eBook Minicars, Maglevs, and Mopeds: Modern Modes of Transportation around the World, 1st Edition

  • Selima Sultana
  • Joe Weber
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  • ISBN-10: 1440834954
  • ISBN-13: 9781440834950
  • DDC: 388.03
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 380 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016
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Overview

Across the timeline of human history, transportation has played a role in the migration of people and information, nation-building, economic development, environmental alteration, access to and the use of resources, and even the fall of civilizations. This single-volume reference presents more than 150 entries that describe the most up-to-date surface transport technologies and routes in use on every continent, including a broad range of road vehicles, railroads, person-powered vehicles, and even animals used for transportation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology of Modern Modes of Surface Transportation (1775–2015).
1: Aerial Tramways.
2: Alaska Highway (Canada and United States).
3: Alaska Railroad (United States).
4: Alpine Tunnels (Europe).
5: Alternative Fuels.
6: Ambulances.
7: Amtrak (United States).
8: Amusement Park Trains.
9: Appalachian Trail (United States).
10: Auto Train (United States).
11: Autobahn (Germany).
12: Automobiles.
13: Autonomous Vehicles.
14: Autostrade (Italy).
15: Bamboo Trains (Cambodia).
16: Bangladesh Railway.
17: Battery Swapping.
18: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (United States).
19: Beijing Subway (China).
20: Beltways.
21: Berlin U-Bahn/S-Bahn (Germany).
22: Bicycle Lanes.
23: Bicycle Libraries.
24: Bicycles and Tricycles.
25: Biofuel Vehicles.
26: Biofuels.
27: Blue Ridge Parkway (United States).
28: Border Tunnels (Mexico and United States).
29: Boulevards.
30: Busan Subway (South Korea).
31: Buses.
32: Cable Cars (United States).
33: Cable-Stayed Bridges.
34: Camel Trains (Mali).
35: Camels.
36: Car Sharing.
37: Carmelit (Israel).
38: Car2Go.
39: Channel Tunnel (France and United Kingdom).
40: Chicago “L” (United States).
41: Chicken Buses (Central America).
42: Chiva Express (Ecuador).
43: Coast Starlight (United States).
44: Commuter Trains.
45: Complete Streets (United States).
46: Covered Bridges.
47: Crescent, The (United States).
48: Cykelsuperstier (Denmark).
49: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) (India).
50: Delhi Metro (India).
51: Dirt Roads.
52: Dog Sleds.
53: Double-Decker Buses.
54: El Camino del Diablo (Mexico and United States).
55: Electric Vehicles.
56: Elephants.
57: Elevators.
58: Empire Builder, The (United States).
59: Escalators.
60: Flying Cars.
61: Freeways.
62: Funiculars.
63: Ghan Train, The (Australia).
64: Going to the Sun Road (United States).
65: Grand Canyon Mule Train (United States).
66: Grand Canyon Railway (United States).
67: Great Belt Fixed Link (Denmark).
68: Greenways.
69: Guoliang Tunnel (China).
70: Hamburg S-Bahn (Germany).
71: Headloading (Sub-Saharan Africa).
72: High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes (United States).
73: High-Speed Rail.
74: High-Speed Rail in the United States.
75: Hitching.
76: Hydrail.
77: Hydrogen Vehicles.
78: Indian Railway System (India).
79: Intelligent Transportation Systems.
80: Interstate Highway System (United States).
81: Jeepneys (Philippines).
82: Karakorum Highway (Pakistan).
83: Karlsruhe Model (Germany).
84: Korea Train Express (KTX) (South Korea).
85: Las Vegas Monorail (United States).
86: Las Vegas Strip (United States).
87: Light Rail Transit Systems.
88: Llamas.
89: London Underground/The “Tube” (United Kingdom).
90: Los Angeles Freeways (United States).
91: Lyft (United States).
92: Madrid Metro (Spain).
93: Maglevs.
94: Mammy Wagons (West Africa).
95: Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore).
96: Mass Rapid Transit, Bangkok (Thailand).
97: Mass Transit Railway, Hong Kong (China).
98: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) (United States).
99: Metro Railway, Kolkata (India).
100: Metrolink, Los Angeles (United States).
101: Mexico City Metro (Mexico).
