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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.

Author: Christof Spieler

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610919036

Category: Transportation

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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.
2018-10-23 By Christof Spieler

"Fully updated and expanded"--Back cover.

Author: Christof Spieler

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781642832136

Category: Architecture

Page: 341

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Transit expert Christof Spieler has fully updated and expanded his popular book Trains, Buses, People to include eight Canadian cities and two new US cities (Indianapolis and San Juan, Puerto Rico). In Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition: An Opinionated Atlas of US and Canadian Transit, Spieler profiles the 49 metropolitan areas in the US and eight metropolitan areas in Canada 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. Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition will help any citizen, professional, or policymaker with a vested interest evaluate a transit proposal and understand what makes transit effective and how to make it inclusive.
2021-08-24 By Christof Spieler

There are people who advocate specifically for light rail, commuter rail, streetcars, or monorails, and it is easy to have a debate about any of these. But mode is not the most important aspect of transit. What riders care about most is ...

Author: Christof Spieler

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781642832143

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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“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 In some US and Canadian cities, transit has quietly been expanding and improving over the last few years, despite funding and ridership challenges. How do we assess the advances and failures of our current systems to move forward strategically and wisely? The first edition of Trains, Buses, People was dubbed “a transit wonk’s bible” and guided “a smarter conversation about urban transit” in the US. This second edition is fully updated and expanded to include eight Canadian cities and two new US cities (Indianapolis and San Juan, Puerto Rico). In Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition: An Opinionated Atlas of US and Canadian Transit, transit expert and “transportation hero” Christof Spieler provides a new section on inclusivity to help agencies understand how to welcome riders regardless of race, gender, income, or disability. Select cities include new maps overlaying transit and poverty data, and systems that have started construction since the first edition in 2018 have been added. Other new sections address network typologies, guideway types, station types, and fares. 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, accessible, and visually appealing Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition: An Opinionated Atlas of US and Canadian Transit, Spieler shows how cities can build successful transit. He profiles the 49 metropolitan areas in the US and eight metropolitan areas in Canada that have rail transit or BRT, using data, photos, and maps for easy comparison. Spieler ranks the best and worst systems and he 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. Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition 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. It shows that it is possible, with the right tools, to build good transit.
2021-08-24 By Christof Spieler

People travelled in ancient, draughty, and overcrowded trains; buses had 'standing room only*. Certainly, traditional pleasures improved public morale. Professional football and test matches resumed; the dance hall, the seaside holiday ...

Author: Kenneth O. Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015042085962

Category: History

Page: 611

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This comprehensive and widely acclaimed study of British history since 1945 has now been fully updated and expanded for this new edition to include a chapter on the rise of New Labour.

If you ask any one in the hotel about trains , buses , people , the town or country , or in fact about anything , in nine cases out of ten the ultimatum will be that they “ must ask Boots . ” 9 و It never does to depend on getting was ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112070072423

Category: American periodicals (General)

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Installation of rail - riding buses by the Minneapolis & St. Louis and the Minneapolis , St. Paul & Sault Ste Marie ... for the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Co. got busy and secured summonses for the bus people and drivers in ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015021076321

Category: Commercial vehicles

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1 service frequency of transport system like train and Bus services , and , the number of visits to a service centre to ... Frequency of Rail Service : According to the frequency of trains and buses , people residing within physically ...

Author: Suresh Chandra Bansal

Publisher: Saharanpur : Sanjeev Prakashan

ISBN: UOM:39015007547444

Category: Municipal powers and services beyond corporate limits

Page: 171

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The transit schedule preprocessing allows a specific , nonuniform schedule of trains or buses to be defined ... 1 Transit trips for which the person arrives at the platform / curb and waits to board a specific train or bus bound for a ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015033139711

Category: Local transit

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Author: United Transportation Union

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ISBN: OCLC:181099699

Category: Buses

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Perhaps still more revealing , whilst car owners found the train as acceptable as the car for some of their journeys , they clearly did not feel the same way about the bus . People with access to a car — that is , the ones who are able ...

Author: Mayer Hillman

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ISBN: UCSC:32106012474299

Category: Railroads

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1980 By Mayer Hillman