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Encyclopedia > Transportation
  • For the movement of people or objects, see transport.
  • For the shipping of convicted criminals to penal colonies, see penal transportation.
  • Transportation problem is an optimization issue that involves the transport of supplies to satisfy a demand, subject to the minimization of transport cost.
  • in geography transportation of weathered rocks from one place to another

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Encyclopedia4U - Transport - Encyclopedia Article (806 words)
Transport, or transportation (as it is called in the United States), is the movement of people and goods from one place to another.
The growth in transport would be impossible without communication, which is vital for advanced transportation systems, from railroads which want to run trains in two directions on a single track, to air traffic control which requires knowing the location of aircraft in the sky.
Transport is a "derived demand," in that transport is unnecessary but for the activities pursued at the ends of trips.
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