This week we are checking out the means of transportation in the world today. While these modes of transportation may not surprise you we hope you can still enjoy some of the amazing details put into these brick recreations. We also hope you enjoy the fun facts included with each mode of transportation.
Everyone's first time on an airplane is definitely memorable. For some it's exciting and for others its full of dread and fear for the millions of things that won't, but could go wrong. This modern day miracle has made regular travel from continent to continent go from months of endless waiting to literally reaching your desired destination within hours. In addition, while accidents can still happen it is most definitely one of the safest forms of transportation in todays world.
Commonly known as the most expensive form of public transportation, these yellow cabs are recognizable everywhere. According to a survey in the US in 2012: the total number of taxi cab drivers was 233,900. Since then it has declined some due to newer cheaper forms of transportation like Uber.
While these are not commonly found in the US subway trains help transport hundreds of millions of people around the world every day. They are a very cheap means of transportation and in other parts of the world (Asia specifically) they are very well kept to look nice and be safe for all who travel on them. Currently the fastest subway train in the world is located in Shanghai and goes 267 mph! However, in the upcoming years this will be surpassed by a new train being built in Japan that will go 311 mph.
The first modern bus powered by motor came into existence in 1896. Although the maze of routes can be hard to comprehend and commit to memory the bus has proven to be one of the most efficient forms of transportation. In some parts of the world these machines are tracked and follow routes in real time making them even more reliable for the millions of people that use them daily.
Boats (Cruise Ships)
Although not really a form of public transportation, the boat, and specifically the cruise ship made it in our blog because of the large number of people and items it transports daily. On average these massive floating towns travel at 23 mph. While hosting guests for vacations to tropical getaways is the main purpose of cruise ships, they have also acted as hotels in major world events like the FIFA World Cup & The Olympics, and as schools in natural disasters like hurricanes. These boats are required by law to also have an onboard hospital and some even have a prison onboard in the case that criminals come aboard.
Horse & Buggy
Ok, so this form of transportation is really only used by the occasional traveler in very unique situations, but because of its historical importance we had to feature it on our list. This form of transportation was very commonly used between 1815 and 1915 and honestly was a pretty bumpy and uncomfortable ride. The average speed for horse and buggy is 4.5 mph. Thank goodness for modern advances in technology!
We hope you enjoyed this weeks blog and learned a little more about the common and not so common forms of transportation in our every day lives.