A world without transportation

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A world without transportationOur world today depends heavily on means of transportation. Whether it be automobiles, trains, airplanes, boats, or even bicycles, we have come to depend on these forms of transportation to do the things we want to do and go the places we want to go. To go to school, work, shopping malls, movies, and even the grocery store we just hop in our cars and away we go. To go to business meetings in Los Angeles, basketball games in Wisconsin, or vacations in Hawaii, we just book the next flight and we're there. To import and export goods, businesses and corporations just load them up on a truck, plane, or ship, and off they go. On the topic of transportation, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Mary Peters, says:Each year, America's transportation system - from the roads to the skies, rails and ports -- helps travelers reach their destinations and carries billion of tons of freight worth trillions of dollars in economic stimulus.

Transportation is synonymous with opportunity in America - connecting workers with jobs, products with markets, and families with each other. (Peters)Over the years, we have become so dependent on these forms of transportation to help us get the job done to the point of imagining a world without it would seem crazy, almost impossible. But what if? Suppose, due to our limited amount of resources, we could no longer use these forms of transportation. In a desperate act to conserve these resources, the law banned the use of cars, planes, boats, trains, and any other form of transportation that uses such resources. What if, suddenly, we had to live without means of transportation such as automobiles, airplanes, and ships? What would we do if we no longer had those airplanes to fly us across the...