Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In Human Transit, Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions, and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services.
Human Transit explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.
"I am proud to call myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The perception of public transportation in America is often unflattering—a squalid last resort for those with one too many drunk-driving charges, too poor to afford insurance, or too decrepit to get behind the wheel of a car. Indeed, a century of auto-centric culture and city planning has left most of the country with public transportation that is underfunded, ill maintained, and ill conceived. But as the demand for petroleum is fast outpacing the world's supply, a revolution in transportation is under way.
Grescoe explores the ascendance of the straphangers—the growing number of people who rely on public transportation to go about the business of their daily lives. On a journey that takes him around the world—from New York to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogotá, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia—Grescoe profiles public transportation here and abroad, highlighting the people and ideas that may help undo the damage that car-centric planning has done to our cities and create convenient, affordable, and sustainable urban transportation—and better city living—for all.
They were World Heavyweight Champions: Bob Backlund, Superstar Billy Graham, and Bruno Sammartino. They were fan favorites: “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, Chief Jay Strongbow, and Andre the Giant. They were the villains everyone loved to hate: Killer Kowalski, Ernie Ladd, and the Fabulous Moolah. They were ethnic heroes, someone just like you that you could cheer for: Ivan Putski, Pedro Morales, Peter Maivia. They were the stars that shined the brightest, and left an indelible mark on the memories of countless fans.
In a time when professional wrestling was divided into territories, no place created bigger Superstars than World Wrestling Entertainment. From the company's centerpiece in Madison Square Garden, legends were born.
WWE Legends is the every fan's guide to the legends of the ring. They are all in here, from Andre the Giant to George “the Animal” Steele, with quick stats and descriptions of their most famous matches. No true wrestling fan should be without this book.
When Sam Schwartz was growing up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn—his block belonged to his community: the kids who played punchball and stickball & their parents, who'd regularly walk to the local businesses at which they also worked. He didn't realize it then, but Bensonhurst was already more like a museum of a long-forgotten way-of-life than a picture of America's future. Public transit traveled over and under city streets—New York's first subway line opened in 1904—but the streets themselves had been conquered by the internal combustion engine.
America's dependency on the automobile began with the 1908 introduction of Henry Ford's car-for-everyone, the Model T. The “battle for right-of-way” in the 1920s saw the demise of streetcars and transformed America's streets from a multiuse resource for socializing, commerce, and public mobility into exclusive arteries for private automobiles. The subsequent destruction of urban transit systems and post WWII suburbanization of America enabled by the Interstate Highway System and the GI Bill forever changed the way Americans commuted.
But today, for the first time in history, and after a hundred years of steady increase, automobile driving is in decline. Younger Americans increasingly prefer active transportation choices like walking or cycling and taking public transit, ride-shares or taxis. This isn't a consequence of higher gas prices, or even the economic downturn, but rather a collective decision to be a lot less dependent on cars—and if American cities want to keep their younger populations, they need to plan accordingly. In Street Smart, Sam Schwartz explains how.
In this clear and erudite presentation of the principles of smart transportation and sustainable urban planning—from the simplest cobblestoned street to the brave new world of driverless cars and trains—Sam Schwartz combines rigorous historical scholarship with the personal and entertaining recollections of a man who has spent more than forty years working on planning intelligent transit networks in New York City. Street Smart is a book for everyone who wants to know more about the who, what, when, where, and why of human mobility.
In Making Transit Fun!, Nordahl shows that with the help of architects, urban designers, graphic artists, industrial engineers, marketing experts-and even fashion designers-we can lure people out of their automobiles and toward healthier, more sustainable methods of transportation.
This accessible E-ssential focuses on the possibilities for making public transit, cycling, and walking more appealing to the motorist. In each section, Nordahl demonstrates how the transit stigma can be overcome with innovative design. From the aesthetics of buses to segregated bike lanes and pedestrian-priority streets, Nordahl showcases examples from around the world that excite the heart and bring an easy smile.
In My Kind of Transit, Darrin Nordahl argues that like life itself, transportation isn't only about the destination, but the journey. Public transit reduces traffic and pollution, yet few of us are willing to get out of our cars and onto subways and buses. But Nordahl demonstrates that when using public transit is an enjoyable experience, tourists and commuters alike willingly hand in their keys.
