Trains, Buses, People : An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit

"Transit planners, elected representatives, and transportation enthusiasts should all find something to love or learn in this honest and expansive status report." Atlantic's CityLab "Spieler knows this subject to a significant depth but has managed something remarkable, perhaps m...

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Main Author: Spieler, Christof
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC Island Press/Center for Resource Economics 2018, 2018
Edition:1st ed. 2018
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"Transit planners, elected representatives, and transportation enthusiasts should all find something to love or learn in this honest and expansive status report." Atlantic's CityLab "Spieler knows this subject to a significant depth but has managed something remarkable, perhaps mirrored in his choice of the accessible atlas format: he has made a great deal of comparative information very easy to understand and digest.
Let's hope it produces a smarter conversation about urban transit." Jarett Walker's Human Transit blog "A transit wonk's bible...Urban planner Christof Spieler is a transportation hero." Mobility Lab "Belongs on an urbanist's bookshelf...one of the best transit/planning books I've read in a long time." Greater Greater Washington "This edifying publication...serves as an awakening guide to planning both feasible and practical public-transit systems." San Francisco Book Review "For all of their hardcore infrastructure, urban transit networks are essentially human creations, and understanding what makes them successful is essential for building successful cities.
Supported by urban histories and incisively presented data, Christof Spieler sets the rules of engagement for effective transit and offers a roadmap for achieving it." Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates; former NYC Transportation Commissioner "Christof Spieler was the driving force behind Houston's transit transformation, but he's also one of America's great transit travelers, a careful observer of history, technology, geometry, and politics. This book is an atlas of beautiful detail about 47 U.S. cities, but it's also a call to action, demanding clearer and more effective transit planning and advocacy."Jarrett Walker, President and Principal Consultant, Jarrett Walker + Associates, author of "Human Transit" "This book is comprehensive enough to be a resource for transit professionals, but delivered in readable, straightforward language; an objective look at the state of transit by a passionate advocate." Annise Parker, former Mayor of Houston
The approach is tailor-made to help convince nonexperts—be they the general public or perhaps more importantly politicians and others with influence—to mimic the good and avoid the bad...The end result makes the book a compelling and useful compendium of the state of transit in the United States." Civil Engineering "Gets right to the point: put [transit] where the people are...The author combines detailed knowledge and a refreshing frankness...Keep this book within easy reach." Planning "Spieler's book is perfectly designed to be both readable and browsable—a great gift for an urbanist or transport geek and a great book for the coffee table. You can read around in for a long time, exploring different cities, their strengths and their missed opportunities.
Physical Description:X, 251 p. 1 illus online resource
ISBN:9781610919043