High quality transportation links can dramatically transform communities and the livelier its inhabitants. Transport links are of the highest grade can sprout economic growth within the surrounding areas, promote sustainable lifestyles and providing a higher quality stress free life. Every aspect of global societies benefits from good transport links. Good transport links mean that a mother who must do a school run may get 30 minutes extra in bed or time to read because there is less traffic on the roads. A country side commuter will not have to rely on their car to travel kilometer upon kilometer to work. They can rely on excellent transport links such as trains and buses. This will effectively reduce their carbon footprint. A person’s carbon footprint is the measure of the amount of the greenhouses an individual may release indirectly through actions they may partake in on a daily basis.
It is a fact not known to many, but a lack of high quality transport links does have a bad effect on the economy. For example, if the Singapore Metro did not exist Singapore would cease to be the total financial and economic powerhouse it is today. Some challenges the Metro once faced was the increase of its usages by the masses and consistently offering a reliable service. As the Metro became modernized the economical standing of the city followed also. This highlights how intelligent and innovative transport networks work together to better the community.
Businesses reap great rewards from efficient logistics. Well-constructed roads that are often maintained offer businesses the opportunity to trade to those on farther horizons. Well-constructed, new age roads allow for large HGV trucks to travel on easily compared to smaller country roads where these HGV truck’s cause havoc. Businesses can easily expand their service territories and offer more services as their workforce will be pooled from many various areas due to excellent transport links that make any distance much shorter.
Transport is a major employer itself offering job opportunities right from the offset. When the construction and development of a new transport network is declared materials must be shipped to the exact location where the link will be established. This creates opportunities for skilled contractors, administrative workers and drivers who will collect the materials when delivered by plane or by boat. The materials will then be used to construct the transport links. Engineers, contractors, builders and even cleaners will be needed for the main part of the project. Meanwhile on the sidelines local restaurants benefits from constant foot traffic from the hungry site workers.
High quality transport links are not just building a mere road, or railway track. It is setting up a community for permanent and immense expansion. Tourism now becomes easy to promote for the region because it is so easy to access. Tourism provides consistent job opportunities to the locals.
Even after the construction is done and over with and the builders are working a different project the area where the transport links where laid stand as a testament that well-built transport are highly beneficial.