The history of Bay Area Rapid Transit, as told by Mr BART himself When BART opened in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1972, it became a catalyst for a renaissance in modern rail transit, both nationally and internationally The concept as sold to Bay Area voters was gargantuan by adopting aerospac
Everyone... But the People: How everyday taxpayers overcame Vancouver's elite and defeated the TransLink tax15 October 2019 | By Hamish Marshall | Filed in: public transport.
How a tiny grassroots campaign, with no money, behind the polls won an upset victory against the establishment who outspent them 175 to 1 The elites thought they had it all in their campaign to impose Canada s first municipal sales tax on the people of Metro Vancouver A 7 million, taxpayer funded
The only comprehensive handbook to Vancouver s architecture from the modest to the monumental Vancouver is still a young city, and its streetscapes and neighbourhoods reflect the city s constant state of reinvention New buildings adapt the latest global architectural trends to the regional conte
Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change But while many people support transit in the abstract, it s often hard to channel that support into good transit investments Part of the
One teenager in a skirt One teenager with a lighter.One moment that changes both of their lives forever If it weren t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited d
Kirk Matheson rides the bus to work several times a week, intrigued by the attractive and quiet bespectacled man he typically sits behind One day when the bus crashes during a storm, Kirk finally meets the shy stranger, Elijah Cartwright, and stays with the seriously injured man until the rescuers
The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway15 October 2019 | By Doug Most | Filed in: public transport.
In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse drawn carts When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found Two brothers from one of the nation s great families Henry M
From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little known and true story of New York City s first subway New York City in the 1860s was a mess crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblesto
Taras Grescoe rides the rails all over the world and makes an elegant and impassioned case for the imminent end of car culture and the coming transportation revolution I am proud to call myself a straphanger, writes Taras Grescoe The perception of public transportation in America is often unflatte
Winner of the 2016 Newbery MedalA 2016 Caldecott Honor BookA 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor BookA New York Times Book Review Notable Children s Book of 2015A Wall Street Journal Best Children s Book of 2015Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town But today,
Would you be surprised that road rage can be good for society Or that most crashes happen on sunny, dry days That our minds can trick us into thinking the next lane is moving faster Or that you can gauge a nation s driving behavior by its levels of corruption These are only a few of the remarkab