The trick is creating a system that isn't simply a poor imitation of the automobile, but offers its own pleasures and comforts. While a railway or bus will never achieve the quiet solitude of a personal car, it can provide, much like a well-designed public park, an inviting, communal space.
My Kind of Transit is an animated tour of successful transportation systems, offering smart, commonsense analysis of what makes transit fun. Nordahl draws on examples like the iconic street cars of New Orleans and the picturesque cable cars in San Francisco, illustrating that the best transit systems are uniquely tailored to their individual cities. He also describes universal principles of good transit design.
Nordahl's humanistic treatment will help planners, designers, transportation professionals, and policymakers create transit systems the public actually wants to ride. And it will introduce all readers to delightful ways of getting from point A to point B.
New to This Edition
*Extensively revised coverage of information and communication technologies, urban freight, travel behaviors, and regional transportation planning.
*Engaging discussions of current topics: smartphone travel tracking, Uber, car and bike sharing, food deserts, biofuels, and more.
*Heightened focus on climate change.
*Reflects over a decade of policy changes, technological advances, and emergent ideas and findings in the field.
*Most of the figures and special-topic boxes are new.
This is the ‘full’ expanded PDF desktop version of MIchael Brein's Travel Guide to Hawaii which includes an ultra-large, zoomable official map of Honolulu's public bus system with embedded links to visitor attractions. This version of the Hawaii guide is optimized for desktops and tablets. A 'lite' version ($3.99) for mobile devices is also available but without these special features of the 'full' expanded edition.
Michael Brein’s Hawaii Travel Guide helps you get to the city of Honolulu’s and the Island of Oahu’s top 50 visitor attractions easily and cheaply using Honolulu’s excellent public bus system known affectionately as ‘The Bus.’ From the Arizona Memorial to the Polynesian Cultural Center and around the island by bus, with this ultra simple guide you have all you need to discover and get to Honolulu’s 50 top points of interest or top 10 "Must See" attractions if you have limited time. The Honolulu guide also helps you to find the nearest bus stops and which routes to take; see how to exit the bus stops and walk to the attractions; note other nearby points of interest; view the attraction's location on the Honolulu bus map; and get to attractions without needing wireless internet access. Finally, the Honolulu guide also includes an Extra Bonus Supplement which shows how to visit the main visitor attractions by public bus on the islands of Maui and Hawaii (The Big Island). Michael Brein’s Honolulu Travel Guide is compact, concise, and comprehensive and is so simple and convenient to use--it is really all you need on your mobile device to get to all of Honolulu’s top sights. And since it's based on Michael Brein’s acclaimed travel guide series to sightseeing by public transportation, it's the simplest way to get around the world's big cities. Similar guides to London, Paris, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Madrid are available, and others are planned.
New Transit Town brings together leading experts in planning, transportation, and sustainable design—including Scott Bernstein, Peter Calthorpe, Jim Daisa, Sharon Feigon, Ellen Greenberg, David Hoyt, Dennis Leach, and Shelley Poticha—to examine the first generation of TOD projects and derive lessons for the next generation. It offers topic chapters that provide detailed discussion of key issues along with case studies that present an in-depth look at specific projects. Topics examined include:the history of projects and the appeal of this form of development a taxonomy of TOD projects appropriate for different contexts and scales the planning, policy and regulatory framework of "successful" projects obstacles to financing and strategies for overcoming those obstacles issues surrounding traffic and parking the roles of all the actors involved and the resources available to them performance measures that can be used to evaluate outcomes
Case Studies include Arlington, Virginia (Roslyn-Ballston corridor); Dallas (Mockingbird Station and Addison Circle); historic transit-oriented neighborhoods in Chicago; Atlanta (Lindbergh Center and BellSouth); San Jose (Ohlone-Chynoweth); and San Diego (Barrio Logan).
New Transit Town explores the key challenges to transit-oriented development, examines the lessons learned from the first generation of projects, and uses a systematic examination and analysis of a broad spectrum of projects to set standards for the next generation. It is a vital new source of information for anyone interested in urban and regional planning and development, including planners, developers, community groups, transit agency staff, and finance professionals.