102: Minicars.
103: Monorails.
104: Montserrat Rack Railway (Spain).
105: Mopeds.
106: Moscow Metro (Russia).
107: Motorcycles.
108: Moto-Taxis.
109: Musical Roads.
110: Narrow Gauge Railroads.
111: Natchez Trace Parkway (United States).
112: National Highways Development Project (India).
113: National Scenic Byways (United States).
114: National Trunk Highway System (China).
115: New York City Subway (United States).
116: Northeast Corridor (United States).
117: Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) (South Korea).
118: Orient Express (Europe).
119: Ox/Bullock Carts.
120: Pacific Coast Highway, California (United States).
121: Paris Metro (France).
122: Parkways.
123: Personal Rapid Transit, West Virginia (United States).
124: Plug-In Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
125: Plug-In Hybrids.
126: Qinghai-Tibet Railway (China).
127: Rack Railways.
128: Railroads.
129: Rapid Transit.
130: Rickshaws (Bangladesh).
131: Rickshaws (Japan).
132: Run-Commuting.
133: San Diego Trolleys (United States).
134: San Francisco Cable Cars (United States).
135: Santiago Metro (Chile).
136: Schwebebahn-Wuppertal (Germany).
137: Segway.
138: Seikan Tunnel (Japan).
139: Seoul Metropolitan Subway (South Korea).
140: Shanghai Metro (China).
141: Shenzhen Metro (China).
142: Shinkansen (Japan).
143: Sidewalks.
144: Ski Lifts.
145: Slugging (United States).
146: Smart Cars.
147: Solar Roads.
148: Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs).
149: Stairways.
150: Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART Tunnel) (Malaysia).
151: Streetcars (United States).
152: String Transportation System.
153: Sunset Limited, The (United States).
154: Suspension Bridges.
155: Taipei Metro (Taiwan).
156: Tokyo Subway System (Japan).
157: Trans-African Highway.
158: Trans-Amazon Highway (Brazil).
159: Transmilenio, Bogotá (Colombia).
160: Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia).
161: Trimet Metropolitan Area Express (MAX), Portland (United States).
162: Tünel (Turkey).
163: Turnpikes (United States).
164: Uber.
165: United States Numbered Highway System.
166: Vacuumed Trains.
167: Velomobiles.
168: Walking School Buses (United States).
169: Washington Metro (United States).
170: Wheelchairs.
171: Yellow Cab, New York City (United States).
Bibliography.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chronology of Modern Modes of Surface Transportation (1775–2015).
1: Aerial Tramways.
2: Alaska Highway (Canada and United States).
3: Alaska Railroad (United States).
4: Alpine Tunnels (Europe).
5: Alternative Fuels.
6: Ambulances.
7: Amtrak (United States).
8: Amusement Park Trains.
9: Appalachian Trail (United States).
10: Auto Train (United States).
11: Autobahn (Germany).
12: Automobiles.
13: Autonomous Vehicles.
14: Autostrade (Italy).
15: Bamboo Trains (Cambodia).
16: Bangladesh Railway.
17: Battery Swapping.
18: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) (United States).
19: Beijing Subway (China).
20: Beltways.
21: Berlin U-Bahn/S-Bahn (Germany).
22: Bicycle Lanes.
23: Bicycle Libraries.
24: Bicycles and Tricycles.
25: Biofuel Vehicles.
26: Biofuels.
27: Blue Ridge Parkway (United States).
28: Border Tunnels (Mexico and United States).
29: Boulevards.
30: Busan Subway (South Korea).
31: Buses.
32: Cable Cars (United States).
33: Cable-Stayed Bridges.
34: Camel Trains (Mali).
35: Camels.
36: Car Sharing.
37: Carmelit (Israel).
38: Car2Go.
39: Channel Tunnel (France and United Kingdom).
40: Chicago “L” (United States).
41: Chicken Buses (Central America).
42: Chiva Express (Ecuador).
43: Coast Starlight (United States).
44: Commuter Trains.
45: Complete Streets (United States).
46: Covered Bridges.
47: Crescent, The (United States).
48: Cykelsuperstier (Denmark).
49: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) (India).
50: Delhi Metro (India).
51: Dirt Roads.
52: Dog Sleds.
