Streetcar Prewar systems 15 Girard (Philadelphia) RTA Streetcars (New Orleans)
Cable Cars (San Francisco) 1980s-2000s “heritage” systems F Market (San
Francisco) McKinney Avenue Trolley (Dallas) Galveston Trolley (Houston) TECO
Line (Tampa) Delmar Loop (St. ... Streetcar (Seattle) Tacoma Link (Seattle)
Tempe Streetcar (Phoenix) CityLYNX (Charlotte) Portland Streetcar (Portland,
OR) S-Line ...
Author: Christof Spieler
Publisher: Island Press
What are the best transit cities in the US? The best Bus Rapid Transit lines? The most useless rail transit lines? The missed opportunities? In the US, the 25 largest metropolitan areas and many smaller cities have fixed guideway transit—rail or bus rapid transit. Nearly all of them are talking about expanding. Yet discussions about transit are still remarkably unsophisticated. To build good transit, the discussion needs to focus on what matters—quality of service (not the technology that delivers it), all kinds of transit riders, the role of buildings, streets and sidewalks, and, above all, getting transit in the right places. Christof Spieler has spent over a decade advocating for transit as a writer, community leader, urban planner, transit board member, and enthusiast. He strongly believes that just about anyone—regardless of training or experience—can identify what makes good transit with the right information. In the fun and accessible Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit, Spieler shows how cities can build successful transit. He profiles the 47 metropolitan areas in the US that have rail transit or BRT, using data, photos, and maps for easy comparison. The best and worst systems are ranked and Spieler offers analysis of how geography, politics, and history complicate transit planning. He shows how the unique circumstances of every city have resulted in very different transit systems. Using appealing visuals, Trains, Buses, People is intended for non-experts—it will help any citizen, professional, or policymaker with a vested interest evaluate a transit proposal and understand what makes transit effective. While the book is built on data, it has a strong point of view. Spieler takes an honest look at what makes good and bad transit and is not afraid to look at what went wrong. He explains broad concepts, but recognizes all of the technical, geographical, and political difficulties of building transit in the real world. In the end,Trains, Buses, People shows that it is possible with the right tools to build good transit.
Streetcars and Cities in the Twenty-first Century Gloria Ohland, Shelley Poticha.
government service or private business venture is funded and operated through
a partnership between government and one or more ... 1 N / A N / A N / A 17 | 6
Heritage Transit Agency Restored / Replica 25 , 240 * * Philadelphia 2006 8 . 2
Author: Gloria Ohland
"Streetcar systems were ubiquitous at the turn of the last century and are uniquely suited now to serve all the high-density development underway in downtowns across the United States. They're much cheaper than light rail, are hugely successful in promoting development and street life, and fit easily into built environments with little disruption to existing businesses, residents, and traffic." - cover.
Pennsylvania Heritage 2002 28 ( 3 ) : 6 - 13 . ... Describes evangelist Dwight L .
Moody ' s Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , revival during 1875 - 76 . More than ...
Streetcars often were a reflection of the life of that era in the community observed
Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
Carl Oblinger and Cyril Griffith edited a special edition in 1977 of Pennsylvania
Heritage on black history and culture . ... subject but offering a similar
interpretation are Philip Foner ' s essays on the segregation of Philadelphia ' s
Author: Dennis B. Downey
In a series of contributed historiographical chapters, this volume assesses the vast wealth of materials on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Keystone state.
Among Philadelphia ' s manufactories only Midvale Steel chose to defy the
conventional wisdom on this point . At the suggestion of the efficiency expert
Frederick R . Taylor , Midvale broke from the tradition of hiring ethnic gangs
under foremen from their own ... 69 Employers sometimes tried to break the
pattern , as when in 1898 the Philadelphia and West Chester Street Car
Company hired two black ...
Author: Roger Lane
Lane offers a historical explanation for rising levels of black urban crime and family instability during a paradoxical era. Modern crime rates and patterns are shown to be products of a historical culture traceable from its formative years. The author charts Philadelphia's story but also makes suggestions about national and international patterns.