Industrial

Transportation Revolution – The Industrial Revolution

Causes

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Before the Industrial Revolution, there was a time lag in almost everything that took place in the United States. It took weeks and sometimes months just to send a letter or pass information. It took months to send packages or goods across the country. Everything happened at a glacial pace. The Transportation Revolution changed all of that. 


Elements

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The five elements that revolutionized transportation are:
  1. Roads
  2. River Traffic
  3. Steamboats
  4. Canals
  5. Railroads

Roads

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Before the Industrial Revolution, there were very few roads, and even they were in bad condition. They were muddy, flooded easily, and were filled with boulders. This made travel by stagecoach or wagon very difficult and dangerous. 

That all changed in 1817. In 1817, Congress authorized the construction of the National Road, also known as the Cumberland Road. This road extended from Maryland to the Ohio River at Wheeling, Virginia. This was the first road to cross

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The Automotive Industrial Partnership

The UK’s automotive manufacturing industry is thriving but to ensure we remain globally competitive, having a highly skilled and adaptable workforce is critical.

The Automotive Industrial Partnership was established by the Automotive Council in 2014, bringing together leading automotive companies and government to ensure the UK’s automotive sector has the pipeline of skills talent it needs now and for the future.

Employers collaborating and driving the Partnership include Bentley, BMW, Ford, GKN, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota and Vauxhall. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and employer-led skills organisation Semta are also involved.

Our Priorities

Our priorities are aligned to those in the government’s automotive industrial strategy and range from attracting more young people to careers in the industry, to supporting upskilling, progression and talent retention.

Find more about our key achievements and activities by viewing our infographic and YouTube channel.

Basic Skills

Developing a range of programmes to

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