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Communication, transportation, information technology and commerce have also been inextricably intertwined since the beginning of human history, and they still remain closely related today.

“The success of the first electronic telegraph line in 1844 opened an era of modern communication in America. Before the telegraph there existed no separation between transportation and communication. Information traveled only as fast as the messenger who carried it.” — D. J. Czitrom, Media and the American Mind

This reality was even codified in the Dewey Decimal library classification system:
380 Commerce, communications, transportation

See Communication, System, Media, Information Technology and Commerce


Modes Ground, Sea, Air, Space


These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…



Transportation Links (TransportLaw)
Transport Portal (Wikipedia)
Transportation (Wolfram Alpha)


transportation : system of conveyance or travel from one place to another — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Transportation is the movement of people, cattle, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline, and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations. Transport is important since it enables trade between peoples, which in turn establishes civilizations. — Wikipedia



Outline of Transportation (Wikipedia)
Wikipedia Outline of Vehicles (Wikipedia)


Innovations Report


Transportation Science Journal
Last Word: The science of everyday things, Transport (New Scientist)
Transportation Planning (Wikipedia)


Transportation Engineering (Wikipedia)


Transportation Industry Profile



History of Transportation (Smithsonian)
A Timeline of Transport in World History (Tim Lambert)
Transport History (Wikipedia)
Timeline of Transportation and Space Exploration (Wikipedia)


Quotations Page


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Swiss Museum of Transport
New York Museum of Transportation
America on the Move (Exhibit, Smithsonian)


National Transportation Library
Transportation and Communication Maps (Library of Congress)
Transportation Library (Northwestern University)
WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


Transport Web


Transportation Associations (BTS)
Institute of Transportation Engineers


Transportation Science (Science Daily)
News about Vehicles (Science Daily)




US Dept. of Transportation
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (US Dept. of Transportation)
Transportation Law – Guide to Transport Law ( Legal Directories)





Toy Cars, Planes & Trains, (


Transportation Posters (All



Transportation Science News -- ScienceDaily Transportation Research. From designing the best transportation systems to improving drivers' speed and safety, find research on transportation science here.

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  • Silent marine robots record sounds underwater
    on April 10, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Silent marine robots that record sounds underwater are allowing researchers to listen to the oceans as never before. While pilot whales make whistles, buzzes and clicks, pods of hunting dolphins create high-pitched echolocation clicks and larger species such as sperm whales make louder, slower clicks. As well as eavesdropping on marine life, the recordings can be used to measure sea-surface wind speed and monitor storms. The research will be presented at the General Assembly of the European […]

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