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The transport system is the totality of all social, economic and technical institutions, facilities or principles that are required for the creation of a change of location ( transport ), provided this takes place outside of the company. Within companies, one speaks of funding .


The transport system aims to change the spatial existence of

Transport is an expression of the prevailing mobility culture. It includes e.g. B.

A quantitative investigation of the traffic system can be carried out with the market value .

Transportation in everyday language

In contrast to the technical term "transport", the technical term traffic describes the process of relocating goods, people and messages. The difference: the traffic system is a necessary prerequisite for traffic processes to run. If, however, the colloquial language of "traffic in the Federal Republic" or "traffic in the 19th century" is used, it usually refers to transport. So: traffic is the colloquial short form of the technical term "traffic", but not a synonym.

If the process of change of location takes place in order to change the spatial existence of people and goods, one speaks of the transport system or the transport process.

In the GDR, which was called the Ministry of Transport "Ministry of Transport".

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Research and training

Individual evidence

  1. Hendrik Ammoser, Mirko Hoppe: Glossary of Transport and Transport Sciences (PDF; 1.3 MB) , published in the series Discussion Papers from the Institute for Economics and Transport , Technische Universität Dresden , Dresden 2006, ISSN  1433-626X