In former days people lived their lives in and around their homes. They worked in the village where they were born, perhaps in a neighboring town. Nowadays we often work further away, go on exotic holidays, visit relatives and friends who live in far away places. And to do so, we need to travel. This seemed like a fun theme for the next two weeks: TRANSPORT.
Transport or transportation is the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport is important since it enables trade between people, which in turn establishes civilizations.
Transport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations necessary for transport, including roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations) and seaports. Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance.
Vehicles traveling on these networks may include automobiles, bicycles, buses, trains, trucks, people, helicopters and aircraft. Operations deal with the way the vehicles are operated, and the procedures set for this purpose including financing, legalities and policies. In the transport industry, operations and ownership of infrastructure can be either public or private, depending on the country and mode.
Transport plays an important part in economic growth and globalization, but most types cause air pollution and use large amounts of land. While it is heavily subsidized by governments, good planning of transport is essential to make traffic flow and restrain urban sprawl.
But all this talking about transport didn’t take us any further. YOU can though! Are you up to the challenge?
Write a story about TRANSPORT in just six words. Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with it.
Here’s a Six Word Story by Ernest Hemingway.
Such an impact and unseen images in only six words…
Every two weeks on Wednesday I will post a new theme for this Six Word Story Challenge. Publish your Six Word Story on your own website/blog and paste the link to that post in a comment to this one here at Figments. I will include your contribution in this post, forming a list of stories.
Will you join me? Will you? Say you do 😀 And share the challenge news!
Have fun writing,
READ THE TRANSPORT-STORIES OF:
- Colonialist: Six-word Story Challenge: Transport/Vervoer
- Crackerberries: Internet Transport
- Julia Davis: One Small Step…..One Giant Leap
- Mormors klagemur: Six Word Story Challenge: Transport
- Karavanseraiet: Six Word Story Challenge.Transport
- Figments of a DuTchess: The Bicycle
- Bulldog: The work horse of African Countries – (about bicycles)
- Far Away: Six Word Story Challenge: Transport
- Figments of a DuTchess: Route 66
- Une histoire d’amour: Quand je roule…
- Siddharth: Stepping stone. The giant step. Evolution.
Who’s next? 🙂
The next challenge will be posted on Wednesday, May 29. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar 6WMB-uitdaging: Vervoer.