Transport FAQs:

Q: Is transport important because it enables trade between people?

A: Yes, and which is essential for the development of civilizations.

Q: Was transport accomplished with ships that were either rowed or used the wind for propulsion?

A: Yes, or a combination of the two.

Q: Is transport only subject to the owner of the vehicle?

A: Yes, and who operates the vehicle themselves.

Q: Is transport movement by means of a watercraft—such as a barge?

A: Yes, and boat, ship or sailboat—over a body of water, such as a sea, ocean, lake, canal or river.

Q: Is transport a major use of energy and burns most of the world's petroleum?

A: Yes.

Q: Is transport performed by high-capacity tramways and rapid transits?

A: Yes, and often making up the backbone of a city's public transport.

Q: Is transport used for large volumes of durable items?

A: Yes.

Q: Is transport scheduled services on fixed routes?

A: Yes, while private is vehicles that provide ad hoc services at the riders desire.

Q: Is transport the use of working animals for the movement of people and commodities?

A: Yes.

Q: Is transport the largest contributor to global warming?

A: Yes.

Q: Is transport dominated by the automobile and mass transit?

A: Yes.

Q: Is transport essential to make traffic flow and restrain urban sprawl?

A: Yes.

Q: Is transport used for cargo transport?

A: Yes, and there is high differentiation between the nature of the cargo transport, in which mode is chosen.

Q: Is transport a key factor in urban planning?

A: Yes.

Q: Is transport a solution that makes use of a particular type of vehicle?

A: Yes, and infrastructure, and operation.

Q: Is transport also the essence of tourism?

A: Yes, and a major part of recreational transport.

Q: Is transport where a train runs along a set of two parallel steel rails?

A: Yes, and known as a railway or railroad.

Q: Is transport a broad mode where vehicles are pulled by cables instead of an internal power source?

A: Yes.

Q: Is transport often a natural monopoly and a necessity for the public?

A: Yes, roads, and in some countries railways and airports are funded through taxation.

Q: Is transport common with cargo that can be handled roughly without deterioration?

A: Yes, typical examples are ore, coal, cereals and petroleum.

Q: Is transport the fastest-growing emission sector?

A: Yes.

Q: Is transport where a journey is performed through the use of several modes of transport?

A: Yes, since all human transport normally starts and ends with walking, all passenger transport can be considered intermodal.

Q: Is transport a key necessity for specialization—allowing production and consumption of products to occur at different locations?

A: Yes.

Q: Is transport a highly efficient method of transporting large quantities of goods?

A: Yes.