Public Transportation: On the Move

This publication is a lavishly illustrated, coffee table-format book, portrays the renaissance underway in public transportation. Through richly detailed, superbly printed color photographs and drawings and descriptive text, the book profiles 25 of the industry's leading architects, urban planners, vehicle manufactures, engineers, and construction managers. The book illustrated more than 150 of their latest and most exciting projects and state-of-the-art vehicles In the United States and elsewhere. Vehicle designs include advanced materials commuter buses built to use lower-power, lower-emission engines without sacrificing performance and high-speed rail vehicles that set new standards for comfort, safety, speed and performance. Urban and transportation planners and administrators, along with government, community and business leaders, will discover a wealth of ingenious, effective and attractive solutions for public transportation facilities of all kinds. The book provides insight into successful ways of reducing impediments to movement and innovative ideas for public transportation facilities that work functionally while also enhancing communities. Specific contents described in the book include: (1) facilities, stations; (2) information technology; (3) infrastructure; (4) interiors; (5) light rail, people movers, trolleys; (6) buses, bus rapid transit, shuttles; (7) operations and support services; (8) planning; (9) rail vehicles; (10) railroad; (11) subway; and (12) transit Corridors.

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    Visual Reference Publications

    302 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY  Canada  10001
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: 223p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1584710373
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2007 2:31PM