Transportation Portal: Transport or transportation is the movement of people and goods from one location to another this page will showcase the types.

     Travel is the use of transportation to move from one location to another, the choice of transport is a primary concern for travelers.

Aerial Tramway

Aerial tramway or cable car is a type of aerial lift which uses one or two stationary ropes for support while a third moving rope provides propulsion.

Air Safety

Air safety is a term encompassing the theory, investigation and categorization of flight failures.

Air Traffic Control

Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air.

Aircraft Carrier

An aircraft carrier is a warship designed with a primary mission of deploying and recovering aircraft, acting as a seagoing airbase.

Airship Dirigible

An airship or dirigible is a type of aerostat that can be steered through the air using rudders or other thrust mechanisms.

All Terrain Vehicle

An all-terrain vehicle, that travels on low pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control.


Animal-powered transport is a broad category of the human use of non-human working animals for the movement of people and goods.

Armoured Personnel Carrier

An armoured personnel carrier (APC) is an armoured fighting vehicle designed to transport infantry to the battlefield.

Auto Rickshaw

An auto rickshaw is a motor vehicle and a mode of transport for private use and as a vehicle for hire.


An autogyro is a type of rotorcraft which uses an unpowered rotor in autorotation to develop lift to provide thrust.


An automobile, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor.

Aviation History

Aviation history refers to the history of development of mechanical flight—from the earliest attempts in kites and gliders to spaceflights.


A balloon is a type of aircraft that remains aloft due to its buoyancy.


A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.


A bicycle is a pedal-driven, human-powered, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.


A blimp, or non-rigid airship, is an airship without an internal supporting framework or keel.


A boat is a watercraft of modest size designed to float or plane, to provide passage across water.

Boda Boda

Boda-boda (or bodaboda) is a bicycle taxi, originally in East Africa (from English border-border).


A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle.

Buggy (Dune Buggy)

A Buggy is an automobile with wheels that project beyond the vehicle body.


"Burros" prized for their hardiness in arid country, became the beast of burden of choice by Southwest United States.


A bus (archaically also omnibus, multibus, or autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry passengers.

Bus Depot

A bus garage is a place where buses are stored when out of service and worked on.

Bus Station

A bus station is a structure where city or intercity buses stop to pick up and drop off passengers.

Bus Stop

A bus stop is a designated place where buses stop for passengers to board or leave a bus.

Buying Two Seats or More In a Group Taxi in Africa

There are groups taxis or shared taxis, it is possible to purchase two seats for comfort, if you wanted you could purchase all the seats for private taxi.

Cable Car

A cable car is any of a variety of transportation systems relying on cables to pull vehicles along or lower them at a steady rate.

Cable Transport

Cable transport refers to the broad class of transport modes that rely on vehicles pulled by cables.

Camel Cavalry

Camel cavalry, or camelry, is a generic designation for armed forces using camels as a means of transportation.


Canals are artificial waterways that are constructed to provide a new path of travel for vessels

Car Body Styles

Automobiles body styles are highly variable.


A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse-drawn litters (palanquins) and sedan chairs are excluded, since they are wheelless vehicles.


A cart is a vehicle or designed for transport, using two wheels and normally pulled by one or a pair of draught animals.


Is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a continuously circulating steel cable loop strung between two end terminals carrying a series of chairs.


The chariot is the earliest and simplest type of horse carriage, used in both peace and war as the chief vehicle of many ancient peoples.

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design and construction of the physical and naturally built environment.


Containerization is a system of intermodal freight transport using standard intermodal containers.

Continuous Track

Continuous tracks are a system of vehicle propulsion in which modular metal plates linked into a continuous band are driven by two or more wheels.

Conveyor Belt

A conveyor belt consists of two or more pulleys, with a continuous loop of material - the conveyor belt - that rotates about them.

Cross Platform Interchange

A cross-platform interchange is a type of interchange between different lines in a metro system.

Detachable Chairlift

A chairlift is a type of passenger aerial lift, consists of numerous chairs attached to a constantly moving wire rope that is strung between two terminals

Diesel Multiple Unit

A diesel multiple unit is a multiple unit train consisting of multiple carriages powered by one or more on-board diesel engines.

Dog (Shed Dog)

Sled dogs, are highly trained types of dogs that are used to pull a dog sled, a wheel-less vehicle on runners also called a sled, over snow.

Domestication Of The Horse

The clearest evidence of early use of the horse as a means of transport is from chariot burials dated c. 2000 BCE.


