CH-1 PPT - Transportation Defined There can be no doubt...

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Transportation Defined There can be no doubt that the transportation sector is the most critical sector of our economy . Robert Brady
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Definition Transportation is the movement of people and goods from one place to another. The term is derived from the Latin trans , meaning across , and portare , meaning to carry . The field of transport has several aspects: loosely they can be divided into a triad of infrastructure , vehicles , and operations .
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Aspects of transport Infrastructure includes the transport networks ( roads , railways , airways , canals , pipelines , etc.) that are used, as well as the nodes or terminals (such as airports , railway station s , bus stations and seaports ). The vehicles generally ride on the networks, such as automobiles , trucks , trains , airplanes .
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The operations deal with the control of the system, such as traffic signals and ramp meters , railroad switches , air traffic control , etc, as well as policies, such as how to finance the system (e.g. use of
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