An artist and painter trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Samarov began driving a cab in 1993 to make ends meet, and he’s been working as a taxi driver ever since. In Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab, he recounts tales that will delight, surprise, and sometimes shock the most seasoned urbanite. We follow Samarov through the rhythms of a typical week, as he waits hours at the garage to pick up a shift, ferries comically drunken passengers between bars, delivers prostitutes to their johns, and inadvertently observes drug deals. There are long waits with other cabbies at O’Hare, vivid portraits of street corners and their regular denizens, amorous Cubs fans celebrating after a game at Wrigley Field, and customers who are pleasantly surprised that Samarov is white—and tell him so. Throughout, Samarov’s own drawings—of his fares, of the taxi garage, and of a variety of Chicago street scenes—accompany his stories. In the grand tradition of Nelson Algren, Saul Bellow, Mike Royko, and Studs Terkel, Dmitry Samarov has rendered an entertaining, poignant, and unforgettable vision of Chicago and its people.
Did you know that the last Gallic warriors massacred by the Romans lie beneath the Eiffel Tower? That the remains of Paris's first cathedral are under a parking lot in the Fifth District? Metronome follows Loránt Deutsch, historian and lifelong Francophile, as he goes on a compelling journey through the ages, treating readers to Paris as they've never seen it before. Using twenty-one stops of the subway system as focal points—one per century—Deutsch shows, from the underground up, the unique, often violent, and always striking events that shaped one of the world's most romanticized city. Readers will find out which streets are hiding incredible historical treasures in plain sight; peer into forgotten nooks and crannies of the City of Lights and learn what used to be there; and discover that, however deeply buried, something always remains.
In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the one hundred year old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing history, and the far-reaching cultural effects of the station that continues to amaze tourists and shuttle busy commuters.
Along the way, Roberts will explore how the Manhattan transit hub truly foreshadowed the evolution of suburban expansion in the country, and fostered the nation's westward expansion and growth via the railroad.
Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, this book will allow readers to peek into the secret and unseen areas of Grand Central -- from the tunnels, to the command center, to the hidden passageways.
With stories about everything from the famous movies that have used Grand Central as a location to the celestial ceiling in the main lobby (including its stunning mistake) to the homeless denizens who reside in the building's catacombs, this is a fascinating and, exciting look at a true American institution.
Solomon also covers Alco electrics (built in partnership with GE), as well as the company’s successful and quirky diesel offerings, including the RS-2 and RS-3 road switchers, FA/FB road freight units, PA road passenger diesel, and the wares of Canadian affiliate Montreal Locomotive Works. Enlivened by numerous historical photographs, modern images, curious details, and firsthand accounts, this history is a complete, fascinating, and fitting tribute to a true icon of American railroading.
The Transit Street Design Guide is a vital resource for every transportation planner, transit operations planner, and city traffic engineer working on making streets that move more people more efficiently and affordably.
We regret to announce that we at Sheridan Programmers Guild will not produce a 2016 adaptation of the ERG ebook, but we will direct our users to the official NIH ERG 2016 app, which should work as well as or better than an ebook on many mobile devices.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the ERG 2012: Quick Lookup!
This ebook takes the Department of Transportation data published in the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG 2012) and presents it in a familiar form reflecting the print ERG.
As an ebook, this ERG is searchable. It also includes internal links for quick access to information. For example, if an entry in the yellow section (substances by ID) references the green (isolation distances) tables, you can tap/click to jump right to the table.
The color-coding of the official ERG is preserved for a familiar experience and ease of use. The ebook table of contents can be used to jump immediately to any section.
This edition is up-to-date, based upon the ERG 2012 and includes all the corrections released by the DOT through April 10, 2013, which are not found in physical copies or other digital versions of the ERG. We strive to be not only the most convenient version available, but also the most accurate.
The ERG 2012: Quick Lookup offers a speedy and easy platform for accessing the official DOT data. The technical implementation and presentation are unique to our edition.
