It is a general term used to specify the different kinds of transport facilities that are used by people to move from one place to the other and also to shift the goods from one place to other.
When more than one mode of transport is used by a person for transportation then it can be described as a multi modal transport.
Generally there are four modes of transport that uses different types of vehicle, infrastructure and operation. Each mode of transport has its own advantages and disadvantages. The person will chose their mode of transport based on the cost, capability, routs and speed.
The general modes of transport are as follows:
Human powered transport
Animal powered transport
Other modes like pipe line, sewage, cable)