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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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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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Transportation Industry - ... Aircrafts need airports for take-off and landing and hangars for storage and maintenance. In addition, continuous monitoring is needed prior to, during and after a flight to ensure safety and smooth operations. Rail Transport “Rail transport is where a train runs along a set of two parallel steel rails, known as a railway or railroad. The rails are anchored perpendicular to ties (or sleepers) of timber, concrete or steel, to maintain a consistent distance apart, or gauge. The rails and perpendicular beams are placed on a foundation made of concrete, or compressed earth and gravel in a bed of ballast....   [tags: modes of 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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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 - ... This may cause the child to not get as much daily movement as needed. Since Brandon could not get to his therapy sessions, he was stuck sitting in a chair, not getting the proper body movements. This caused his cerebral palsy became more problematic and his legs began to seize. Besides being functional, buses are able to entertain many of the people who ride them. “Like many children with autism spectrum disorders, Ravi is fascinated by trains and buses, entranced by their motion and predictability.” (HAUGHNEY)....   [tags: Physical Disabilities, 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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History of Road transportation Networks - ... Logan Thompson writes, “The principles of firm road construction arose because unmetalled paths and tracks could not withstand the passage of large numbers of horses, carts and infantry.” As the empire expanded, the need for stable, usable road networks arose to support the vast numbers of legionnaires that would march from land to land from Gaul to Iberia to Britain, and all across the growing Roman Empire. This led to amazingly remarkable benefits for the Roman trade network between Roman cities all across the empire....   [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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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 - Crafted and drafted for many centuries by countless inventors alike, the development of urban transportation has greatly influenced the lifestyle in Richmond, Virginia. Because of reliable transports such as the trains, planes, buses, and cars, modern-day Richmond has flourished into a large diverse city with an approximate population of 202,002 people (Google Public Data). In addition to these figures, the United States census on Richmond in 2010 suggests a 3.2% growth rate in population within the last decade (US Census Bureau)....   [tags: Civil Engineering]
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Transportation System - ... Another reason transportation via railroad and steamboats were important to the national economy during the 1800’s was because it allowed helped develop the westward expansion. The development of the railroad allowed for people to willingly migrate to the western part of the United States. This movement to the western part of the United States benefited greatly the economy because the western lands were “virgin soil” and great for cultivation, providing the western settlers with a gold mind for agricultural work; farming (McVey p....   [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 - ... However, a vast amount of articles also focus on the perils of using 15-passenger vans. Online I found a fairly comprehensive guide called Best Practices for the Operation of 15-Passenger Vans. This guide can be found at: http://plan.abag.ca.gov/rmm/rmm/vebp/Vehicles%20-%20Best%20Practices%20for%20Operation%20of%20Passenger%20Vans.pdf. This guide was researched and written to comply with California law. Several shocking recommendations are made in this article to the best practices of these vehicles: First, 15 passenger vans should be retired at 7 years old; second, they are not advised to carry more than 10 passengers; and third, organizations should never purchase or rent these vans....   [tags: motor vehicles, personal vehicles]
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The History of Transportation - ... Refraining from going into excruciating detail, the device was very impractical, having required an inhumane amount of power to trigger the gunpowder. This does not nullify its impact on the scientific and engineering community however, as it slowly paved the way for the automotive combustion engine, and the steam engine. The aforementioned steam engine is our next topic of interest, it being the predecessor for virtually every engine-based machine to date. Our famed inventor of the doohickey is Thomas Newcomen in 1705, who created the first successful steam engine pump, excluding the famed Thomas Savery who originally patented the idea in 1698, with the words “engine to raise water by fire”....   [tags: automotive, wheel, sail, horse, engine, innovation]
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Transportation Issues - ... Despite the obvious effectiveness of bicycle infrastructure on the modal share of bicycle use, it is also apparent that other initiatives can have a very noticeable effect on bicycle usage. In an international review 14 cities, almost of those “cities adopting comprehensive packages of interventions experienced large increases in the number of bicycle trips and share of people bicycling. [3]”, and that “Substantial increases in bicycling require an integrated package of many different, complementary interventions [3].” Among the most effective methods of encouraging bicycling is education, as education later “shows an increase in skills and confidence [3]” and in one study was found to increase bicycling by up to 56% two months later [3]....   [tags: cars, bicycle, china]
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public transportation - ... Firstly, governments need to ensure frequent, fast and direct transit services of busses and trains at peak times such as the morning and afternoon, where most of the individual go to work and return back home from work, so that passengers don’t have to wait for a long time. If there are no express services provided it will result delays in commuters arrive at their destination. Moreover, train stations and bus stops should be located near communities with high unemployment and poverty rates to provide access to jobs....   [tags: infrastructure, services]
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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: Free Essays Online] 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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Europe and North American Transportation - ... The maritime global transport infrastructure has the lowest public profile and the least representation in both countries. Nonetheless, the maritime transportation affects all individuals indirectly. Without it, the bulk transport of raw materials and import/export of affordable food and manufactured goods would simply not be possible, as stated in the Maritime Knowledge Centre (2012 p 1) Global maritime transport systems are primarily composed of containerized shipments, which open the gateway to many production regions....   [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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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 - 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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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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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 - 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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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 - “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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“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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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 - 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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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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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 - ... Senior citizens, those with physical handicaps, and everyday commuters all have the opportunity to travel on an RTC coach via the RTC Transit, the RTC paratransit, SilverSTAR and FDR services, Mobility Training, Bike & Ride, Transit Centers and Park & Ride Facilities, Transit Ambassadors, Las Vegas Convention Service, and coach routes to McCarran International Airport. The RTC reports that of its 710 total service vehicles, there are fifty-seven hybrid-electric coaches; it is this sort of environmental awareness that allows one to feel better about boarding an RTC coach than driving oneself in a conventional vehicle....   [tags: Reducing Carbon Emission per Capita]
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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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