Now available in Spanish and French! The GRE 2012 and GMU 2012 are both available on Play. See "more from author" below, or click "The team at Sheridan Programmers Guild" at the top of this page to see the Spanish and French editions.
At sites from the eastern and western U.S., past and present, readers see giant double-headed Norfolk and Western steam locomotives moving Appalachian coal in Virginia; modern CSX diesels dragging unit coal trains over the well-groomed former Chesapeake & Ohio main line; BNSF’s SD70MACs with more than 100 hoppers in tow; Rio Grande locomotives snaking through the Rocky Mountains; and coal trains working full-throttle up Colorado’s Tennessee Pass, cresting the Continental Divide at 10,000 feet above sea level. Taking up topics ranging from the colorful but now-defunct “anthracite roads” of eastern Pennsylvania to today’s AC-traction diesels that work Wyoming’s thriving Powder River Basin, Solomon reveals how for 150 years the unique demands of coal—and America’s demand for coal—have prompted new railroad technologies.
1. Vince McMahon™'s first role in the WWE™was as a TV announcer. What Hall of Famer was his first broadcast partner?
a) Pat Patterson
b) Jesse "the Body" Ventura
c) Antonino Rocca
2. What was the outcome of the Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan™ match at WrestleMania™ IV?
a) Andre won by pinfall
b) Double disqualification
c) Time-limit draw
d) Hogan won by pinfall
3. After losing his Hardcore Championship -- on February 7, 2002 -- Undertaker™ took out his frustration on The Rock®, giving him a Tombstone™ on top of what type of vehicle?
4. Match the superstar with his/her hometown:
b) Brock Lesnar
c) Trish Stratus
d) Hardcore Holly
e) Eddie Guerrero
f) William Regal
1) El Paso, Texas
2) Charlottesville, Virginia
3) Minneapolis, Minnesota
4) Toronto, Ontario
5) Mobile, Alabama
6) Blackpool, England
1. c) Antonino Rocca
2. b) Double disqualification
3. d) Limousine
4. Match the superstar with his/her hometown:
a-2) Maven-Charlottesville, Virginia
b-3) Brock Lesnar-Minneapolis, Minnesota
c-4) Trish Stratus-Toronto, Ontario
d-5) Hardcore Holly-Mobile, Alabama
e-1) Eddie Guerrero-El Paso, Texas
f-6) William Regal-Blackpool, England
Michael Brein’s London Travel Guide helps you get to the city's top 50 visitor attractions easily and cheaply using London's excellent Underground system. From the British Museum to the London Eye, with this ultra simple guide you can discover and get to London’s 50 top points of interest, or London’s top 10 "Must See" attractions if you have limited time; find the nearest Underground station and which lines to take; see how to exit the station and walk to the attraction; note other nearby points of interest; view the attraction's location on the official London Underground map; get to attractions without needing wireless internet access. Michael Brein’s London Travel Guide is compact, concise and comprehensive and is so simple and convenient to use--it is really all you need on your mobile device to get to all of London’s top sights. And since it's based on Michael Brein’s acclaimed travel guide series to sightseeing by public transportation, it's the simplest way to get around the world's big cities. Similar guides to Paris, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Madrid are also available, and others are planned.
Michael Brein’s Amsterdam Travel Guide helps you get to the city's top 50 visitor attractions easily and cheaply using Amsterdam’s excellent public transit system, including the Tram, the Metro, canal boats, and selected buses. From Centraal Station to the Rijksmuseum with this ultra simple guide you have all you need to discover and get to Amsterdam’s 50 top points of interest or Amsterdam’s top 10 "Must See" attractions if you have limited time. The guide also helps you find the nearest transit stops and which lines to take; see how to exit the stop or station and walk to the attraction; note other nearby points of interest; view the attraction's location on the official Amsterdam Tram map; and get to attractions without needing wireless internet access. Michael Brein’s Amsterdam Travel Guide is compact, concise, and comprehensive and is so simple and convenient to use--it is really all you need on your mobile device to get to all of Amsterdam’s top sights. And since it's based on Michael Brein’s acclaimed travel guide series to sightseeing by public transportation, it's the simplest way to get around the world's big cities. Similar guides to London, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Chicago, Paris, Washington, DC, and other cities are also available, and others are planned.
