Transit: The Future of American Travel In today's day and age, an increasing urgency must be put on the issue of transportation and its relation to society. Man owes it to himself to address the issue of transportation with practicality and, as one of the biggest polluters, ultimate discretion. One of the most practical and responsible forms of transportation available today is mass transit. However, a problem is present in American society in that mass transit is not as plentiful as it should be....   [tags: Transportation]
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The New York City Subway System - The New York City Subway System, or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has become the “life line” of New York City (NYC) since people are reliant on the subway system for commuting to different places within the city. One such person, who buys this fact, is a person by the name of SunDo K, who runs and owns a restaurant business in Cypress, California. He claimed in his profile on Yelp that, “One of the best part about New York City is traveling via the subway.” Now there are also acid twists and turns into this....   [tags: Transportation] 1049 words
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Benefits of Taking the Bus or Riding a Bike To School or Work - I know you enjoy the feeling of freedom that you drive your car and go to anywhere at any time. But if you decide to go to school at the morning, I suggest you do better to drive your car to the school as early as you can; since you are hard to find a spot at school. According to the Triton Review, it says “If you are here for a class at just about any time, you’ll be circling the parking lot for a while” (Thompson). If you are worried about you cannot find a parking spots on campus; Public transportation or bicycle are the great ways to help you to move from your home and to the campus....   [tags: Transportation] 593 words
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Upcoming Initiatives within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - Legal Advice: Upcoming Initiatives within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 1. Describe the company and the major initiative(s) they have planned for the next five years: In 1967, within the Washington DC metropolitan area, Congress authorized a government agency, created through an interstate compact, known as WMATA, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Since its start in 1976, WMATA has grown into five rail lines with over 106 miles of tracks, 1,500 buses, and 86 different stations, which provides services to a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500 square mile jurisdiction....   [tags: Transportation]
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Speedy Modernization vs. Traditionally Taking Your Time - In terms of local transportation, nowadays, people are quite the speed demons, always looking for the quickest route possible. Ever since walking has been out of the question, people have looked towards automobiles to cart them around. Rushing towards the bus or hailing the closest taxi, to calling your friend to drive you around, or using your own vehicle. This has made today’s world a major contradiction in certain terms. Where people now seem to demand the quick and now they also demand to have environmentally friendly and healthy....   [tags: Transportation]
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Technology Opportunities in The Trucking Industry - This paper is written to inform you about three technology opportunities that will make a positive impact on transportation. These opportunities will lead to more efficient transportation now and in the future. The first technological opportunity discussed is Truck Design; the design of the truck can make a difference in fuel cost. The second technological opportunity discussed is a Speed Governor System; this is a device in trucks that restricts the speed it can travel. The final technological opportunity discussed is the use of cloud computing; this is where information and software is shared on multiple devices....   [tags: Transportation]
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The Development of Ground and Air Transport - A. The development of ground transport In old days, before the wheel invention (pre-3000 B.C) people normally were carried the sick and wounded on the shoulder between two men or backs of friends or animals(MacDonald & Miller, 1989). Forced transports were used for those with mental disorders in ancient time, however, one of the earliest uses of the wheel for patient transportation was constructed (circa 900 A.D.) by Anglo-Saxon, so they called it the Anglo-Saxon wagon hammock(Bell, 2009). This hammock was placed between two poles raised on a four wheeled platform(MacDonald & Miller, 1989)....   [tags: Transportation ]
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Delta and The Future of The Airline Industry - IV. The Future of the Airline Industry The Airline Industry is in an interesting situation. Simply adding a low cost alternative is not enough in the industry. The Internet has made the power of buyers grow with the transparency of ticket prices. This is not something that will change any time soon. Because of this profitability is predominately reserved for low-cost yet distinctive carriers. No consumer wants to ride what they consider a “lesser” airline. Airlines need a way to distinguish themselves from one another while also acknowledging the increased power of buyers....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transportation Throughout the University of Maryland Campus - As a renowned research institution, the University of Maryland College Park prides itself on having a vibrant, diverse population, boasting a student body that consists of tens of thousands of in-state, out-of-state, and international students. However, as a public state university, the percentage of in-state students is significantly higher, reaching 76% as of 2010 (University of Maryland). Because the vast majority of students lives in surrounding counties of the state of Maryland, many residents leave campus on the weekends through various methods of transportation....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada - According to the 2009 US Census Bureau, approximately 1,902,834 people reside in Clark County alone. If one takes into consideration the number of cars, trucks, motorcycles, mobile homes, mopeds, and various other modes of transportation used by the nearly two million inhabitants of the Southern Nevada region, it becomes evident that gas consumption and carbon emissions are momentous. In a 2005 report by Brookings, Las Vegas was ranked eighteenth out of one hundred metropolitan cities regarding per-capita carbon emissions....   [tags: Reducing Carbon Emission per Capita]
