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Transport or transportation is the movement of people, animals 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 is important because it enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of civilizations.
- See also: automobiles and transport
- The space of time in which a great work can now be accomplished is not marvellous. Brain, muscle, materials, and the means of rapid transport are instantly at command. If one has capital and a well-considered plan, the thing does itself. But that which is wonderful and which I can scarcely believe, although I have been in the midst of it, is the noble, artistic result which has come from the work of American artists who have had only a few months' time to prepare those very designs for the great buildings of the Exposition which have actually been executed with little change from the sketches which were presented in February, 1891.
- Daniel Burnham (1891) attributed in: Charles Moore (1921) Daniel H. Burnham, architect, planner of cities. p. 72-73
- The dictionary definition of communication... includes the communication of goods and supplies...
- not communication in the sense we are adopting here, and does not raise the same subtle and difficult questions. What "goods" do we exchange when we send messages to one another?
- Colin Cherry (1957)On Human Communication. p. 9
- I can transport matter — anything — at the speed of light, perfectly. Of course this is only a crude beginning, but I've stumbled on the most important discovery since man sawed off the end of a tree trunk and found the wheel. The disintegrator-integrator will change life as we know it. Think what it means. Anything, even humans, will go through one of these devices. No need for cars or railways or airplanes, even spaceships. We'll set up matter-receiving stations throughout the world, and later the universe. There'll never be famine. Surpluses can be sent instantaneously at almost no cost, anywhere. Humanity need never want or fear again. I'm a very fortunate man, Hélène.
- James Clavell The Fly (1958) André Delambre (David Hedison) to his wife Hélène
- Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fireside and his quiet home!
- Charles Dickens (1836) Pickwick Papers Chapter 28.
- Skinny Pete: What do you think all those sparkles and shit are? Transporters are breaking you apart right down to your molecules and bones. They're makin' a copy. That dude who comes out on the other side? He's not you. He's a color Xerox.
- Badger: So you're telling me every time Kirk went into the transport he was killing himself? So over the whole series, there was, like, 147 Kirks?
- Skinny Pete: At least. Dude, no, why do you think McCoy never liked to beam nowhere? 'Cause he's a doctor, bitch! Look it up, it's science!
- Breaking Bad Blood Money written by Peter Gould
- The anthropologists are busy, indeed, and ready to transport us back into the savage forest, where all human things... have their beginnings; but the seed never explains the flower.
- Edith Hamilton The Greek Way (1930) Ch. 1
- During the pandemic, many of us have begun to discover how much of our travel is unnecessary. Governments can build on this to create plans for reducing the need to move, while investing in walking, cycling and – when physical distancing is less necessary – public transport. This means wider pavements, better cycle lanes, buses run for service not profit. They should invest heavily in green energy, and even more heavily in reducing energy demand – through, for example, home insulation and better heating and lighting. The pandemic exposes the need for better neighbourhood design, with less public space given to cars and more to people. It also shows how badly we need the kind of security that a lightly taxed, deregulated economy cannot deliver... Bail out the people, not the corporations. Bail out the living world, not its destroyers.
- Without an understanding of causality there can be no theory of communication. What passes as information theory today is not communication at all, but merely transportation.
- Marshall McLuhan (2011) The Book of Probes : Marshall McLuhan. p. 362
- Public transport is functionality for people not engineers.
- Johan Neerman “Het Laatste Nieuws” (December 2001), p. 16
- Like music my drawings transport us to the ambiguous world of the indeterminate.
- Odilon Redon, quoted in: Jean-François Guillou (2000) Great Paintings of the World. p. 190
- Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures — in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.
- Antoine de Saint Exupéry Terre des Hommes (1939) Translated into English as Wind, Sand and Stars (1939)
- The essence of air transport is speed, and speed is unfortunately one of the most expensive commodities in the world, principally because of the disproportionate amount of the power required to achieve high speed and to lift loads thousands of feet into the air. This is strikingly illustrated by the fact that while an average cargo ship, freight train and transport aeroplane are each equipped with engines totalling about 2,500 H.P., the ship can carry a load of about 7,000 tons, the train 800 tons and the plane only two and a half tons.
- J. R. D. Tata 'On November 2, 1943, J.R.D. Tata spoke to the Bombay Rotary Club.
- Bus driver, we board you, a shivering queue,
We're safe and snug now, and forget about you;
But on through the darkness you rumble alone,
With no mate at your side and no eyes but your own.
- A. P. Herbert, Seeing It Through, poster by Eric Kennington (1944)
- Building a world-class transportation system is part of what made us a economic superpower. And now we're going to sit back and watch China build newer airports and faster railroads, at a time when millions of unemployed construction workers could build them right here in America?
- Barack Obama, Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress on Job Growth, (8 September 2011)