BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System

15 October 2019 | By Michael C. Healy | Filed in: public transport.

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

Exploring Vancouver: The Architectural Guide

15 October 2019 | By Harold Kalman | Filed in: public transport.

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

Accidentally His (His #1)

15 October 2019 | By Shawn Lane | Filed in: public transport.

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 Secret Subway

15 October 2019 | By Shana Corey | Filed in: public transport.

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

Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

15 October 2019 | By Taras Grescoe | Filed in: public transport.

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

Last Stop on Market Street

15 October 2019 | By Matt de la Pena | Filed in: public transport.

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,

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do and What It Says About Us

15 October 2019 | By Tom Vanderbilt | Filed in: public transport.

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