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“Choo-Choo” Goes the Money Train - High speed rail is a great idea. How could anyone deny the unmistakable benefits that high-speed rail could offer California. Moving massive amounts of people, in a cost-efficient manner, is a marvelous idea. Taking thousands of commuters off the roads and highways would be an undeniably good thing. Lowering our dependence on fossil fuels will not only help lead us towards energy independence, but will also show benefits to the environment for our current and future generations. Who in their right mind would argue against such great and well intentioned ideals such as clean air, less traffic congestion, and higher fuel-efficiency....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transportation and Air Pollution in the United States - Air pollution has become a significant problem in the US as well as the world over years. It’s the result of variety of sources like industrial, agriculture, mechanical and transportation. Sadly, transportation which releases a great amount of carbon dioxides, nitrogen oxides and other toxicity is proven the leading cause of air pollution. There are several transportation factors that contribute to air pollution in the US. The first factor is the excessive use of SUVs and cars. Vehicle has played an important role in the US because of its use of connecting people to anyplace....   [tags: Pollution]
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Small Business: Lefra Transportation, Inc. - ... Lefra Transportation, Inc. and other transportation providers needed a mechanism that would provide updated automated information upon the eligibility of patients for dialysis treatment. The plan was to strategic a solution what would inform transportation providers upon patients’ eligibility, the day’s patients were taken for treatment, and a solution that would also resolve the delay of payments to transportation providers. The resolution was the Omni 3750 device that informed transportation providers about the eligibility of patients, and records days of treatment by point of pick-up and drop-off....   [tags: electronic device, strategic plan, crisis]
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Utah, California v. Secretary of Transportation - Significant facts In 1994, Congress pass a bill, with President approval, that withheld ten percent of federal highway funds from states who fail to penalize drug offenders by suspending the drivers license for six months. A condition the federal government placed on the grants for highway funds is states’ must suspend the drivers license for any drug conviction, regardless of severity, including marijuana possession. However, states do have the ability to “opt out” by passing their own state law stating they will not suspend drivers licenses for such violations....   [tags: Drug Offenders, Highway Funds]
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Duquesne Loop Bus Transportation Program - Is the Loop Bus as beneficial to students as it should be. The SGA Loop Bus is a service provided to Duquesne University students by the Student Government Association. It is a three fleet bus system that provides transportation from Duquesne University to Southside, Oakland, and Waterfront that is operated on Friday and Saturday during the academic school year. It is the subject of one of the major gripes with Duquesne University and is not quite what it is cracked up to be. There are many consequences due to the inconsistencies of the Loop Bus making it not only irritable to wait for but places you in danger....   [tags: Duquesne University, SGA, Pittsburgh]
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Cars Run Over Buses - Cars run over Buses It is the speed of the wheels that ignites excitement; it is the sound of the engine that attracts attention, and it is the grip on the steering wheel that gives the sense of control. You will never experience these ideals by riding the public transportation. As someone who took the public transportation and as a driver, I know the financial issues and environmental effects of owning a car; however, there are still advantages of cars that run over public transportation. As a driver, I know it can be a hassle when finding a parking spot in busy urban areas and paying for the parking fee can sometimes be pricy....   [tags: Transportation]
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Design of Motorcycle Scooter - The design of motorized scooters has been influenced by cultural, spiritual, and symbolic representations. The motorized scooter coming out of WWII served as a functional mode of transportation for its gas efficiency. Today the motorized scooter is idealized for its efficiency, functional design, and fashionable appeal. The damage of WWII left Italy without reliable roads or transportation systems, as well as a serious fuel shortage. These demands and needs led to a trend toward a smaller, affordable, and fuel efficient transportation and established the zeitgeist that allowed the scooter to succeed as an industrially manufactured product....   [tags: Transportation]
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Funding for Transit Systems - Background Information The Toronto Transportation Commission was established in 1920, however, it was only renamed the Toronto Transit Commission on January 1 of 1954. Toronto’s first subway, which also started in 1954; the Union-to-Eglinton section of what is now the Yonge line, was built with revenues from the war when gas limits restricted the use of automobiles. As well, in that year, the TTC became the only provider of public transit in Metro Toronto. However, the Toronto Transit Commission has come a long way, as the total number of riders in 2008 was 466.7 million....   [tags: Transportation]