The donkey or ass, Equus africanus asinus, is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family.


Ecotourism is responsible travel to fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas that strive to be low impact and small scale.


Elephants are large land mammals. Elephants are the largest land animals now living.


An elevator is a vertical transport equipment that efficiently moves people or goods between floors of a building, vessel or other structure.


An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert energy into useful mechanical motion.

Engineering Vehicle

Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently, ones involving earthwork operations.


An escalator is a moving staircase – a conveyor transport device for carrying people between floors of a building.

Escort Carrier

The escort aircraft carrier, was a small and slow type of aircraft carrier.


A ferry is a form of transportation, used to carry primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water.

Fixed Wing Aircraft

A fixed-wing aircraft, is an aircraft capable of flight using forward motion that generates lift as the wing moves through the air.


The foot is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion.


A foreshoreway is a type of greenway that provides a public right of way along the edge of a waterbody.


A freeway is a limited access divided highway with grade separated junctions and without traffic lights or stop signs.

Fuel Cost Calculator

Fuel Cost Calculator - Transportation

Fuel Efficiency In Transportation

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A funicular railway, is a cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope.

German Panzer

A Panzer (English pronunciation: /and#712pænzand#601r/) is a German tank.

Glossary Of Rail Terminology

Rail terminology is a form of technical terminology.

Gondola Lift

A gondola lift is a type of aerial lift, normally called a cable car, which is supported and propelled by cables from above.


In economics and accounting, a good is a product that can be used to satisfy some desire or need.


A greenway is a long, narrow piece of land, often used for recreation and sometimes including multiple transportation uses.


A harbor is a place where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter from stormy weather, or else are stored for future use.


A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by one or more engine driven rotors.


A heliport is a small airport suitable only for use by helicopters.

High Speed Rail

High-speed rail (HSR) is a type of passenger rail transport that operates significantly faster than the normal speed of rail traffic.

Highway Engineering

Highway engineering is the process of design and construction of efficient and safe highways and roads.


A highway is a public road, especially a major road connecting two or more destinations.

History Of Rail Transport

The history of rail transport dates back nearly 500 years and includes systems with man or horse power and rails of wood or stone.

History Of Rapid Transit

Rapid transit began with the opening in 1863 of the Metropolitan Railway, now part of the London Underground.

History Of The Automobile

The history of the automobile begins as early as 1769, with the creation of steam engine automobiles capable of human transport.

Homing Pigeon

The homing pigeon is a variety of domestic pigeon derived from the Rock Pigeon selectively bred to find its way home over extremely long distances.


The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is a hooved (ungulate) mammal, a subspecies of the family Equidae.

Horse Drawn Boat

A horse-drawn boat or tow-boat is a historic boat operating on a canal, pulled by a horse walking on a special road along the canal, the towpath.

Horse Drawn Vehicle

A horse-drawn vehicle is a mechanized piece of equipment pulled by one horse or by a team of horses.

Horse Transports In The Middle Ages

Horse transports in the Middle Ages were boats used for effective means of transporting horses over long distances, whether for war or general transport.

Hovercraft - Transportation

Hovercraft is a craft capable of traveling over surfaces while supported by a cushion of high-pressure air ejected against the surface below w/in a skirt.

Human Powered Aircraft

A human-powered aircraft (HPA) is an aircraft powered by direct human energy and the force of gravity

Hybrid Vehicle

A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to move the vehicle.


A hydrofoil is any liquid-based structure that provides lift because of its attack or camber.

Ice Boat

An ice boat is a boat similar in functional design to a sail boat but fitted with skis or runners and designed to run over ice instead of through water.

Ice Skate

Ice skates are boots with blades attached to the bottom, used to propel the bearer across a sheet of ice.

Intelligent Transportation System

The term intelligent transport system (ITS) refers to efforts to add information and communications technology to transport infrastructure.

Interplanetary Spaceflight

Interplanetary spaceflight or interplanetary travel is travel between planets within a single planetary system.


Jeep is an automobile marque of Chrysler.

Jet Ski

Jet Ski is the brand name of personal watercraft (PWC) manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries.


A jetboat is a boat propelled by a jet of water ejected from the back of the craft


A junction, when discussed in the context of transport, is a location where traffic can change between different routes, directions, of travel.

Kick Scooter

A kick scooter or push scooter, is a human-powered vehicle with a handlebar, deck and wheels that is propelled by a rider pushing off the ground.

