The purpose of this study is to cover the development and utilization of modern metropolitan rapid transit--which has evolved from the underground railway--with a view on the interest of the community. The author states that he does not intend to judge on grounds of which concepts are good or bad but that he wishes to be "reasonable with constructive intentions toward future city development" (preface). Further, he proposes to determine "the conditions that would satisfy most of the people in the most desired manner." Most important aspect of the study is regular movement of people, to, from and within cities. Speed and efficiency of operation are most important requirements of rapid transit, and these requirements must be considered in the wider concept of overall transportation planning and town planning. The book is divided into three major sections: Part I, "History," outlines the first steps and achievements of rapid transit; Part II, "Theory," deals with The Living City, Arteries for the Living City, and Rapid Transit and Town Planning; and Part III, "Practice," gives system examples (description and analysis) for the rapid transit systems of Berlin, Chicago, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Toronto. At the end is a short section of conclusions, 23 pages of figures, and a five page bibliography. Several illustrations accompany the text.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Carlton Press, Incorporated

    84 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10011
  • Authors:
    • Tass, L
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 191 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: High Speed Ground Transportation Journal
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1976 12:00AM