Research Papers on Transportation

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Research Papers on Transportation

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  • Urban Studies and Transportation Planning

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of transportation planning as a part of urban studies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • REGULATORY AND ORGANIZATIONAL OVERSIGHT OF GROUND TRANSPORTATION

    This 8-page paper presents information about security issues impacting the ground transportation network, including railroads and trucking. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT,TRANSPORTATION AND LOGSTICS

    This 5-page paper explores the link between process improvement and transportation systems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • This 10-page paper analyzes intercity passenger rail transportation and the history of the railroads. There are 7 sources cited.

  • Survey Concerning Alternative Transportation

    A 3 page research paper that reports on a brief survey of how people perceive alternative forms of transportation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ground Transportation and Security

    This 3 page paper looks at changes in technology and how they have affected ground transportation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Transportation and Logistics in Today's Environment

    This 3 page paper examines transportation and logistics. Globalization is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The U.S. Army Transportation System

    This 4 page paper discusses transportation in the Army’s supply chain; how it’s used and how it can be improved. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Transportation Planning Process

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the Transportation Planning Process used in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Vision, Mission and Values of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps

    This 4 page paper discusses the U.S. Transportation Corps, its mission, vision and values. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • AUTO MANUFACTURING AND DATABAASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    This 3-page paper focuses on Subaru of America's transportation management system and how it operates. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Urban Studies and Transportation Planning

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of transportation planning as a part of urban studies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Transportation Planning Process

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the Transportation Planning Process used in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Transportation Stimulus

    Stimulus Plan And Motor Carriers : A 5 page paper that introduces the intentions of the transportation stimulus plan and what, if any, progress has been made in the motor carrier business. The paper also discusses intermodal transportation policies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Transportation and Logistical Management

    This 4 page paper looks at the role of transportation in logistics, the way it is perceived and the way current influences such as cost control and the need for environmentally friendly policies impact on transportation choices. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • A History of Transportation in Iowa and Its Impact on Iowans

    This 4 page paper examines the development of transportation in this state. Rail transportation in addtion to the devleopment of the Interstate are aspects included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Transportation and Logistical Management

    This 4 page paper looks at the role of transportation in logistics, the way it is perceived and the way current influences such as cost control and the need for environmentally friendly policies impact on transportation choices. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • A History of Transportation in Iowa and Its Impact on Iowans

    This 4 page paper examines the development of transportation in this state. Rail transportation in addtion to the devleopment of the Interstate are aspects included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Air Transportation Environmental and Regulatory Issues

    A 7 page paper which examines issues that affects air transportation, particularly commercial and cargo aviation, cockpit cameras, environmental concerns, air/noise pollution, and airport land usage. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Air Travel Safety

    This 5 page paper discusses some of the measures put in place by industry and government to make air transportation safer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Historical Overview of the New York City Public Transportation System

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of New York City public transportation, which primarily covers its long history. The paper begins in the early 1800s and goes through to the present. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Hidden Dangers In Various Modes of Transportation

    This 5 page paper explores automobile, railroad, pipeline, air and sea methods of transportation and the dangers they pose to society. An outline is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Transportation's 5 Modes

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the five modes of transportation. Positive and negative factors of each are included and there is some attention paid to safety issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Issues of Service Quality and the Marketing of Transportation Services

    This 4 page paper examines the issue of marketing and quality measurement in the transportation services, such as airlines, train and ship companies. The paper looks at how marketing may face different challenges, how they have been overcome and the way that quality measurement may be used to enhance marketing. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Security and Maritime Transportation on the West Coast of the United States

    In five pages this paper examines the present maritime transportation and port security issue situation currently affecting the West Coast of the United States in an overview that includes recommended strategies to address these security challenges. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Transportation Industries and the Impact of 911

    5 pages. The effects of September 11 had, of course, a huge impact on every industry one can think of. The transportation industries were hit particularly hard and this paper will discuss that influence. Topics will include the rail, trucking, pipelines and seagoing industries as well as a short summary on the airline industry. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Transportation Fuel Possibilities of Natural Gas