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Building Rail to Last - “A railroad is like a lie, you have to keep building it to make it stand.” - Mark Twain Sustainability, the ability to create an enduring system, is a critical factor in the evaluation of an industry. The health of the transportation industry and specifically the railroad industry depends on the industry’s ability to sustain its business model in the face of resource challenges. A key driver of rail sustainability is the infrastructure, the rails, switches, yards and turnouts that the railroad industry uses when moving goods from source to destination....   [tags: Transportation]
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The Gas Guzzler Blues - Currently gas continues to climb. Cent by cent the money is directly being sucked out of our cars. The rise affects everyone, and is especially hard on those of us who commune long distances every day; something needs to be done. This posts the question of whether or not we will be able to find way to lower the cost of gas. If that is not possible, can we find a new way to fuel our means of transportation without strangling our wallets. Being a young teen attending a community college promotes some hefty mileage to be taken on, and as gas prices raise, my banking account plummets....   [tags: Transportation]
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Technology in Transportation - Technology in Transportation Throughout history, getting things (and people) where they need to go has been a pretty basic need. The Romans needed to move stone to build their aqueducts; the nobles wanted luxury spices and silks brought to them from far off lands; ancient cities needed to move vegetables and grains from the farms, to storage, and then to the cities to feed the populace. Transportation has always been one of the backbones of every great civilization, without the ability to move goods long distances, your 'culture' was only the distance you could go conveniently to get what was necessary for survival that you could not produce....   [tags: Computers Machines Papers]
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The Erie Canal - The Erie Canal is a waterway in New York that runs 363 miles from Albany, New York, on the Hudson River to Buffalo, New York, at Lake Erie, completing a navigable water route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. The canal contains 36 locks which allows a boat to go from one level of a water to another level lower by raising the water level in one section which lets the boat move from one lock to the next. By doing this, the Erie Canal makes a once non-accessible waterway a common mean of transportation for both goods and people....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transit rider surveys - Introduction Often concerns over travel time and safety are cited as reasons people do not choose to ride transit; however, little has been studied about people’s real-time experiences on transit. It is important to understand the perceptions of a transit rider, including their emotional state before, during and after a transit trip. By fully understanding these perceptions, transit service providers can better plan for transit improvements. The question, therefore, is what is the best method for collecting this qualitative data....   [tags: Transportation]
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Transportation - Transportation is movement of people and goods from one location to another. Throughout history, the economic wealth and military power of a people or a nation have been closely tied to efficient methods of transportation. Transportation provides access to natural resources and promotes trade, allowing a nation to accumulate wealth and power. Transportation also allows the movement of soldiers, equipment, and supplies so that a nation can wage war. Transportation systems and the routes they use have greatly influenced both how and where people live....   [tags: essays research papers] 1014 words
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Transportation's Impact on Our World - Transportation's Impact on Our World Methods of transportation have always occupied a certain niche in society. Beyond their obvious practical use, transports from horses to speed boats to sports cars embody the romance and intrigue of travel. However, beyond the obvious effect low fuel-efficiency standards have had on pollution in the United States and elsewhere, the environmental impacts of transportation are rarely taken into account. Advances in transportation have had two main effects on the environment....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 936 words
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Water Transportation in the Jacksonian Era - Water Transportation in the Jacksonian Era Water travel assisted heavily with transportation of goods and people from the American north-east to the west, which would eventually create a separation from the south. Before any canals were even built, there was a great demand for better transportation to and from the west. During this time of exploration, something was necessary in order for settlement to progress. After the canals were built, people living in to north grew exceedingly wealthy from the trading benefits of the canals....   [tags: essays papers]
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Clothing, Shelter and Transportation in Panama - Clothing, Shelter and Transportation in Panama Panama, a small country located in Central America, is very diversified in both its people and its climate. Considered to be the isthmus connecting South America to North America, Panama has played a key role in global transportation since the creation of the Panama Canal. The canal goes through the midsection of the country connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, allowing for much faster sea travel. Because of its location, Panama has been heavily influenced by several countries including Colombia which they were ruled by until 1903 and the United States which played such a large role in the realization of the canal....   [tags: Panama Culture Region Essays Papers]
