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    o Discuss your perspective on the information/advice shared in these two articles. Be sure to cite which article you refer to as you respond. In the article Making a Successful Transition from College to Career, I thought their first reality check point was spot on. When I transferred to DePaul, I became a commuter student. Therefore, I skillfully manipulated my schedule so that I would only have class twice a week. I was taking 5 classes, but I fit them in online and just Tuesday/Thursday, meaning I had a lot of free time. Even with a job, I was still able to sleep in and have a flexible schedule. Then, last quarter, I had to start taking classes every day. This meant that I had to take the commuter train at 7 am and at 5 pm Monday through Thursday. What a reality check. And still, I had Friday off to sleep in. Time-related factors of a job has been something that I have been mentally preparing for and I am glad…

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    Dallas was late to build a municipal rail transport system, yet today its DART light rail system is the largest in the United States at a total system length of 85 miles. Troubled by a rocky start, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority was faced with the stubborn reluctance of voters to spend any taxpayer money on public transportation infrastructure. However, once the wheels of development started in motion, there was no chance of them stopping. Over the course of 30 years, Dallas went from…

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    This past summer, NBCUniversal and Millennial Trains Project (MTP) awarded $25,000 to six innovative and civic-minded entrepreneurs through NBCU-MTP Open Possibilities Impact Grant. The Millennial Trains Project is a movement that leads young entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators on transcontinental train journeys where they work to address societal challenges by engaging in meaningful dialogue and drawing inspiration from cities and citizens across America. The NBCU-MTP Impact Grant helped…

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    Honolulu Rail Transit Project Hawaii’s biggest development has created a huge impact on commuters on the island of Oahu. Driving town bound from the Leeward side, people can’t help but notice the large cement pillars holding a railway high up above the farm lands in the Kunia area. Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann who won the 2004 election, announced that construction of a rail line is a priority. Now building the largest public works project in Hawaii’s history, the Honolulu Rail Transit…

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    Advantages of Transportation Transportation is the motion of people, animals or goods from one place to another. The modes of transport are air, rail, road, water, pipeline, cable and space. The field can be separated into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport is significant because it allows trade between people, which is important for the growth of civilizations. Transport infrastructure is comprised of the fixed installations, which include roads, railways, airways,…

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    must take a journey through time back to the early 1800s. The first steam locomotive was built in 1804 by Richard Trevithick in Britain. Since then trains have drastically changed the world we live in. The first big event in the timeline of how trains affected the world is that they were a part of and helped make the industrial revolution what it was. For the first time, you could move relatively large amounts of goods without human or animal power. Flash forward 60 years and railroads were a…

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    residents of Virginia are using the drinkable water supplied by the 2830 public water systems. Many of these systems are over 70 years old, and 9% of the supplied water were reported having water quality violation. There were about $200 million awarded to Virginia for improving the infrastructures of public water systems. However, this fund is even less than 5% of the current need. Virginia has been ranked as one of the top states for freight carloads with more than 3200 miles of railroads…

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    One reason it took as long as it did for anyone to get around to building the transcontinental railroad was that, for the longest time, no one was sure how to pay for it. The railroad system as it was in 1859 had been built for about $1 billion already. Completing the national rail network would run up another $10 billion which was money no one had or willing to give up. Many Americans in the mid-nineteenth century seemed to believe that a transcontinental railroad was a necessity in order for…

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    cost is 209 billion dollars (The United States of Underinvestment: Unfunded Train Projects in America). A majority of this money will be going to fix and upgrade the old rail systems that we have neglected to care for when the trucking industry exploded. Money will also be used to build more railways connecting major cities and places of industry. On top of this, money will be given to build high speed commuter railroads in heavily populated areas such as Los Angeles and Huston. 209 billion…

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    total has twenty-three associated countries. Rail transportation in the United States has been a staple point of industry which has made America into the world’s leading union; however, rail has been forgotten about for many decades. As previously mentioned, America had 408,773 km of Class I rail in 1916. One-hundred years later in 2016 the American railroad network consist of 225,000 km of Class I railroad (Federal Rail Administration, n.d.). Amtrak is Americas only passenger train and owns…

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