    5 pages in length. Without question, the world's energy demand has increased due directly to the fact that the population continues to rise. What this translates to in correlating statistics is that energy demands throughout the past half-century have tripled, the global economy has quintupled and the world population increased twofold. If the human species is going to sustain its existence much past the new millennium, alternative fuel sources – such as natural gas – must be implemented in virtually every sector of transportation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Contemporary Appalachia, Transportation Challenges, and Mental Health

    This 7 page paper looks at the accessibility of mental health services for the people of Appalachia. Much of the paper focuses on the lack of adequate transportation to access services. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Chapters Eight and Nine Summaries of Warren McCabe, Julian Smith, and Peter Harriott's Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering

    This 7 page paper is a summary of Chapter 8; Transportation and metering of fluids and Chapter 9 Agitation and mixing of liquids from the book Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering by Warren McCabe, Julian Smith and Peter Harriott.

  • Long Island's Transportation History

    This 8 page paper provides a history of transportation on Long Island, New York with a focus on trains, automobiles and boats. The Long Island Rail Road is discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Management and the Australian Company Macmillan Distribution Services

    This 9 page paper examines the role and importance of warehousing and inventory control and management and the transportations and distribution arrangements for the Australian company Macmillan Distribution services. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Logistic Management at McDonalds

    This 13 page paper looks at four components of logistics management; transportation, unitisation and packaging, storage and communications. The fast food chain McDonalds is examined by looking at way each of these logistical functions are undertaken within the firm. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Medical Transport and the Impact of Economic Forecasts

    This 5 page paper looks at the economic forecasts for the US for 2010 onwards, including GDP growth, unemployment, inflation and oil prices and uses these forecasts to the impact on the medical transportation industry. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Examining CSX Corporation

    This paper is an overview of CSX Corporation, an international transportation firm, relying on a huge network of rail, trucks and ocean carriers to get products from one place to another. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • England's Crime and Crime and Punishment from 1800 to 1850

    This 16 page paper considers hat does criminal law history before 1850 tells us about the processes of change in the law and legal institutions. The paper looks at the period 1800 – 1850 and examines four areas of law and the justice system; capital and corporal punishment including the “Bloody Code”; imprisonment and transportation to Australia; juvenile and women Offenders and the fringes of criminality including vagrants, drunkards and prostitutes. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • The Impact of Communication, Transportation and the Benefit of Comparative Advantage in Driving Globalization

    This 4 page paper looks at the main drivers of globalization; economic drivers, communication and transportation, examining the ways in which they drive forward globalization individually and interdependently. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Aspects of Managing Diversity in the Workplace

    This 7 page paper looks at a range of issues concerning the use of diversity management in a workplace environment, including aspects of equality, positive discrimination, impact on culture and general benefits. The paper then considers how diversity management may be observed in a German transportation company. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Moscow and Chocolate Exportation

    This 12 page paper begins with a comprehensive report of the chocolate and confectionery market in Moscow, including leading companies, market shares, and the effect of multinationals on domestic companies. The writer discusses managing the supply chain for this industry and suggests technology solutions. Transportation logistics are discussed with recommendations for shipping chocolate. 1 Table included. Statistical data included.

  • Contemporary Appalachia, Transportation Challenges, and Mental Health

    This 7 page paper looks at the accessibility of mental health services for the people of Appalachia. Much of the paper focuses on the lack of adequate transportation to access services. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Advantage to Other Forms of Transport?

    Is Maritime Shipping Loosing its' Competitive This 4 page paper considers the position of maritime transportation and assesses where it has lost its' competitive advantages when compared to other transport models, such as road, rail or air. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Transportation, Public vs. Private

    A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares the advantages and disadvantages of private (cars) and public (buses and trains) transportation systems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Various Topics Pertaining to Teaneck, NJ

    This 4 page research paper reports on public transportation and communication as well as parks and recreation and religion and how they pertain to Teaneck, New Jersey. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Cargo Shipping By Sea