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How To Manage A Transportation Agency - Introduction How to review a fleet management operation is a difficult question for federal agencies. Fleet management operations are composed of many diverse tasks and responsibilities. Today, managing and operating a fleet of motor vehicles has become both challenging and rewarding. Fleet personnel must understand the vehicle acquisition market, maintenance and repairs, vehicle disposal and all the regulations and policies affecting use of motor vehicles. This requires extensive training for fleet managers....   [tags: Business Management] 1892 words
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The Newest Type of Transportation - The Newest Type of Transportation Transportation, by definition, is the act of moving something or someone from one place to another. There are many different types of transportation vehicles such as bicycles, boats, human feet (for walking/running), and many more. Although when truly asked about transportation what comes to mind. Yes, the automobile. The automobile, and transportation contains many issues to go along with it. There are five main issues which consist of; social, physical, economic, energy demand, and environmental....   [tags: Cars Automobile Technology Essays]
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Democracy and Transportation in America - Democracy and Transportation in America In 1952, Charles E. Wilson resigned as President of GM to become Secretary of Defense. At the confirmation he was asked if he could make a decision in the interest of the nation if it were adverse to GM. "Yes sir, I could," Wilson said. "I cannot conceive of one, because for years I thought what was good for our country was good for General Motors and vice versa. The difference does not exist."1 Yet his GM is accused of undermining the American transportation infrastructure and destroying a viable, superior streetcar network in order to sell more cars....   [tags: Politics Political Research Papers]
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Biofuel: Ethanol Alternative to Transportation - Biofuel: Ethanol Alternative to Transportation For the past three decades Oil dominates the agenda of political discussion. With scares over price volatility, sizes of reserves, international imports and least of which are the environmental impacts due to carbon dioxide and other emissions. Various speculations and educated guesses place our total depletion of crude oil within the next 50 years and there is a general consensus between environmentalists that we steer toward a hydrogen transportation system given the projected work and nonexistent carbon dioxide emissions (Environmental Technologies class lecture, Santa Clara University)....   [tags: Politics Oil Essays]
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Heavy oil transportation: can it be made easier by magnetism? - Introduction Transportation of heavy crude represents a competitive situation, as it is energy exhaustive and capital intensive. Due to low API gravity (20° to 10°) and high viscosity (200 to 10,000 CP), the flow of oil through pipelines is very difficult. According to Chevron – Phillips, the heaviness of crude oil is due to large proportion of high molecular weight non paraffinic compounds and less percentage of paraffin. Geological origin of heavy crude oil is at the shallower depths and is the result of improper degradation of kerogen via thermal gradient....   [tags: oil industry, cheveron]
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Transportation System in London, England - Transportation System in London, England London is Europe’s largest city. Every day millions of people have to commute to get to their work place. Through out the city businesses rely on a transport system that enables employees and customers to access their offices shops and factories . An efficient transport system provides saves the environmental , time and costs. Which can result in an increase in commuters who use the transport system more regularly as they will trust the system more which will lead to more money coming in from the transport sector....   [tags: Papers] 1877 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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Urban Transportation - 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. The very first transportation was with the horse....   [tags: essays research papers] 3099 words
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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: Free Essays Online] 687 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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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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Transportation In The First Half Of The 19th Century - During the first half of the 19th century, improvements in transportation developed rather quickly. Roads, steamboats, canals, and railroads all had a positive effect on the American economy. They also provided for a more diverse United States by allowing more products to be sold in new areas of the country and by opening new markets. Copied from ideas begun in England and France, American roads were being built everywhere. In an attempt to make money, private investors financed many turnpikes, expecting to profit from the tolls collected....   [tags: essays research papers] 573 words
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Repairing the Problem with America's Transportation System - Repairing the Problem with America's Transportation System  There is a serious problem with our nation's roads and highways.  I find myself repeatedly avoiding trips to the city for this very reason, as I'm sure many others do as well.  This nerve-wracking congestion is even beginning to find its way into the suburbs and surrounding areas of large cities.  It is a   serious problem that affects everyone who owns an automobile, as well as, businesses that are dependent on reliable and convenient transportation.  To top it all off, this problem is getting worse every year.  The population of this nation is growing, which translates to an increase in cars on the road.  More people are moving...   [tags: Solutions Papers Proposal Essays Cars]
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