Landing Craft

Landing craft are boats and seagoing vessels used to convey a landing force from the sea to the shore during an amphibious assault.

Lifeboat Rescue

A rescue lifeboat is a boat rescue craft which is used to attend a vessel in distress, or its survivors, to rescue crewmen and passengers.

Lifeboat Shipboard

A lifeboat (liferaft) is a small, rigid or inflatable watercraft carried for emergency evacuation in the event of a disaster aboard ship.

Light Rail

Light rail transit (LRT) is a form of urban rail public transportation that generally has a lower capacity and lower speed than heavy rail.

Limbers And Caissons Military

A limber is a two-wheeled cart designed to support the trail of an artillery piece, allowing it to be towed.

List Of Aerial Lift Manufacturers

An aerial lift is a means of transportation in which cabins, cars, gondolas or open chairs are hauled above the ground by means of one or more cables.

List Of London Underground Stations

The London Underground is a metro system in the United Kingdom

List Of Roads And Highways

A road is a thoroughfare, route, which typically has been improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motorized vehicle.

List Of Transport Museums

This is a list of transport museums throughout the world.


The llama (Lama glama) is a South American camelid, widely used as a pack and meat animal by Andean cultures since pre-hispanic times.


A locomotive is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.


Maglev is a system of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles, using magnetic levitation.

Maritime History

Maritime history is a broad thematic element of history that often uses a global approach, although national and regional histories remain predominant.


Metro is an abbreviation of metropolitan, and is the name of many products and services relating to urban areas, especially public transport systems.

Metro Station

A metro station is a railway station for a rapid transit system, often known by names such as "metro and "subway".


A midibus is a classification of single-decker minibuses which generally are larger than a traditional minibus but smaller than a full-size single decker.


A minibus or minicoach is a passenger carrying motor vehicle that is designed to carry more people than a multi-purpose vehicle or minivan.


Minivan is a type of automobile similar in shape to a van, designed for personal use.


A monorail is a rail-based transportation system based on a single rail, which acts as its sole support and its guideway.


Mopeds are a type of low-powered motorcycle designed to provide economical and relatively safe transport with minimal licensing requirements.


A motorcycle (also called a motorbike, bike, or cycle) is a single-track, engine-powered, two-wheeled motor vehicle.

Motorized Bicycle

A motorized bicycle is a bicycle with an attached motor and transmission used either to power the vehicle unassisted, or to assist with pedaling.


A motorway is a dual-carriageway limited access highway with grade separated junctions designed and built solely for motorised traffic.

Mountain Railway

A motorway is a dual-carriageway limited access highway with grade separated junctions designed and built solely for motorised traffic.


A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.

Multiple Unit

The term multiple unit is used to describe a self-propelled carriages capable of coupling with other units of the same type.


A narrowboat or narrow boat is a boat of a distinctive design, made to fit the narrow canals of England and Wales.

Naval Ship

A naval ship is a ship (or sometimes boat, depending on classification) used for combat purposes, commonly by a navy.


Navigation is the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another.

Nomad Rover

The Nomad rover is an unmanned vehicle designed as a test for such a vehicle to ride on other planets.


An ox (plural oxen), also known as a bullock in Australia, New Zealand and India, is a bovine trained as a draft animal.


A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag.


Parking is the act of stopping a vehicle and leaving it unoccupied for more than a brief time.


A paternoster lift is a passenger elevator which consists of a chain of open compartments that move slowly in a loop up and down without stopping.

People Mover

A people mover or automated people mover (APM) is a fully automated, grade-separated mass transit system.

Personal Rapid Transit

Personal Rapid Transit is a public transportation mode featuring small automated vehicles operating on a network of specially-built guide ways.


Petroleum is a naturally occurring, flammable liquid consisting of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons, that are found in beneath the Earth's surface.


Pigeons and doves constitute the bird family Columbidae within the order Columbiformes, which include some 300 species of near passerines.

Pipeline Transport

Pipeline transport is the transportation of goods through a pipe.

Pneumatic Tube

Pneumatic tubes are systems in which cylindrical containers are propelled through a network of tubes by compressed air or by partial vacuum.


A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land.

Pt Boat

PT Boats were a variety of motor torpedo boat, a small, fast vessel used to attack larger surface ships.

Punt Boat

A punt is a flat-bottomed boat with a square-cut bow, designed for use in small rivers or other shallow water.

Queueing Theory

Queueing theory is the mathematical study of waiting lines, or queues.