    A 14 page paper that discusses the maritime transportation system. Data regarding shipments, number of vessels, tons of cargo, etc. are included. The paper discusses steps taken after 9.11 to improve maritime security and identifies the vulnerabilities. An annotated bibliography is included in the page count. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Reducing Dependence on Foreign Oil in the Transportation Industry

    This 5 page paper discusses why it's vital that America reduce its dependence on foreign oil, and ways in which the transportation industry can reduce that dependence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Chapters Eight and Nine Summaries of Warren McCabe, Julian Smith, and Peter Harriott's Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering

    This 7 page paper is a summary of Chapter 8; Transportation and metering of fluids and Chapter 9 Agitation and mixing of liquids from the book Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering by Warren McCabe, Julian Smith and Peter Harriott.

  • Transportation and Shipping Industry and Quality Management

    This 4-page paper focuses on the importance of quality management within the shipping/transportation industry. Also provided are examples of shipping companies that integrated quality practices in to their processes. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • ITM Application of Company Manufacturers

    5 pages. Information Technology Management (ITM) in manufacturing addresses technology aspects such as client/server distributed architecture and object oriented programming. Bandwidth ITM solutions address broad areas within any business; things such as manufacturing, distribution, finance and project management, as well as service and maintenance, transportation etc. A seamless integration is essential to provide visibility and consistency across the manufacturing aspect as well. This proposal will give a clear cut explanation of the usefulness of ITM in manufacturing companies, with special attention to the needs of the less developed countries. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • NY's Transportation Growth

    This 10 page paper examines the history of New York State--with special attention to NYC--as it respects its geography and advent of transportation systems. The trains, subway and roadways are discussed.

  • Long Island's Transportation History

    This 8 page paper provides a history of transportation on Long Island, New York with a focus on trains, automobiles and boats. The Long Island Rail Road is discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Marketing Strategies Post 911

    11 pages. This paper explains the precarious position that many companies are now facing due to the aftermath of the terrorist strike on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Because of the airline hijackings and other modes of transportation being put on alert, Americans have put a halt on their travel plans. Creative marketing strategies by the travel industry and indeed, many other industries are of necessity being used to entice their customers back. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Supply Chain Components' Examination

    This 10 page paper examines the purchasing or procurement, departing stock, improvements, transportation and vendor held stock issues in terms of the supply chain and shown they can and may be managed looking at a range of issues in business literature. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Germany and the Marketing of Computer Hardware

    This 10 page report discusses marketing of computer hardware in Germany. Prices in Germany have been low, due to the fact that the market has a great deal of competition, with small local suppliers playing a role in this market. Computer 'supermarkets' have also had a great deal of success in selling personal computers inexpensively in Germany. However, numerous factors such as import/export regulations, the overall economy situation of Germany, exchange rate risk, transportation and other factors that have an impact on marketing and distribution are discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Production and Sales' Growth and the Establishment of a a Global Logistics Network

    This 5 page report discusses the process of creating a global logistics network and the benefits such a system can offer. The ability to reduce the uncertainty of transportation, sales, and manufacturing by tracking the movement of goods and updating the information continuously allows any organization to better manage exceptions and problems, as well as reducing the number of production mishaps or materials allocations and supply. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Public Transportation and the Use of Compressed Natural Gas

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of the use of compressed natural gas for public transportation. The case study of the DC metro area is utilized. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Asphalt Nation by Jane Holtz Kay

    A 5 page summation and analysis of Jane Holtz Kay's book 'Asphalt Nation.' In this book, Kay addresses the trend away from the auto-dominated public policy that has shaped the American landscape since the invention of the Model T. She argues that the time has come to move away from auto-centered transportation. No additional sources cited.

  • Early American Urbanization and the Impact of Energy and Transportation

    (6pp) The period from the first European settlements until 1920 was one of great technological change, especially in energy and transportation. Major changes in transportation technology are discussed as well as how transportation affects urban form and urbanization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Environmental Impacts of Road Transport on Air Quality in the Greater Manchester Region England; A Research Proposal

    This 15 page paper is a research proposal to assess the environmental impacts of low-cost notation on air quality in the Greater Manchester region. The paper presents an introduction which gives the aims and objectives of the study as well as a justification. The methodology is outlined, including the general approach to the research and an outline of secondary and primary research. The paper then ends with a literature review looking at the position of Greater Manchester and the potential environmental influences caused by road transportation including consideration of the different types of pollution present in transport emissions. The bibliography cites eight sources.

