THE WAY TO GO: THE COMING REVIVAL OF US RAIL PASSENGER SERVICES
Here is a very different book about public transportation, a book which for the first time gives Americans realistic hope that a new day may be dawning for rail passenger service. It has, in fact, begun; the new Lindenwold Line from Philadelphia to the South New Jersey suburbs; the Bay Area Rapid Transit System for San Francisco and its sister cities; new developments on the Washington-New York-Boston run. These developments and more are recounted, along with a history of how and why rail passenger service has been dying out in the U.S., what it is like in other countries, how we can overcome the problems that have been holding up improvement here, and what is new beginning to happen. Here is an optimistic book about railroads that will be good news to harassed commuters and long-distance travelers, as well as to those concerned with our national ecology.
Simon and Schuster Incorporated1 West 39th Street
New York, NY USA 10018
- Southerland, T C
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 235 p.
- TRT Terms: Commuter service; Environmental protection; Governments; High speed rail; Network analysis (Planning); Passenger service; Planning; Policy; Railroad electrification; Railroad stations; Rapid transit; Transportation; Transportation planning
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak; Lindenwold Line; San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- Old TRIS Terms: Government planning; Government policies
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00051017
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 15 1981 12:00AM