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An Opinionated Look at North American Transit Systems

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In its first edition, Trains, Buses, People was billed as “an opinionated atlas of U.S. transit” as it profiled 47 different metropolitan rail transit and bus rapid transit systems from around the country. In the recently released second edition, author Christof Spieler reexamines those same systems, adds new U.S. cities and expands his focus to eight metropolitan areas in Canada, but continues to unequivocally compare each through the application of a pragmatic and thorough analysis. The result is an honest look at what makes for good, and for bad, transit and a presentation of how geography, history, politics and the ongoing pandemic have impacted transit planning across the United States. Come learn about these updated findings and hear what data shows to be the best and worst systems in North America.

+ Christof Spieler / Huitt-Zollars


Co-presented by Island Press.


 

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