Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

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

Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit

Likely the best book ever written on improving bus service in the United States Randy Shaw, Beyond Chron The ultimate roadmap for how to make the bus great again in your city Spacing Imagine a bus system that is fast, frequent, and reliable what would that change about your city Buses can

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

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

Everyone... But the People: How everyday taxpayers overcame Vancouver's elite and defeated the TransLink tax

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 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

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

The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway

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