53: Double-Decker Buses.
54: El Camino del Diablo (Mexico and United States).
55: Electric Vehicles.
56: Elephants.
57: Elevators.
58: Empire Builder, The (United States).
59: Escalators.
60: Flying Cars.
61: Freeways.
62: Funiculars.
63: Ghan Train, The (Australia).
64: Going to the Sun Road (United States).
65: Grand Canyon Mule Train (United States).
66: Grand Canyon Railway (United States).
67: Great Belt Fixed Link (Denmark).
68: Greenways.
69: Guoliang Tunnel (China).
70: Hamburg S-Bahn (Germany).
71: Headloading (Sub-Saharan Africa).
72: High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes (United States).
73: High-Speed Rail.
74: High-Speed Rail in the United States.
75: Hitching.
76: Hydrail.
77: Hydrogen Vehicles.
78: Indian Railway System (India).
79: Intelligent Transportation Systems.
80: Interstate Highway System (United States).
81: Jeepneys (Philippines).
82: Karakorum Highway (Pakistan).
83: Karlsruhe Model (Germany).
84: Korea Train Express (KTX) (South Korea).
85: Las Vegas Monorail (United States).
86: Las Vegas Strip (United States).
87: Light Rail Transit Systems.
88: Llamas.
89: London Underground/The “Tube” (United Kingdom).
90: Los Angeles Freeways (United States).
91: Lyft (United States).
92: Madrid Metro (Spain).
93: Maglevs.
94: Mammy Wagons (West Africa).
95: Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore).
96: Mass Rapid Transit, Bangkok (Thailand).
97: Mass Transit Railway, Hong Kong (China).
98: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) (United States).
99: Metro Railway, Kolkata (India).
100: Metrolink, Los Angeles (United States).
101: Mexico City Metro (Mexico).
102: Minicars.
103: Monorails.
104: Montserrat Rack Railway (Spain).
105: Mopeds.
106: Moscow Metro (Russia).
107: Motorcycles.
108: Moto-Taxis.
109: Musical Roads.
110: Narrow Gauge Railroads.
111: Natchez Trace Parkway (United States).
112: National Highways Development Project (India).
113: National Scenic Byways (United States).
114: National Trunk Highway System (China).
115: New York City Subway (United States).
116: Northeast Corridor (United States).
117: Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) (South Korea).
118: Orient Express (Europe).
119: Ox/Bullock Carts.
120: Pacific Coast Highway, California (United States).
121: Paris Metro (France).
122: Parkways.
123: Personal Rapid Transit, West Virginia (United States).
124: Plug-In Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
125: Plug-In Hybrids.
126: Qinghai-Tibet Railway (China).
127: Rack Railways.
128: Railroads.
129: Rapid Transit.
130: Rickshaws (Bangladesh).
131: Rickshaws (Japan).
132: Run-Commuting.
133: San Diego Trolleys (United States).
134: San Francisco Cable Cars (United States).
135: Santiago Metro (Chile).
136: Schwebebahn-Wuppertal (Germany).
137: Segway.
138: Seikan Tunnel (Japan).
139: Seoul Metropolitan Subway (South Korea).
140: Shanghai Metro (China).
141: Shenzhen Metro (China).
142: Shinkansen (Japan).
143: Sidewalks.
144: Ski Lifts.
145: Slugging (United States).
146: Smart Cars.
147: Solar Roads.
148: Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs).
149: Stairways.
150: Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART Tunnel) (Malaysia).
151: Streetcars (United States).
152: String Transportation System.
153: Sunset Limited, The (United States).
154: Suspension Bridges.
155: Taipei Metro (Taiwan).
156: Tokyo Subway System (Japan).
157: Trans-African Highway.
158: Trans-Amazon Highway (Brazil).
159: Transmilenio, Bogotá (Colombia).
160: Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia).
161: Trimet Metropolitan Area Express (MAX), Portland (United States).
162: Tünel (Turkey).
163: Turnpikes (United States).
164: Uber.
165: United States Numbered Highway System.
166: Vacuumed Trains.
167: Velomobiles.
168: Walking School Buses (United States).
169: Washington Metro (United States).
170: Wheelchairs.
171: Yellow Cab, New York City (United States).
Bibliography.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Index.