Category: Transportation

Transportation Modes, Modal Competition and Modal Shift

Author: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Transport modes are the means by which passengers and freight achieve mobility. They are mobile transport assets and fall into three basic types; land (road, rail and pipelines), water (shipping), and air.

Transport modes are designed to either carry passengers or freight, but most modes can carry a combination of both. For instance, an automobile has a capacity to carry some freight while a passenger plane has a bellyhold that is used for luggage and cargo. Each mode is characterized by a set of technical, operational and commercial characteristics. Technical characteristics relate to attributes such as speed, capacity, and motive technology while operational characteristics involve the context in which modes operated, including speed limits, safety conditions or operating hours. The demand for transport and the ownership of modes are dominant commercial characteristics.

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Welcome to Senate Committee on Transportation

Senate Transportation Committee meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 4203.  However, always check the Senate Daily File for any changes.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The Senate Transportation committee’s physical office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The committee staff is working remotely and we are available during regular business hours. Please call 916-651-4121 or email Katie Bonin at katie.bonin@sen.ca.gov

The Legislature is currently scheduled to reconvene on Monday, May 4.  Please check the Senate Daily File and the committee website for updates on hearings and agendas.  You may also call the committee line or email Katie Bonin.

Additionally, the committee will be processing author amendments once a week from 1:30pm to 3:00pm on Wednesdays.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes but we are here to answer your questions and assist you as best as we can. 

The committee staff does not accept emailed position

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Transportation Sector

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Los Angeles Public Transit | Discover Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles Transportation (LADOT) currently operates the second largest fleet in Los Angeles County. LADOT’s transit fleet serves approximately 30 million passenger boardings per year.

DASH Downtown

Six quick bus routes through Downtown depart every five to 15 minutes between 5:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays, and every six to 20 minutes between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

  •     Route A – Little Tokyo to City West
  •     Route B – Chinatown to Financial District
  •     Route D – Union Station to South Park
  •     Route E – City West to Fashion District
  •     Route F – Financial District to Exposition Park/USC

DASH also Serves:

  •     Beachwood Canyon
  •     Boyle Heights/East LA
  •     Chesterfield Square
  •     Crenshaw
  •     Downtown Los Angeles
  •     El Sereno/City Terrace
  •     Fairfax
  •     Highland Park/Eagle Rock
  •     Hollywood
  •     Hollywood/West Hollywood
  •     Hollywood/Wilshire
  •     King-East
  •     Leimert/Slauson
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Union Pacific Corporation COO Jim Vena to Address the RBC Capital Markets Canadian Automotive Industrials and Transportation Conference

OMAHA, Neb., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jim Vena, chief operating officer of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), will address the RBC Capital Markets Canadian Automotive Industrials and Transportation Conference at 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Interested investors may view the presentation and listen to a live webcast through our website at www.up.com/investor. Alternatively, the audio portion can be accessed directly through the following webcast link.

A replay of the audio webcast will be available shortly thereafter on Union Pacific’s Investors website.

ABOUT UNION PACIFIC

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America’s most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. The railroad’s diversified business mix is classified into its Bulk, Industrial and Premium business groups. Union

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Modes of Transportation, Ranked From Coolest to Least Cool

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Photo: Getty

Even in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, rollerblading isn’t very cool.

See, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking out my window (as one tends to do during The Quarantine), watching as the occasional jogger or delivery person with a pizza strapped to the back of their bike rides by. This got me thinking.

I’m not a huge fan of running (bad knees) and I don’t own a bike, so I figured the next best thing would be to go out on rollerblades. I’ve played hockey for more than 20 years, and considering the difficulty of playing basketball while maintaining social distancing, I thought now might be a good time to get some solo skating practice in. Boy, was I wrong.

I basically had a weapon (that is, a hockey stick) in my hands, but I still looked like a goofball. Even with fewer people

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Forcing Cities To Rethink Public Transportation

As parts of Europe and the United States begin to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions and allow people to go shopping, visit relatives and return to work, public officials are facing a new conundrum: How can people travel safely in crowded cities?

Italy is poised to serve as a major test case. On Sunday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that many restrictions on daily life will be eased starting next Monday, but he warned that people would still need to avoid large gatherings, maintain social distancing and wear masks in certain circumstances.

“If we do not respect the precautions, the curve will go up, the deaths will increase and we will have irreversible damage to our economy,” Conte said in a televised address to the nation. “If you love Italy, keep your distance.”

People walk to the San Giovanni metro station in Rome on April 24 during a three-hour testing period of new measures designed



People walk to the San Giovanni metro station in Rome on April

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Transportation – Olympia School District

Transportation group staff photo

 

The Olympia School District Transportation Department hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you call during these hours but are unable to reach us, please leave a message. We check our messages frequently and will return your call.

To contact the Transportation Department between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., please dial (360) 596-7700.

 

  • This phone number is for emergency use only: If it is after 5:30 p.m., and you have a student that has not arrived home from school, please call the district Emergency Phone Line at (360) 797-9079 for assistance. This number will be answered until 6:30 p.m.
  • If you are calling after 6:30 p.m. and your child still has not arrived home from school, it may be best to call 911.

  • If your child is on a field trip or sporting event and has not arrived home, please call 911 if

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Transportation Systems Sector | CISA

A train passes by a busy highwayThe Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation are designated as the Co-Sector-Specific Agencies for the Transportation Systems Sector. The nation’s transportation system quickly, safely, and securely moves people and goods through the country and overseas.

Sector Overview

The Transportation Systems Sector consists of seven key subsectors, or modes:

  • Aviation includes aircraft, air traffic control systems, and about 19,700 airports, heliports, and landing strips. Approximately 500 provide commercial aviation services at civil and joint-use military airports, heliports, and sea plane bases.  In addition, the aviation mode includes commercial and recreational aircraft (manned and unmanned) and a wide-variety of support services, such as aircraft repair stations, fueling facilities, navigation aids, and flight schools.
  • Highway and Motor Carrier encompasses more than 4 million miles of roadway, more than 600,000 bridges, and more than 350 tunnels. Vehicles include trucks, including those carrying hazardous materials; other commercial vehicles, including commercial motorcoaches and
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DFW International Airport | Ground Transportation