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Trains, buses, people : an opinionated atlas of US transit

Author: Christof Spieler
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit, transportation expert Christof 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. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Atlases
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spieler, Christof.
Trains, buses, people.
Washington, DC : Island Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018946756
(OCoLC)1030385605
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christof Spieler
ISBN: 9781610919043 1610919041
OCLC Number: 1066177169
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (618 unnumbered pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: Transit where the people are --
Part 1: The role of transit in the US. What transit does well ; The history of transit ; Modes ; Hope and fears ; Funding and government --
Part 2: Basics of successful transit. Density ; Activity ; Walkability ; Connectivity ; Frequency ; Travel time ; Reliability ; Capacity ; Legibility ; Good ideas from abroad --
Part 3: Metro areas. The best and the worst ; The 47 transit areas 1. New York (NY); 2. Los Angeles (CA); 3. Chicago (IL); 4. Washington, DC; 5. San Francisco (CA); 6. Boston (MA). 7. Dallas (TX); 8. Philadelphia (PA); 9. Miami (FL); 10. Houston (TX); 11. Atlanta (GA); 12. Detroit (MI); 13. Seattle (WA); 14. Phoenix (AZ); 15. Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN); 16. Cleveland (OH); 17. Denver (CO); 18. San Diego (CA); 19. Portland (OR); 20. Orlando (FL); 21. Tampa (FL); 22. St. Louis (MO); 23. Pittsburgh (PA); 24. Charlotte (NC); 25. Sacramento (CA); 26. Salt Lake City (UT); 27. Kansas City (KS); 28. Las Vegas (NV); 29. Cincinnati (OH); 30. Milwaukee (WI); 31. Austin (TX); 32. Nashville (TN); 33. Norfolk (VA); 34. Jacksonville (FL); 35. Hartford (CT); 36. New Orleans (LA). 37. Oklahoma City (OK)38. Memphis (TN); 39. Richmond (VA); 40. Buffalo (NY); 41. Albuquerque (NM); 42. Tucson (AZ); 43. El Paso (TX); 44. Honolulu (HI); 45. Little Rock (AR); 46. Eugene (OR); 47. Fort Collins (CO--
Conclusion: A transit agenda for the future of our cities.
Responsibility: Christof Spieler.

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In Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit, transportation expert Christof 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. In this fun and accessible guide, he shows how the unique circumstances of every city have resulted in very different transit systems.

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