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Penal transportation – Wikipedia

Relocation of convicted criminals to a distant place

Women in England mourning their lovers who are soon to be transported to Botany Bay, 1792

Penal transportation or transportation was the relocation of convicted criminals, or other persons regarded as undesirable, to a distant place, often a colony for a specified term; later, specifically established penal colonies became their destination. While the prisoners may have been released once the sentences were served, they generally did not have the resources to return home.

Origin and implementation[edit]

Banishment or forced exile from a polity or society has been used as a punishment since at least Ancient Roman times. The practice reached its height in the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries.[1]

Transportation removed the offender from society, mostly permanently, but was seen as more merciful than capital punishment. This method was used for criminals, debtors, military prisoners,

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Your Complete Guide to Los Angeles Transportation Options

As one of the most-visited destinations in the world, Los Angeles boasts numerous transportation options. Thanks to an abundance of airports, freeways and other options, planning your Los Angeles transportation isn’t difficult, although getting to and around Los Angeles without traffic might be! Hop aboard, as we explore the transportation options for Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

Transportation To Los Angeles

Whether you drive or fly depends largely, of course, on where you’re coming from and how many passengers you will have with you in your frog squad. Larger families with a lot of tadpoles may find it’s more economical to drive, but you should always factor in the additional cost of gas and food while on the road. And leapin’ lily pads, you should know that California has some of the highest gas prices in the country. Once you get over the shock at the pump, the Los

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Parking | Transportation


’19-’20 & SPRING ’20 CAMPUS RESIDENT PERMITS that were set to expire on May 16, 2020 will be honored until at last July 3, 2020.  So if your permitted car was left behind on campus when we switched to remote learning and you haven’t been able to retrieve it yet, don’t worry!  It is OK if parked in a resident lot.  If by July 3 your car is still here, please contact the parking office at 603-862-1010.

CAMPUS PARKING: During this period, many campus offices and services will remain open, and therefore parking regulations will remain in effect throughout campus parking areas.  Also, the Campus Connector service is suspended until further notice, so there is no bus service connecting the campus core with permiter lots and work areas for now.

PARKING OFFICE SERVICE COUNTER CLOSED: The parking office customer service personnel are “remote working”, at least through May 31,

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Driving and Transportation | Epilepsy Foundation

A driver’s license is a passport to adulthood in the United States and many other countries. In both rural and suburban areas, driving a motor vehicle is often essential for independence and employment. Even in many urban areas, driving is needed for some jobs or to get to certain places for work or pleasure.

  • Driving is a privilege, and applicants must meet the criteria in their state to qualify for a driver’s license.
  • Applicants in all states must be older than a minimum age (usually 16 or 17 years), must not have a medical disorder that would make driving dangerous, and must pass a written test, a vision test, and a driving test.

Licensing of People with Epilepsy

The laws determining which medical conditions may prevent someone from driving varies from state to state. Some states have become more liberal in recent years, basing laws on actual data about risks.

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The US Dept. of Transportation Is Investigating Blockchain-Powered Delivery Drones

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently publicized its effort to further harness blockchain in the world of drones.

“Blockchain technology is being looked on to deliver a framework that can be used by stakeholders in the commercial drone industry,” the government agency said in an April 15 report, noting benefits in areas such as security, ID management, conflict management, flight authorization and air traffic management. 

Drones have vast potential

The U.S. Department of Transportation listed a number of use cases for drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems, or UASs. From medical deliveries to military strike capabilities, these robotic air bots can run by themselves, or through remote human intervention. 

“The number and variety of UASs and the diverse operations they are or may be expected to soon be involved in make these aircraft especially suitable to the trust and operational integrity provided by blockchains,” the report detailed. 

Blockchain increases

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Computational Transportation Science

IGERT: PhD program in Computational Transportation Science

For application information, please click here.

We are a new multidisciplinary doctoral training program at the University of Illinois at Chicago educating specialists in the information technology aspects of transportation science. Our Computational Transportation Science (CTS) fellows are developing technologies in which sensors, travelers computers (e.g., PDAs), in-vehicle computers, and computers in the static infrastructure are integrated into a collaborative environment. They are also investigating how these technologies are adopted as well as the implications of their adoption. The envisioned environment will enable solutions to transportation problems ranging from dynamic ride-sharing, real-time multi-modal routing and navigation, to autonomous/assisted driving, to inferring travel patterns via data mining.

CTS is funded by the National Science Foundation via an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant. The grant provides two-year IGERT fellowships to 25-30 Ph.D. students over a five-year period, as well as supporting a

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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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