(redirected from Road transportation)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Road transportation: Rail transportation
See: access, admission, admittance, avenue, causeway, channel, course, entry, way

ROAD. A passage through the country for the use of the people. 3 Yeates, 421.
     2. Roads are public or private. Public roads are laid out by public authority, or dedicated by individuals to public use. The public have the use of such roads, but the owner of the land over which they are made and the owners of land bounded on the highway, have, prima facie, a fee in such highway, ad medium filum vice, subject to the easement in favor of the public. 1 Conn. 193; 11 Conn. 60; 2 John. 357 15 John. 447. But where the boundary excludes the highway, it is, of course, excluded. 11 Pick. 193. See 13 Mass. 259. The proprietor of the soil, is therefore entitled to all the fruits which grow by its side; 16 Mass. 366, 7; and to all the mineral wealth it contains. 1 Rolle, 392, 1. 5; 4 Day, R. 328; 1 Conn'. Rep, 103; 6 Mass. R. 454; 4 Mass, R. 427; 15 Johns. Rep. 447, 583; 2 Johns. R. 357; Com. Dig. Chimin, A 2; 6 Pet. 498; 1 Sumn. 21; 10 Pet. 25; 6 Pick. 57; 6 Mass. 454; 12 Wend. 98.
     3. There are public roads, such as turnpikes and railroads, which are constructed by public authority, or by corporations. These are kept in good order by the respective companies to which they belong, and persons travelling on them, with animals and vehicles, are required to pay toll. In general these companies have only a right of passage over the land, which remains the property, subject to the easement, of the owner at the time the road was made or of his heirs or assigns.
     4. Private roads are, such as are used for private individuals only, and are not wanted for the public generally. Sometimes roads of this kind are wanted for the accommodation of land otherwise enclosed and without access to public roads. The soil of such roads belongs to the owner of the land over which they are made.
     5. Public roads are kept in repair at the public expense, and private roads by those who use them. Vide Domain; Way. 13 Mass. 256; 1 Sumn. Rep. 21; 2 Hill. Ab. c. 7; 1 Pick. R. 122; 2 Mass. R. 127 6 Mass. R. 454; 4 Mass. R. 427; 15 Mass. Rep. 33; 3 Rawle, R. 495; 1 N. H. Rep. 16; 1 McCord, R. 67; 1 Conn. R. 103; 2 John. R. 357; 1 John. Rep. 447; 15 John. R. 483; 4 Day, Rep. 330; 2 Bailey, Rep. 271; 1 Burr. 133; 7 B. & Cr. 304; 11 Price R. 736; 7 Taunt. R. 39; Str. 1004. 1 Shepl. R. 250; 5 Conn. Rep. 528; 8 Pick. R. 473; Crabb, R. P. Sec. 102-104.

ROAD, mar. law. A road is defined by Lord Hale to be an open passage of the sea, which, from the situation of the adjacent land, and its own depth and wideness, affords a secure place for the common riding and anchoring of vessels. Hale de Port. Mar. p. 2, c. 2. This word, however, does not appear to have a very definite meaning. 2 Chit. Com. Law, 4, 5.

References in periodicals archive ?
As at 11 October 2015, it comprised 2,217 stores, the majority of which offer road transportation fuel and convenience products while the others are unmanned automated service stations which offer road transportation fuel only.
This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Refrigerated Road Transportation market for the period 2015-2019.
The report, "Transportation Forecast: Global Fuel Consumption," analyzed the global road transportation fuels market by alternative fuel and vehicle segment (light duty vehicles and medium and heavy duty vehicles).
In such a scenario, improving the national highway network to meet the growing demand for road transportation is an urgent issue.
an Indian tyre major today, announced the national winner of the third edition of 'India Road Transportation Awards 2012'.
Goenka, further added, "The road transportation in India is in an era of unprecedented change.
Transcube's 10TCG transportable fuel tank is DoT approved for road transportation and UL 142 certified for safe diesel fuel storage.
ISLAMABAD, July 17, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Pakistan-Iran Joint Commission on Road Transportation has recommended that the two countries should open many additional international crossing points at Pishin and Reemdan (Iranian side), Mand and Gabd (Pakistani side) for promotion of trade and commerce as well as people-to-people contacts between them.
This paper tries to analyze road transportation externalities in Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, by identifying and estimating external cost of congestion, air pollution, and noise.
ZST Digital Networks Inc (Nasdaq:ZSTN) has entered into an agreement with the Road Transportation Department of Shangqiu city, in eastern Henan Province, to develop a city-wide GPS tracking platform for commercial vehicles.
The two sides discussed holding a workshop to discuss the final draft of the law on road transportation of goods in Syria, with the Minister affirming that work us underway to improve the legal framework for road transport in Syria, stressing the importance of cooperating with the IRU in exchanging expertise and carrying out training programs.
1 billion TL on road transportation, 514 million on air transportation and 251 million on maritime transportation this year.