Rack Railway

A rack-and-pinion railway (also rack railway, cog railway) is a railway with a toothed rack rail, usually between the running rails.

Rail Tracks

The track on a railway, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, sleepers and ballast, plus the subgrade.


Rail transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks.

Railway Platform

A railway platform is a section of pathway, alongside rail tracks at a train station, metro station or tram stop, at which passengers may board.

Rapid Transit

A rapid transit is an electric passenger railway in an urban area with a high capacity and frequency, and grade separation from other traffic


The reindeer also known as the caribou in North America, is a deer from the Arctic and Subarctic, including both resident and migratory populations.


Rickshaws (or rickshas) are a mode of human-powered transport: a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two persons.


Equestrianism more often known as riding, horseback riding or horse riding refers to the skill of riding, driving, or vaulting with horses.


A river is a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river.


A road is a thoroughfare, route, which typically has been improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motorized vehicle.


A rocket or rocket vehicle is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle which obtains thrust from a rocket engine.

Roller Skates

Roller skates are devices worn on the feet to enable the wearer to roll along on wheels.


Sailing is the art of controlling a boat with large (usually fabric) foils called sails.

Sanitary Sewer

A sanitary sewer is a separate underground carriage system specifically for transporting sewage from houses and commercial buildings to treatment.

School Bus

A school bus is a type of bus designed and manufactured for student transport: carrying children and teenagers to and from school and school events.

Segregated Cycle Facilities

Segregated cycle facilities are marked lanes, tracks or paths designated for use by cyclists from which motorised traffic is generally excluded.

Share Taxi

A share taxi is a mode of transport that falls between taxis and conventional buses.


A ship is a large vessel that floats on water. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on size and cargo or passenger capacity.

Shopping Cart

A shopping cart is a cart supplied by supermarkets, for use by customers for transport of merchandise to the check-out counter during shopping.


A sidewalk (or pavement, footpath, footway, and sometimes platform) is a path along the side of a road.


A skateboard is typically a specially designed plywood board combined with a polyurethane coating used for making smoother slides and stronger durability.


A ski is a long, flat device worn on the foot designed to help the wearer slide smoothly over snow.


A skyway is a type of pedway consisting of an enclosed or covered bridge between two buildings.


A sled or sledge is a sliding vehicle designed to transport passengers and/or cargo by using a running mechanism and smooth undersides instead of wheels.


A slurry is, in general, a thick suspension of solids in a liquid.


A snakeboard is a board that was invented in 1989 by James Fisher and Oliver Macleod Smith.


A snowmobile, also known in some places as a snowmachine, or sled, is a land vehicle for winter travel on snow.

Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle is a reusable launch system and orbital spacecraft operated by the U.S. (NASA) for human spaceflight missions.

Space Station

A space station is a manned satellite designed to remain in space (or most commonly low Earth orbit) for a long period of time.


A spacecraft or spaceship is a craft or machine designed for spaceflight.

Spacecraft Propulsion - Transportation

Spacecraft propulsion is any method used to accelerate spacecraft and artificial satellites.


A spaceport or cosmodrome is a site for launching (or receiving) spacecraft, by analogy with seaport for ships or airport for aircraft.

Sport Utility Vehicle

A sport utility vehicle (SUV) is a generic marketing term for a vehicle similar to a station wagon, but built on a light-truck chassis.


A stagecoach is a type of covered wagon for passengers and goods, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, usually four-in-hand.

Stairways Ladders

A ladder is a vertical or inclined set of rungs or steps.


A tram in most forms of English, referred to as streetcar in North America, is a rail vehicle which runs on tracks in streets.


A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation below the surface of the water.


Subway, an underground rapid transit system also known as a metro, underground, pee-bane, MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), tube, or U-Bahn.

Supersonic Transport

A supersonic transport (SST) is a civilian supersonic aircraft designed to transport passengers at speeds greater than the speed of sound.

Sustainable Transport

Sustainable transport (or green transport) refers to any means of transport with low impact on the environment.


A tank is a tracked, designed for front-line combat which combines operational mobility, tactical offensive, and defensive capabilities.

Tank Ship

A tanker (or tank ship or tankship) is a ship designed to transport liquids in bulk.

The Person by the Bus Window Controls the Fresh Air

In hot tropical countries it is wise to choose the proper seat to stay cool, the person by the window normally has complete control, and will not help.

Torpedo Boat

A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval vessel designed to carry torpedoes into battle.


Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes.

