• Gas Prices In The Bay Area
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    A main source of transportation is the car. People use cars to get around instead of catching public transportation. Even though public transportation like, A. C. Transit and BART, can be very convenient and sometimes cheap. The main problem about having a car is you have to pay for your gas for your own car. Right now gas prices are tremendously high right now in the Bay Area. If gas prices are not lowered back down to $1. 05 in the Bay Area, people will start taking BART and AC. Transit, and ...
  • Transportation Comfortable And Less Time Consuming Today
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    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. Travelers ...
  • Using Bicycles As An Alternative To Automobiles
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    Using Bicycles As An Alternative To Automobiles October 21, 1996 Ecology & Design University of Colorado Abstract: This paper basically shows the reasons to use the bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation. It will points out the benefits of the use of a bicycle. It will also show what is being done to get rid of the negative aspects of using a bicycle for transportation. Bicycling is one of the fastest growing forms of recreation. People are drawn to it for many reasons, being out in th...
  • Maglev High Speed
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    MAGLEV CONSEQUENCES Magnetically levitated ground transportation, or "maglev," is an advanced mode of surface high speed transportation whereby a vehicle gliding above a guide track is suspended, guided, and propelled by magnetic forces. Because they never touch the guide track causing friction, maglev vehicles can be designed to travel at extremely high speeds, 500 kilometers per hour (300 miles per hour), or more! Americans traveled 3. 2 trillion passenger kilometers (2 trillion passenger mile...
  • Maglev Consequences Mag Lev
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    Maglev Consequences Magnetically levitated ground transportation, or 'mag lev,' is an advanced mode of surface high speed transportation whereby a vehicle gliding above a guide track is suspended, guided, and propelled by magnetic forces. Because they never touch the guide track causing friction, mag lev vehicles can be designed to travel at extremely high speeds, 500 kilometers per hour (300 miles per hour), or more! Americans traveled 3. 2 trillion passenger kilometers (2 trillion passenger mi...
  • Transportation United States
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    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 ...
  • Does Society Rely On Bridges
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    Journal 57/58/59 Clayton Brown Proposal April 20, 2004 Does Society Rely on Bridges? Society has always relied on transportation to survive. When man first walked the earth he relied on himself for transportation. Eventually man learned to tame wild animals and use them as a form of transportation. And finally he created machines to take him places he could not reach on his own or with the assistance of any animal. But throughout the evolution of transportation maps and roads were developed to m...
  • 5 Modes Of Transportation
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    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 f...
  • Technological Advances Greed Things Transportation
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    Inventions? Technological advances? What do these words really mean to us, and how important are they in our lives? When you go through life day by day do you really put into consideration the amount of greed there is inside of you, the better question is do you understand what greed is? Greed is, in a small non-descriptive sum, the yearning inventions and technological advances. So what are some inventions, and, or technological advances, Televisions, computers, automobiles, maybe to an extent ...
  • National Transportation Faa Aviation Research
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    The Utilization of Research Tonya Henderson Business Research, MGT 480 Dr. Mike DeLong July 29, 2003 The agency in which I am employed is the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA is responsible for administering safety procedures for the National Transportation Safety Board. To implement procedures and ensure safety we do limited research that enables us to make general decisions concerning the public and travel safety. One of the FAA's highlighted programs is National Transportation Week. ...
  • Transportation In The First Half Of The 19th Century
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    During the first half of the 19 th 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. I nan attempt to make money, private investors financed many turnpikes...
  • Infrastructure And Economic Pr
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    Infrastructure and Economic Prosperity A famous Canadian geographer was once quoted saying, ." ... any region which has a well developed transportation and communication network also enjoys a high degree of economic prosperity... ." . This statement has sparked much controversy between geographers, as well as economists. The argument is, is there a direct link between a developed infrastructure and economic prosperity. Without a doubt, there is a direct link between economic prosperity and a wel...
  • Transportation And Community Communities Social People
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    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 ...
  • Comparison And Contrast Of The Bike And Automobile
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    Comparison and contrast of the bike and automobile A bike is an early invention for transportation purposes, however; a new invention hit the marked which made travel much more faster. This invention is the automobile. There are many differences and similarities that bikes and cars share. Even though cars are more advanced and comfortable then bikes are, the use of bicycles is very high. Most people however choose a vehicle for transportation. Cars have many accessories that bikes do not have. ...
  • Nineteenth Century Transportation Rail Quennell Carriages
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    There were many different ways to get around in the nineteenth century. England brought upon many new forms of transportation such as rail, horse drawn carriages, and the road system. All of these are crucial to all of modern day transportation. The most popular means of transportation was by far railway. In the mid 1800 s thousand of miles of rail were laid in England. (Ross) Having Rail increased the industrialization by over 60%. (Ross On-line) It also increased trade and the spread of trans...
  • Changing Cities Helped Transportation Government
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    The late 1800's were a time of changing of immigration, transportation, and government, which in turn changed cities to a drastic amount. Immigration played a big part in changing the culture of the cities into their own unique culture for every city. Transportation let the people still be connected to other cities without having to travel for months to get there. The government only did a small part with changing cities due to their low involvement in culture. With the immigration of Europeans ...
  • Transportation 2 Act Of 1956
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    After the Great Depression the automobile began to be more affordable to the public. Just as the middle-class seemed to go car crazy, the United States found themselves in World War II. After the war people were ready for the changes that were to come, however public transportation was not ready for the changes. During the 50 s the automobile became common sight in everyone s driveway. Even the television explosion had an impact on public transportation. The thing that finally put public transpo...
  • About Greyhound Bus' Corporate Strategy And Growth Potential
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    What were the critical incidents in Greyhound's growth and development over time? Greyhound was founded in 1914 and its first business was providing bus transportation for mine workers. After that the company continued to grow and expand its bus routes, by 1930 the name Greyhound Corporation was adopted and the running-dog logo, its unique brand sign, was introduced. The next 20 years Greyhound continued to acquire bus interests in order to consolidate routes either by purchase, stock swaps or m...
  • Transportation In World War 2
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    The importance of transportation during the war efforts of each country involved in the Second World War should not be underestimated. Planes, automobiles and trains played major roles in the success of respective countries. The Second World War had many more casualties than the First World War in part because of the technological advancements in transportation. Planes became more efficient, automobiles proved more useful and trains served their purposes well. All of these means of transportatio...
  • Risk Management Transportation Safety Services
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    ITS The Intelligent Transportation Society of America is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization, established in 1991 to coordinate the development and deployment of ITS in the United States. ITS America also has alliances with ITS organizations in other countries, most notably in Europe and Asia. The Society also provides numerous membership services and programs to assist its member organizations to achieve their ITS deployment and business objectives. Originally formed as a utilized Federa...