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    • What Happens to Buses After Their Useful Life Is Over? Created: Saturday, April 28, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Obviously the bus does not disintegrate at that time. The answer is that the buses are often sold at an auction, and sometimes sold through dealerships." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • The Two Methods of Subway Construction Created: Saturday, May 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This article describes the two basic methods of building a subway." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A review of Automated Fare Collection System and Urban Public Transportation - An Economic and Management Approach to Urban Transit Systems" itemprop="description" Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      A very brief history of transit!" itemprop="description">
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    • Transit Pictures from the San Francisco Bay Area Created: Saturday, October 01, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      This gallery contains images of transit and buses from the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently featured are the cable cars, streetcars (historic and otherwise), buses and trolley buses of the San Fr...
    • The Importance of Complaints and How to Handle Them Created: Saturday, March 08, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A review of the importance of passenger complaints and how to handle them." itemprop="description"> Monday, January 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A review of Cash, Tokens, and Transfers: A History of Urban Mass Transit in North America by Brian Cudahy." itemprop="description"> Sunday, October 13, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A review of Last Exit: Privatization and Deregulation of the U.S. Transportation System" itemprop="description"> Monday, December 03, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      This article explains the importance of the pay to platform ratio and explains how reducing it will save transit agencies money." itemprop="description">
    • How Much Does A Bus Cost to Purchase and Operate? Created: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      This article describes how much it costs transit agencies to purchase and then operate a bus in daily service." itemprop="description">> Sunday, March 02, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A review of Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush? London's Underground History of Tube Station Names" itemprop="description"> Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A review of Crime and Planning: Building Socially Sustainable Communities by Derek Paulsen." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      This article argues that the makeup of Walker's network design class - young, healthy, choice riders who work in the public sector of the urban planning profession - explains the near universal dec...
    • Review of Urban Transportation Planning, Second Edition Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A review of Urban Transportation, Second Edition by Michael Meyer and Eric Miller." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      A review of Better Public Transit Systems by Eric Bruun." itemprop="description">
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    • Transit 101: Is It Cheaper to Take Transit Or Drive a Car? Created: Saturday, February 01, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      This article examines the relative cost of taking transit or driving a car, and emphatically concludes that taking transit is much cheaper than driving. In fact, the cost savings is the primary ad...
    • Profile of the Bus Riders Union Created: Sunday, April 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014
      A profile of the Bus Riders Union, a citizens activist group bases in Los Angeles." itemprop="description"> Saturday, November 09, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      This article goes over the results of some of the American transit measures on the November 5, 2013 ballot." itemprop="description"> Saturday, September 04, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      This is a profile of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      A review of Underground Woman - My Four Years As a New York City Subway Conductor by Marian Swerdlow." itemprop="description"> Saturday, November 10, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      This article goes over the results of some of the American transit measures on the November 6, 2012 ballot." itemprop="description"> Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      A review of the Seventh Annual UCLA Downtown Los Angeles Forum on Transportation, Land Use, and the Environment which took place on Thursday, March 20, 2014." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • Review of The Green Hornet Streetcar Diaster Created: Sunday, September 01, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      A review of The Green Hornet Streetcar disaster by Craig Allen Cleve." itemprop="description"> Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      A review of Chicago Cable Cars by Greg Borzo." itemprop="description">
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    • Review of Transforming Urban Transport Created: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014
      A review of Transforming Urban Transport: The Ethics, Politics and Practices of Sustainable Mobility." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      This article examines a New Zealand model that is attempting to determine the optimum amount of money to subsidize public transportation." itemprop="description" Saturday, February 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014
      This is a review of Aging America and Transportation - Personal Choices and Public Policy" itemprop="description"> Saturday, March 08, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014
      This article examines how we can get seniors to take transit more by examining eight reasons why seniors do not take transit and making suggestions as to how transit agencies can respond to those r...
    • Review of Transporting Atlanta - The Mode of Mobility Under Construction Created: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
      A review of Transporting Atlanta - The Mode of Mobility Under Construction by Miriam Konrad." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      A recent campaign in Denver has targeted the local transit agencies replacement of bus with rail service, charging that the higher cash fare required for rail has unfairly affected low income passe...
    • Review of The Moving Metropolis: A History of London's Transport since 1800 Created: Sunday, February 16, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014
      A review of The Moving Metropolis: A History of London's Transport since 1800." itemprop="description"> Friday, February 14, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014
      An article that argues that social service and other government centers should be built in areas with good transit." itemprop="description">>