Traction Engine

A traction engine is a self-propelled steam engine used to move heavy loads on roads to provide power at a chosen location.


A tractor is a vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort at slow speeds

Traffic Congestion

Traffic congestion is a condition on road networks that occurs as use increases

Traffic Engineering

Traffic engineering is a branch of civil engineering that uses engineering techniques to achieve the safe and efficient movement of people and goods.

Traffic Psychology

Traffic psychology is a young, expanding and wide field in psychology.


A train is a connected series of vehicles for rail transport that move along a track to transport cargo or passengers from one place to another.

Train Station

Train Station is a railway facility where trains regularly stop to load or unload passengers or freight (goods).

Tram Stop

A tram stop is a place designated for a tram to stop so passengers can board or alight it.

Transport Economics

Transport economics is a branch of economics that deals with the allocation of resources within the transport sector

Transport Efficiency

Transport efficiency is a measure of how much it costs to move a certain amount of something.

Transport Engineering

Transportation engineering is the application of technology and scientific principles to the planning, etc. of facilities for any mode of transportation

Transport Finance

Transport finance is the subject that explores how transport networks are paid for.


Transportation Portal: Transport or transportation is the movement of people and goods from one location to another this page will showcase the types.

Transportation Forecasting

Transportation forecasting is the process of estimating the number of vehicles or people that will use a specific transportation facility in the future.

Transportation Planning

Transportation planning is a field involved with the evaluation, assessment, design and siting of transportation facilities.

Transportation Problems

List of Transportation problems in the world.


Travel is movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations for any purpose and any duration, with or without any means of transport.

Travel Behavior

Travel behavior is the study of what people do over space, and how people use transport.

Travel Class

A travel class is a quality of accommodation on public transport.


A trolley is a small vehicle with wheels that can carry things.


A trolleybus is a bus, which get its power for the electric engine from a pair of powerlines, which is above the street.


A truck (North American and Australian English) or lorry (British, Commonwealth and Irish English) is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.

Trucking Industry In The United States

The trucking industry involves the transport and distribution of commercial and industrial goods using commercial motor vehicles (CMV).


A tunnel is an underground passageway, completely enclosed except for openings for egress, commonly at each end.

Types Of Transportation

Mode of transport is a term used to distinguish substantially different ways to perform transport.

U Boat

U-boat is the anglicized version of the German word, itself an abbreviation of Unterseeboot, and refers to military submarines operated by Germany.


Underground most commonly refers to:The regions beneath the surface of the Earth


A unicycle is a human-powered, single-track vehicle with one wheel. Unicycles resemble bicycles, but are less complex.


Unimog designates a range of multi-purpose auto four wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG.

Urban Economics

Urban economics is broadly the economic study of urban areas.

Urban Planning

Urban, and town planning integrates land use planning and transportation planning to improve the built, economic and social environments of communities.


A van is a kind of vehicle used for transporting goods or groups of people.


A vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum) is a device that is designed or used to transport people or cargo.


Water is a chemical substance with the chemical formula H2O.

Watercraft Rowing

Watercraft rowing is the act of propelling a boat using the motion of oars in the water.


A wheel is a device that allows heavy objects to be moved easily through rotating on an axle through its center.


A wheelbarrow is a small hand-propelled vehicle.


A wheelchair is a chair with wheels, designed to be a replacement for walking.


A wherry (meaning "boat") is type of boat that was traditionally used for carrying cargo or passengers on rivers and canals in England.


A yacht is a recreational boat.


The yak, Bos grunniens or Bos mutus, is a long-haired bovine found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia.


A Zeppelin is a type of rigid airship pioneered by the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century.

Transportation Defined: Transport or transportation is the movement of people 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 infrastructure consists of the fixed installations necessary for transport, and may be roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines, and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations), and seaports. Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance.

           Vehicles traveling on these networks may include automobiles, bicycles, buses, trains, trucks, people, helicopters, and aircraft. Operations deal with the way the vehicles are operated, and the procedures set for this purpose including financing, legalities and policies. In the transport industry, operations and ownership of infrastructure can be either public or private, depending on the country and mode.

           Passenger transport may be public, where operators provide scheduled services, or private. Freight transport has become focused on containerization, although bulk transport is used for large volumes of durable items. Transport plays an important part in economic growth and globalization, but most types cause air pollution and use large amounts of land. While it is heavily subsidized by governments, good planning of transport is essential to make traffic flow, and restrain urban sprawl.


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