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CEE Areas of Specialization. Construction Environmental Geotechnical Structures Transportation Water Resources. Security. Reliability. The science of safe and efficient movement of people and goods. Transportation Engineering. Transportation Cost.

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Cee areas of specialization
CEE Areas of Specialization

  • Construction

  • Environmental

  • Geotechnical

  • Structures

  • Transportation

  • Water Resources





Transportation cost
Transportation Cost goods

  • Total Government Revenues (2001) $125 Billion

  • Total Government Expenditures (2001) $183 Billion

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006


Financing transportation
Financing Transportation goods

(2001 Data - Billions of Dollars)

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006


Environmental cost

Transportation contributes about 15-25% of US GHG emissions goods

Approximately 40% of PM10 emissions in Seattle

50-60% NOx emissions

Environmental Cost




Elasticity of demand
Elasticity of demand goods

  • Have you been to Vancouver for the weekend?

  • What is the longest commute distance in the room?


Air transportation 2004 5
Air Transportation (2004/5) goods

  • Airports: 19,854

  • Airports for Public Use: 5,270

  • Certified Airports: 575

    • (30+ seat passenger planes)

  • Major Air Carriers: 14

  • All Air Carriers: 80

  • Air Carrier Aircraft: 8,186

  • Aircraft: 219,426

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006


Passengers boarded 2005
Passengers Boarded (2005) goods

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006


Rail transportation 2004
Rail Transportation (2004) goods

  • Class 1 Railroads: 7

  • All Railroads: 556

  • Class 1 Freight Cars: 473,773

  • Class 1 Locomotives: 22,015

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006


Sea transportation 2004
Sea Transportation (2004) goods

  • Marine Vessel Operators: 798

  • Self-Propelled Vessels: 8,994

  • Non Self-Propelled Vessels: 31,296

  • Recreational Boats: 12,781,476

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006


Top u s ports by tonnage 2004
Top U.S. Ports by Tonnage (2004) goods

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006


Vehicle transportation 2005
Vehicle Transportation (2005) goods

  • Centerline Miles of Road: 3,995,635

  • Lane Miles of Road: 8,371,718

  • Registered Motor Vehicles: 243,023,485

  • Truck Combinations: 2,010,335

  • Transit Buses: 81,033

  • Total VMT: 3 trillion miles

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006


Road use growth
Road Use Growth goods

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2003


Highway vehicle trends
Highway Vehicle Trends goods

From FHWA, Highway Statistics Series


U s interstate highway condition
U.S. Interstate Highway Condition goods

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2005



Travel to work 2005
Travel to Work (2005) goods

  • Automobile: 88.4%

    • Single: (79.3%)

    • Carpool: (9.1%)

  • Public Transportation: 4.4%

  • Bicycle or Motorcycle: 0.6%

  • Walk: 2.3%

From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006


Measures of congestion 2003
Measures of Congestion (2003) goods

From the Texas Transportation Institute



Annual metro trips per capita based on population of seattle
Annual Metro Trips per Capita goods(based on population of Seattle)





Changing business practices
Changing business practices goods

  • Outsourcing of supply

  • Internet commerce

  • Tighter management of the supply chain

  • Inventory risk pooling, warehouse consolidation

  • Success of very large importers

  • Just in time operation

  • Productivity improvements



Infrastructure development is not the only answer
Infrastructure development is not the only answer goods

congestion

Ease congestion,

allow for higher speeds,

encourage more driving

Provide more infrastructure


The transportation engineering challenge
The Transportation Engineering Challenge goods

  • To safely and efficiently move people and goods

  • Not just by designing and building the transportation infrastructure, but by managing the infrastructure and demand for the infrastructure

  • Design a transportation system that is sustainable


Intelligent transportation systems
Intelligent Transportation Systems goods

  • Our ability to do this has developed dramatically with electronic sensors and communication

    • Quantify congestion and compare congestion costs to rationalize investment

    • Use cost to distribute capacity rather than delay

    • Automatically detect and avoid dangers

    • Improve security

    • Operate more efficiently


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