9 POSITIVE EFFECTS OF MODERN FORMS OF TRANSPORT

  • It has made local and international trade more efficient. Trade in perishable goods such as flowers and vegetables have been expanded thanks to air transport.
9 POSITIVE EFFECTS OF MODERN FORMS OF TRANSPORT
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  • Population migration and settlement all over the world has been encouraged using the means of transport.
  • It has facilitated the quick transfer of technology and ideas as people interact
  • It has made industries more efficient. Raw materials, industrial workers, and manufactured goods are transported to their destinations cheaply and quickly.
  • It has promoted tourist industry which is a major foreign exchange earner in many countries. Accessibility to tourist attraction sites has greatly improved.
  • It has generated employment opportunities to many as road constructers, drivers, pilots and mechanics.
  • It contributes additional revenue to the government. Countries charge toll fee, license fee and fuel levy.
  • Air transport enhances space exploration.




  • Has contributed to the growth of the service sector like banking and insurance.
  • Transport has promoted humanitarian assistance particularly in disaster situations, e.g distribution of relief food, medical services and evacuations during catastrophes and wars.
  • It has led to growth of schools and hospitals and social amenities. In Kenya most schools and hospitals are located along transport routes.
  • It has led to agricultural development. Farmers have been able to increase food production since they can transport farm produce and inputs more efficiently and effectively.
  • It has stimulated the growth of urban centres. Towns such as London, Nairobi and Harare started off due to their location along transport rou├ęs. The towns have also grown due to their transport function.
  • Transport has enhanced political control in countries. National security has been enhanced due to accessibility of many areas of a nation.




  • Transport facilitated colonization of Africa and Asian countries. Railway systems helped them to conquer and suppress local resistances to facilitate easy administration

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