The Lunatic Express is the story of traveling with seatmates and deckmates who have left home without American Express cards on conveyances that don't take Visa, and seldom take you anywhere you'd want to go. But it's also the story of traveling as it used to be -- a sometimes harrowing trial, of finding adventure in a modern, rapidly urbanizing world and the generosity of poor strangers, from ear cleaners to urban bus drivers to itinerant roughnecks, who make up most of the world's population. More than just an adventure story, The Lunatic Express is a funny, harrowing and insightful look at the world as it is, a planet full of hundreds of millions of people, mostly poor, on the move and seeking their fortunes.
From the Hardcover edition.
Michael Brein’s Washington, DC Travel Guide helps you get to the city's top 50 visitor attractions easily and cheaply using DC’s excellent Metro system. From the Washington Monument to the National Air and Space Museum with this ultra simple guide you have all you need to discover and get to DC’s 50 top points of interest or DC’s top 10 "Must See" attractions if you have limited time. The guide also helps you find the nearest Metro station and which lines to take; see how to exit the station and walk to the attraction; note other nearby points of interest; view the attraction's location on the official Washington DC Metro map; and get to attractions without needing wireless internet access. Michael Brein’s Washington, DC Travel Guide is compact, concise, and comprehensive and is so simple and convenient to use--it is really all you need on your mobile device to get to all of DC’s top sights. And since it's based on Michael Brein’s acclaimed travel guide series to sightseeing by public transportation, it's the simplest way to get around the world's big cities. Similar guides to London, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Chicago, Paris, and Madrid are also available, and others are planned.
Building the city's first subway in the early years of the twentieth century required delicate collaboration between public and private interests and called for the expenditure of considerable sums of both public and private money. The book introduces us to Abram S. Hewitt, a late nineteenth-century mayor of New York City. It was Hewitt who realized that, while private capital alone had been perfectly adequate for building elevated rapid transit lines in New York as early as the 1870s, the more costly construction of underground rapid transit lines was far beyond the ability of private corporations to finance. Hewitt set in motion a chain of events that sanctioned the use of public funds for subway construction, with the completed facility then to be leased to a private company for day-to-day operation.
The private firm that emerged, both to build and to operate the first subway in New York, was called the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, a name that would later be rendered more crisply as the IRT. The City of New York and the Interborough Rapid transit Company inaugurated service over the city's first subway line on Thursday afternoon, October 27, 1904. Mayor George B. McClellan, son of the Civil War general, took the controls of the first ceremonial train at City Hall Station in downtown Manhattan and headed north. In one way or another, the subway has been going ever since.
The book also presents important tabular and statistical information, as well as clear and concise narrative descriptions of technical details.
This is the ‘full’ expanded PDF version of MIchael Brein's Travel Guide to Chicago which includes an ultra-large, zoomable official map of Chicago's subway (‘L’) and suburban rail (Metra) system with embedded links to visitor attractions. This version of the Chicago guide is optimized for desktops and tablets. A 'lite' version ($3.99) is also available but without these special features of the 'full' expanded edition.
Michael Brein’s Chicago Travel Guide helps you get to the city's top 50 visitor attractions easily and cheaply using Chicago’s excellent public transit system including the ‘L’ (elevated/subway), Metra suburban rail, and selected buses. From Navy Pier to the Field Museum, with this ultra simple guide you have all you need to discover and get to Chicago’s 50 top points of interest or top 10 "Must See" attractions if you have limited time. The Chicago guide also helps you to find the nearest transit stops and which lines to take; see how to exit the stations and walk to the attractions; note other nearby points of interest; view the attraction's location on the official Chicago ‘L’ and Metra map; and get to attractions without needing wireless internet access. Michael Brein’s Chicago Travel Guide is compact, concise, and comprehensive and is so simple and convenient to use--it is really all you need on your mobile device to get to all of Chicago’s top sights. And since it's based on Michael Brein’s acclaimed travel guide series to sightseeing by public transportation, it's the simplest way to get around the world's big cities. Similar guides to London, Paris, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Madrid are also available, and others are planned.