This book is basically a critical review of rail rapid transit in the USA, and contains nine chapters as follows: (1) Transportation and urban location behavior in perspective; (2) Defining the problem: public transport criteria and rail rapid transit mythology; (3) Rail versus bus: the art of evaluating alternate modes; (4) Failure of a mission; (5) Metro: another monument for the nation's for capital; (6) MARTA: planning massive accessibility for central Atlanta; (7) Rail advocacy in autopia: the Los Angeles country case; (8) Rail rapid transit blues for St. Louis: the collapse of an illusion; (9) Concluding observations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Teakfield Limited

    Saxon House, 1 Westmead
    Farnborough, Hants,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HAMER, A M
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 353 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1981 12:00AM