Transportation_modes

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Unformatted text preview: Dr. A. A. Trani January 20, 2004 Introduction to Transportation Engineering Transportation as a System Topics for Discussion Transportation modes Progress in transportation Extend of transportation systems in the country Basic statistics Transportation measures of effectiveness Milestones in Transportation Coaches appear in London around 1600 Public coach (1642) in Paris Pipelines in the U.S. (1825) Railroad appears in England (1825) Horse-drawn omnibus (1826) in Nantes and London First subway line (1863 to 1890) in London Internal combustion engine (1866) First automobile (Daimler and Benz) same year First electric tramway in Berlin (1881) First fight (1903) in U.S. Diesel-electric locomotive (1921) Trans-Atlantic fight (1927) Milestones in Transportation Diesel buses (1939) First highway in U.S. (1940) - Germany had a more developed system Interstate Highway System (1950) First commercial jet aircraft (1951 - British Comet I) The author mentions 1958 - year when Boeing introduced the Boeing 707 in the U.S. Man on the moon (1969) Supersonic commercial ights (1972) Automation (1960-1970s) Trafc signals Air trafc control Automated train control (automated people movers, auto brake protection in subway systems) Use of microcomputers for trafc signals and air trafc control Milestones in Transportation Air bags are introduced (as an option) by General Motors (1975) Chrysler introduces the air bag as a standard (1988) Smart actuators and trafFc signals (1980s) Global Positioning System (1993) Use of satellite navigation and communication in aircraft ying over the oceans (1996) irst ight test of a rocket-powered orbital transportation vehicle (Space Ship 1) (2003) Major Transportation Systems Continuous fow Pipelines, Elevators Highway Truck, Buses, Auto, Bicycles Rail Railroad, Rail transit Air Commercial carriers, general aviation Waterway Ships, barges, hovercraFt, hydroFoils Major Transportation Systems Elements of Any Transportation System Links Pipelines, highways, airways Vehicles Buses, cars, aircraft, ships, belts, etc. Terminals Airports, bus stops, loading docks Management and labor people Why do People Travel?...
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