Introduction to Transportation

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9/1/2011 1 © Aimee Flannery & Mohan Venigalla Transportation System Safe and efficient movement of people and goods in an environmentally friendly way. Four primary modes of transportation Air Waterborne Pipeline © Aimee Flannery & Mohan Venigalla Surface
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9/1/2011 2 Air Transport First commercial jet appeared in 1958 Air freight shipments valued at over $770 billion in 2002 Nearly doubling the value in 1993, $395 billion Domestic enplanements 508,458 in 1994 701,088 in 2005 © Aimee Flannery & Mohan Venigalla Fatalities between 1995 2005 964 deaths in 1995 602 deaths in 2005 * Source of information BTS.gov website; Transportation Statistics Annual Report December 2006 Waterborne Transport 1,668 million tons of freight moved in 2002 Freight valued at $673 billion Age of the fleet of ships of concern (see handout) Waterborne fatalities 1016 in 1995 769 in 2004 © Aimee Flannery & Mohan Venigalla Of these, 676 were related to recreational boating 26,000 miles of navigable waterways in US * Source of information BTS.gov website; Transportation Statistics Annual Report December 2006
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9/1/2011 3 Pipeline Transport First pipeline in US in 1825 3,529 million tons of commercial freight moved in 2002 Freight valued at $896 billion Pipeline fatalities 21 in 1995 © Aimee Flannery & Mohan Venigalla 19 in 2005 Safety mode of transport 161,926 miles of hazardous liquid pipelines in the US 1,482,281 miles of gas pipelines in the US *Source of information BTS.gov website; Transportation Statistics Annual Report December 2006 Surface Transportation Refers to all of the following: Rail transport Railroads–intercity passenger and freight movement Rail transit –regional and intra city, no freight movement Highway transport Commercial trucking B ti t it & it © Aimee Flannery & Mohan Venigalla Bus transit – inter & intra city Automobile & motorcycle Bicycle movement Pedestrian movement Emerging concerns–golf cart communities, segways
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9/1/2011 4 Surface Transportation Railroads First railroad opened in 1825 1,979 million tons of freight moved in 2002 Freight valued at $392 billion Railroad fatalities 1,146 fatalities in 1995 888 fatalities in 2005 © Aimee Flannery & Mohan Venigalla Highway rail grade crossings were 579 in 1995, 357 in 2005 95,830 miles of Class I rail in US (down from 108,264 in 1995) 22,007 miles of Amtrak rail in US (down from 24,000 in 1995) *Source of information BTS.gov website; Transportation Statistics Annual Report December 2006 Mode Choice © Aimee Flannery & Mohan Venigalla
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9/1/2011 5 Vehicle Miles of Travel © Aimee Flannery & Mohan Venigalla Impact of Fuel Costs on Driving From the previous slide, trend has been steady increases in vehicle miles driven by vehicles With a sharp rise in fuel cost, vehicle miles driven is seeing a sharp decline US Dept of Transportation Secretary, Mary Peters, announced in June 2008, a 4.7% decrease in vehicle miles driven (12.2 billion miles)as compared to June 200 © Aimee Flannery & Mohan Venigalla 2007
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