9.6-8 PPT - TheRoleandImportanceof Transportation

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The Role and Importance of  Transportation Transportation is the lifeblood of our economy,  the glue of our society, and the primary  liberating factor in our lives.
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The System and Its Uses The U.S. transportation system is an  extensive, interrelated public and private  network. This network includes:  roads, airports,  railroads, transit routes, waterways,  terminals, ports, and pipelines.
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Uses of Transportation Every day tens of millions of people and  businesses in the U.S. and billions  worldwide rely on transportation. We use transportation to get to work; to go  on vacation and recreation; to conduct  business; to visit friends and family; and to  ship and receive goods all over the world.
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Safety A primary concern of the U.S. Department  of Transportation Despite significant improvement in  technology and operational safety, 41% of  U.S. deaths due to  unintentional  injury  involve transportation. 96% of transportation fatalities arise from  motor vehicle crashes
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Security  Significant effort has gone into  transportation security since  the era of  terrorism. While the focus was initially on airlines,  today attention is also directed to rail,  water, highways, mass transit, and  pipelines.
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Our dependency on foreign sources of oil  is a major issue in transportation today. The U.S. transportation sector remains  almost entirely dependent on petroleum as  an energy source. Nearly two-thirds of the petroleum used in 
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9.6-8 PPT - TheRoleandImportanceof Transportation

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