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Transportation Security – a missing agenda for the sustainable transportation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paulus AditjandraORCiD



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Transportation is generally defined as 'the movement of people or goods from one place to another' but in Business English, it is also defined as a 'transport a system of vehicles, for example buses, trains, and aircraft, for getting from one place to another'. The first definition can be associated with the social science disciplines - the term 'people' is used - while the later with the physical science ones. For the later definition, transportation can be deemed as a 'technology' to optimise time for people/goods movement within a geographical space, it can be interpreted as a function of speed, time and distance of a designed material. For analysis other than the complexity of speed, time and distance and also the design of the (means of transportation) technology and its associated impact to the physical environment, the first definition would mostly apply.Security on the other hand is defined as 'protection of a person, building, organisation, or country against threat as crime or attacks by foreign countries. Addressing transportation security for physical scientists such as engineers or material scientist would mean to reduce speed, and consequently time, for saving lives (for instance from traffic accidents); and to design bullet-proof vehicles (for instance from war or terrorism). Costings and appreciating the human aspects for both objectives are supposedly the job for social scientists such as economists.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Aditjandra P

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Transport Geography

Year: 2020

Volume: 83

Print publication date: 01/02/2020

Online publication date: 06/11/2019

Acceptance date: 21/07/2019

ISSN (print): 0966-6923

ISSN (electronic): 1873-1236


DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.102584