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Introduction to Transportation TTE 4004 Lecture 2 8/24/11
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Outline Introduction Role of transportation engineer Transportation statistics Technologies in transportation The transportation profession
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Transportation Importance How significant is transportation in our society? It impacts every facet of our lives—economic, social, recreational, cultural, etc. Transportation has an impact on: Freight Buses, trains, transit Residential, Commercial and Industrial zones Highways
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Interstate Highway System The construction of the US interstate highway system is The construction of the US interstate highway system is the largest infrastructure project in human history the largest infrastructure project in human history
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Role of Transportation Engineer To move people and goods safely and efficiently
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Efficiently?
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U.S. Vehicle-Miles-Traveled
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Mode of Travel to Work 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Drives self Carpool Mass transportation Walks only Bicycle or motorcycle Taxicab Other means Works at home (%)
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Model of Travel
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Cost of Congestion 2010 Urban Mobility Report Total Delay (billions of hours): 4.8 Total Wasted Fuel (billions of gallons): 3.9 Total Cost (billions of $): 115 Cost per traveler: $808
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Congestion Reduction Strategies Public Transportation Saved $19 billion Saved 785 million hours of delay Saved 640 million gallons of fuel Roadway Operations Saved $8 billion Saved 320 million hours of delay Saved 265 million gallons of fuel
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Safely?
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Total Highway Related Fatalities Approximately how many people died in motor vehicle related crashes in 2010? 32,78 8  90 per day
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Highway Fatalities
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Highway Fatalities
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Fatalities in Large Truck Crashes
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Auto crashes are the #1 killer of 15-24 year olds- approximately 7000 per year About 11,000 traffic fatalities are alcohol related 1 every 48 minutes About 10,000 fatalities due to speed related crashes $40.4 billion 100% seatbelt use could save ~5000 lives 900 fatalities from red light running
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course TTE 4004 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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