  • U.S., Standardized Laws, and Gun Control

    In 8 pages, the author discusses why there should be standardized laws regarding the purchase of guns across the nation. Gun laws from state to state differ considerably. This causes a number of problems. In one state a weapon in a vehicle must be in plain sight, while in another, the weapon must be hidden. Some states have stricter gun laws than other states, which can make it very dangerous for travelers of stricter areas when commuting to those areas that almost everyone is permitted to carry a gun. Because of the discrepancies between state laws, gunrunning, or the illegal transportation of weapons from one state to another, is also a problem. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • The Impact of Airport Security Measures on Management Operations

    7 pages in length. The extent to which the airport industry environment is different now than prior to September 11, 2001 illustrates the significant lengths to which the nation's security system has been augmented. This vast development in the wake of America's worst terrorist attack in history is, however, said to be just as inefficient and incapable of averting another 911 episode as what existed before the fateful day; that the airport industry has strategically bolstered itself has made all personnel more keenly aware of the potential for a repeat performance, yet the ultimate performance of these presidential instituted mandates and the Transportation Security Administration role continues to leave gapping holes in the overall objective toward national protection. On a smaller scale, however, advancement is being made in certain areas where tremendous sweeps are not expected to occur – such as onboard – where a smaller cluster of people is able to make a bigger, more immediately visible and overall impact. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Electrical Engineer's Duties

    8 pages in length. From the time of Benjamin Franklin, electricity has been a critical component to virtually every entity of human existence. From worldwide communications systems, space vehicles, computers, microwave ovens, washing and sewing machines, transportation vehicles, and manufacturing processes, Franklin's discovery established an entirely different world in which to live. Contemporary use of electricity has rendered the need for specialized training so that electrical engineers are capable of focusing their trade upon myriad fields that have developed throughout the twentieth century. Indeed, the common duties of modern-day electrical engineers are both vast and unlimited with regard to the way today's society utilizes electricity. The writer discusses the duties of an electrical engineer as they relate to military computer systems. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Economic Infrastructure of Brazil

    A 5 page paper discussing the ability of banking, transportation systems, telecommunications and electrical power to support further economic activity and growth in Brazil. Businesses contemplating entering any international market for the purposes of both producing and selling specific products within that market must first conditions as they exist in that country. The purpose here is to assess the strength of the economic infrastructure of Brazil and its ability to allow Tyco International Electronics to profitably operate within the country. The paper concludes that Tyco should have little or no difficulty if Brazil continues enhancing its existing economic infrastructure. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Southwest Airlines Report Analysis of Investment, Valuation, and Capital Structure

    A 9 page paper discussing Southwest’s history, corporate culture, capital structure, management and financial results for the purpose of performing investment analysis. Still boasting that it has had 54 consecutive profitable quarters, Southwest would have lost money in 1Q2003 and 1Q2004 without its successful fuel-hedging activities. It still clings to the never-a-losing-quarter mantra, and it leads its industry in market capitalization. Southwest is among the most fiscally conservative of all the commercial passenger airlines, despite its active fuel-hedging activities. Hedging generally is not looked on as a conservative measure, but compared to the wild swings and increases in fuel costs, hedging is more conservative in today’s climate than is not hedging. The investor determined to own a transportation stock - and specifically an aviation stock – absolutely should consider Southwest Airlines. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • U.S., Standardized Laws, and Gun Control

    In 8 pages, the author discusses why there should be standardized laws regarding the purchase of guns across the nation. Gun laws from state to state differ considerably. This causes a number of problems. In one state a weapon in a vehicle must be in plain sight, while in another, the weapon must be hidden. Some states have stricter gun laws than other states, which can make it very dangerous for travelers of stricter areas when commuting to those areas that almost everyone is permitted to carry a gun. Because of the discrepancies between state laws, gunrunning, or the illegal transportation of weapons from one state to another, is also a problem. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • The Ohio Canals A Pictorial Survey Of The Ohio Canals Using The Drawings And Paintings Of The Late Frank Wilcox

