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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

Subheadings
Modes Ground, Sea, Air, Space

Resources

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

General

Portal

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

Dictionary

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

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

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

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)

Outline

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

Innovation

Innovations Report

Science

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

Technology

Transportation Engineering (Wikipedia)

Commerce

Transportation Industry Profile

Entrepreneurship

Indiegogo

Product

Shop Amazon eBay Gift Zazzle

Preservation

History




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

Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

Museum

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

Archive

Library of Congress Finding Aids

Library

National Transportation Library
Transportation and Communication Maps (Library of Congress)
Transportation Library (Northwestern University)

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education


Course

Open Education Consortium
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Transport Web

Occupation

Transportation Careers (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Organization

Transportation Associations (BTS)
Institute of Transportation Engineers

Event

Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)
Meetup.com

Forum

Reddit

Blog

WordPress

News

Transportation Science (Science Daily)
News about Vehicles (Science Daily)
NPR Archives, Google News

Article

Google Scholar

Book

ISBNdb, Google Books

Government

US Dept. of Transportation
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (US Dept. of Transportation)

Document

USA.gov

Transportation Law – Guide to Transport Law (HG.org Legal Directories)

Expression

Fun


Toy

Toy Cars, Planes & Trains, (TheToyBoat.com), Amazon Toys

Arts

Transportation Posters (All Posters.com)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Song

Transportation related songs (Song Lyrics)

returntotop

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

  • To reduce risk of crashing, pick roads with wide...
    on November 17, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    A solid median, wide shoulders, minimal hills -- and a high speed limit? Researchers explore freeway features that minimize crash risk. […]

  • Filtration of nanoparticles from traffic should...
    on November 16, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    A good air filter can prevent health-endangering nanoparticle emissions from entering the indoor air of buildings. Air filters that efficiently expel nanoparticles should be adopted in buildings. Now researchers have developed a comparison technique which has detected marked differences between the nanoparticle-capturing performance of air filters. […]

  • Virtual driving instructor and close-to-reality...
    on November 7, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Chinese driving schools are currently experiencing a strong demand, the number of learner drivers is growing constantly. A new type of driving simulator based on a car modified for virtual training of learner drivers in advance and an automatic feedback is to help meet this demand. For the close-to-reality driving exercises, complex projection technology and virtual-reality hardware and software are applied. […]

  • Introducing autonomous vehicles sooner could save...
    on November 7, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Autonomous vehicles should only have to be moderately better than human drivers before being widely used in the United States, an approach that could save thousands of lives annually even before the technology is perfected, according to a new report. […]

  • Traffic signal countdown timers lead to improved...
    on October 31, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Countdown timers that let motorists know when a traffic light will go from green to yellow lead to safer responses from drivers, research suggests. […]



Vehicles News -- ScienceDaily Amazing vehicles. Read news articles on unmanned ground combat vehicles to a single-molecule car. Also, new technology to enhance existing vehicles.

  • Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to...
    on November 20, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    A new device that can inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy and create hydrogen fuel, and that needs only sunlight to operate, has now been developed by researchers. […]

  • Plesiosaur flippers inspire a steering mechanism...
    on November 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Plesiosaurs, who thrived during the early to middle Jurassic Period, used four paddlelike flippers of nearly equal size and musculature to swim. Despite the seemingly subpar engineering, the fossil record reveals that plesiosaurs were widespread and prolific. This inspired a team to explore how swimming with four flippers might be advantageous compared to two. […]

  • The physics behind dandelion seed plume dispersal...
    on November 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    The fluffy dandelion seed head infuriates gardeners, but delights physicists. That’s because those seeds may lend key insights into the physics of parachutes, useful for designing small drones, or micro air vehicles. Investigators reveal why, at low Reynolds numbers, the rules for big parachutes don’t apply to small dandelions. […]

  • Manta ray robot swims faster and operates up to...
    on November 8, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Researchers have created MantaDroid, an aquatic robot that emulates the swimming locomotion of manta rays. The robotic manta ray, which swims at the speed of twice its body length per second and can operate for up to 10 hours, could potentially be employed for underwater surveillance in future. […]

  • Virtual driving instructor and close-to-reality...
    on November 7, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Chinese driving schools are currently experiencing a strong demand, the number of learner drivers is growing constantly. A new type of driving simulator based on a car modified for virtual training of learner drivers in advance and an automatic feedback is to help meet this demand. For the close-to-reality driving exercises, complex projection technology and virtual-reality hardware and software are applied. […]