Transport efficiency is a measure of how much it costs to move a certain amount of something.
Fri, 8 Apr 2011 04:36:57
Transport efficiency is a measure of how much it costs (in dollars, time, energy or other kinds of overhead) to move a certain amount of something (goods, people, other types of load).
Examples of usage are:Speed times payload (kilogram-kilometres per hour), as seen in TiltrotorAs a more wide-reaching consideration of costs than fuel efficiencyAs a generic term for "this does better", as seen in Volvo B10BLETransport efficiency (often termed transportation efficiency) is very often used as a political slogan; when one talks about reducing the cost of transport in order to make business more competitive, it gives a more positive image to talk about "increasing transport efficiency".
Examples of this usage include:The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, seeking to legislate efficient transport.The Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors has made transport efficiency their main cause.The New Mobility Agenda uses it as an example of "old thinking" about transport.