    5 pages in length. Frank Wilcox's "The Ohio Canals: A Pictorial Survey of the Ohio Canals Using the Drawings and Paintings of the Late Frank Wilcox" is a splendid means by which to capture all the beauty, history and controversy that has existed since Ohio's one thousand miles of canals were completed in 1847. Through Wilcox's drawings and paintings, the reader is offered an insightful look into what many may not have before experienced. The writer discusses that it is by way of the keen eye that Wilcox possessed that readers are able to gain a significant respect and admiration for the canals that have been responsible for providing a system of economical transportation. No additional sources cited.

  • TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN - U.S. ARMY

    This 5-page paper provides a description of logistics for the Army and suggestions as to improvement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Motorcycle Transportation Persuasive Speech

    This 5 page paper gives an example of a persuasive speech involving motorcycles and their safety. Statistics, facts, figures and evidence presented to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Future Transportation Transformed by Digital Technology

    This 6 page paper discusses the future in terms of travel, and how it will be impacted by digital technology. This paper focuses on air travel, space travel, trains, cars, etc. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Transportation Unions Pros and Cons

    This 5-page paper examines the benefits and disadvantages to organized labor within the railway and trucking industries. Some points examined include wages, benefits and working hours. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Arizona's Transportation Projects and Public Funding

    This 8 page paper discusses the process by which the State of Arizona gets funding for its infrastructure projects. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Internal In-Flight Acts of Terrorism

    This 5 page paper purports that internal in-flight acts of terrorism are the greatest threat to network security. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Germany's Infrastructure of Technology and Transportation

    This 4 page paper examines the macro environment in Germany outlining the transport and technology infrastructure that is in place. Many useful facts are quoted in the paper. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Air Transportation Maintenance and Inspection Regulations

    A 9 page paper discussing the maintenance and inspection portion of the problems of modern air transportation. Close inspection of FAR 91 (particularly sections 405, 407 and 409) reveals that there is indeed an area in which government involvement in the conduct of business is a positive factor. Required maintenance and inspection of aircraft substantially increases operating costs for both airlines and for private pilot-owners, but the payback is a nation in which air travelers can be assured that the aircraft in which they place themselves has been well-maintained, inspected at every turn and then inspected again before every flight. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Correlation Between Transportation Industry and Management

    This 3-page paper covers the launch of FastShip, a global supply chain/cargo forwarding agency, and the international business relationships the company must consider and develop to remain successful. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Land Use and Transportation Plan for Tinley Park, Illinois

    A 3 page planning concept paper envisioning a Chicago suburb 30 years into the future, and considering changes that need to be made in the present. The paper discusses policy and gaining the input of current citizens through focus groups and surveys. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AT DHL

    This 5-page paper provides an overview of DHL, the shipping company, and an overview of techology in logistics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Allocation Assessment and Pricing for a Container Ship

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper looks at the way that the firm may choose to allocate space to different types of containers on their ships, the second part of the paper considers the way pricing decisions may be made. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN - U.S. ARMY

    This 5-page paper provides a description of logistics for the Army and suggestions as to improvement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • GLOBAL LOGISTICS, SUPPLY CHAINS AND INTERMODEAL TRANSPORTATION

    This 4-page paper discusses intermodal systems and global supply chains. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Demographics and the Transportation Industry

    This 3 page paper provides a summary and article review. An article entitled " Transport industry prepares for major shift in demographics" by Misty Harris is discussed. The article focuses on the aging population and driving. No additional sources cited.

  • NYC's DOT

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the city's DOT. The responsibilities of the department are discussed as are the roles of the officials in the administration. The department is used as an example for someone studying city government organizations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Transportation Agency Screener Effectiveness Policy Example

    This 3 page paper is a sample policy argument against the privatization of baggage screening in airports. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

 

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