How Transportation Services Help To Build Economy
Transportation is largely the movement of people and goods from one place to another. Thus, it is related to the economic development of a country. Indeed, it has come a long way since the invention of wheel and the harnessing of animals like horses, donkeys, bulls etc., to carry heavy loads.
When men first began to barter and trade goods, they relied on the most primitive modes of transport. Gradually, the trade between towns, cities and even nations began to increase and this lead to wealth concentration especially in the hands of merchants, traders, etc. This prosperity fuelled the growth of cities and subsequently the overall economy.
Since the Industrial Revolution, rapid modes of transportation have been invented. Modern technology makes it possible to transport huge amount of goods and multitude of people over long distance in the shortest possible time.
Transportation services are also modernized to ensure not only rapid transit of goods but also to minimize damage and spoilage to goods. For e.g., freight trains, trucks with minimum vibrations to ensure no damage to electronic goods; special containers for fruits and vegetables during transit to ensure retention of their freshness and nutrition value.
The transportation services relating to the movement of people is also of prime importance. Rapid mass transit such as metros, monorails, excellent bus feeder system etc., ensures people can travel over long distance with ease and the travel time is reduced considerably.
For a country to prosper and to ensure rapid build-up of its economy, it is imperative to pay attention to the modernization of its transportation services. They are, in fact, ingrained in the success stories of some countries such as Brazil, China, etc., which had paid attention to the improvisation of its transport sectors and in upgrading of their infrastructures.