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Pictures of Transit
In this category I will place pictures of transit.

How Well Are Individual Transit Systems Serving the Public? Find out here. In addition, read here about transit professionals who are revolutionizing the industry.
How well your local transit system serving the public? Which cities should you live in if you decide to save money and benefit the environment by going car free? What are some of the books you should be reading to keep up on public transit trends? Find out in this category.

Current Projects in Transit
If you are interested in reading about major transit projects currently under construction or recently opened, you have come to the right place. Currently featured here are articles about America's high speed rail program, how rail transit affects property values, and new transit projects underway in Los Angeles and Toronto.

Book Reviews
Occasionally I read books that may be of interest to the readers of this website. Here I will post reviews of these books that have a public transportation slant.

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Transit Pictures From Ontario
This gallery contains images of buses and transit from places in Ontario. Currently featured are some of the ten transit providers in the greater Toronto area, including the Toronto Transit Commission's buses, streetcars and subways; GO Transit; Mississauga Transit; and Brampton Transit. Also featured are the buses of OC Transpo in Ottawa.

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Transit Pictures From Vancouver and British Columbia
This gallery contains images of buses and transit from places in British Columbia. Currently featured are the buses, trolley buses, and Skytrain operated by Vancouver Translink.

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Transit Pictures from the San Francisco Bay Area
This gallery contains images of transit and buses from the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently featured are the cable cars, streetcars (historic and otherwise), buses and trolley buses of the San Francisco Municipal Railway, the rapid transit lines operated by BART, the buses operated by VTA of San Jose, and the buses operated by AC Transit in Oakland.

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Transit Pictures from New York
This gallery contains images of transit and buses from the state of New York and New York City. Currently featured are the buses, subways, and commuter trains of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York, including MTA New York Bus, MTA New York Subway,and MTA Metro North railroad.

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Transit Pictures from Boston
This gallery is of transit pictures from Boston.

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Transit Pictures of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania
This gallery contains images of transit and buses from Pittsburgh. Currently featured is the Pittsburgh Port Authority.

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Transit Pictures From San Diego, California
This gallery contains images of buses and transit from San Diego, California, including the San Diego Trolley, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System's buses, and the North County Transit District.

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Transit Pictures from Colorado
This gallery contains images of transit from Colorado that I took during my trip around the 4th of July 2012.

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Transit Pictures From Washington State
This gallery contains images of transit and buses from Washington state. Currently featured are the Link Light Rail and Sounder Commuter Rail operated by Sound Transit, the Seattle Monorail, the diesel and trolley buses operated by King County Metro, and the buses of the Whatcom Transit Authority in Bellingham.

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Transit Pictures from the Central Valley of California
This image gallery contains pictures of transit from Bakersfield and Fresno in the Central Valley of California.

High Speed Rail Update January 2015
The January 2015 biennial update of high speed rail progress shows California finally breaking ground on the initial Central Valley segment.

How Much Does A Bus Cost To Purchase and Operate?
This article describes how much it costs transit agencies to purchase and then operate a bus in daily service.

Overview of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority or Metro
This is a profile of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Guide to Public Transport
This site provides the following resources for transit, public transit, and public transportation - a transit glossary, transit pictures, transit planning, transit funding, transit marketing, transit vehicles, transit technology, transit infrastructure, transit projects, transit safety, transit employment, profiles of transit systems, and benefits of public transit and public transportation. All modes - buses, light rail, heavy rail, commuter rail, subways, intercity rail, and ferries are represented. Many transit links to important transit websites are provided.

Transit Laws: How Does State, Federal, and Local Legislation Affect the Transit Industry?
Transit, like any other profession, is affected by certain laws. The two most important laws for transit are the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; other laws that affect transit include the Buy American law, Clinton's environmental justice executive order, and labor laws.

Transit Service Planning: How Buses and Rail Networks Go From Lines on a Map to Carrying Millions of People Per Year
From the gathering of initial data such as bus ridership, population and density change, and new developments to the on going ridership of transit trip times and ridership, transit planning is a fascinating but complicated field. In this category you will learn how we decide where routes should go, where bus stops should be placed, how often the routes should operate, how schedules are written and bus driver runs assigned, and how we reduce service when economic conditions force us to do so.

How Safe is Transit?
This category is the place to go to if you would like statistics on transit safety and security. Included are articles about how to improve transit safety, and reports on major transit accidents over the past few years.

How to Market Transit
Look through this category if you would like to read articles on how transit systems can attract more passengers. Included are articles which examine how the name and how the services are branded can affect ridership; UPASS and other eco pass programs, where an organization pays for the right to have their employees ride for free; and other pieces. Overall, I argues the key to increasing ridership is to stop treating your system like a government agency and start treating it like a business.

All About Transit Employment
What are my career options in transit? In addition to being a bus driver or a mechanic, there are many jobs out there that you may not know about. What are some of the unique working conditions you encounter in transit? How do unions affect how this field operates? This category will answer all of the above questions and many more.

Transit Infrastructure
In this category I will place articles about transit infrastructure.

How Transit Is Funded: An Overview of Types of Transit Funding and Transit Funding Programs Administered by the Federal, State, and Local Governments
This category deals with every aspect of how transit gets funded, including the difference between capital and operating funding; the use of sales taxes like Measure R and Fasttracks, gas tax, property tax, and other taxes in the funding of transit; federal transit programs administered by the FTA such as the New Starts Program and the JARC program; farebox recovery rates, and innovative new transit programs such as Los Angeles Mayor Villargosa's America Fast Forward program.

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Electric Buses
A gallery of electric buses, especially the new BYD electric bus purchased by Long Beach Transit.

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Transit Pictures from the Los Angeles Region
This gallery contains images of buses and transit from places in the Los Angeles Region. Featured are the buses and rail lines of Los Angeles Metro, and the buses of Long Beach Transit, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Culver City Municipal Bus Lines, Foothill Transit, Torrance Transit, Orange County Transportation Authority, Foothill Transit, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System's buses and rail lines, Santa Barbara Mass Transit District, Los Angeles DASH and Commuter Express, and others.

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Transit Pictures from Nevada
This gallery contains images of transit and buses from Nevada. Currently featured are the Regional Transit Commission of Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas Monorail.

Review of The Great Society Subway - A History of the Washington Metro
Review of The Great Society Subway - A History of the Washington Metro

Review of Managing Transport Operations
Managing Transport Operations gives a useful overview of the skills needed to manage a transportation facility in the United Kingdom

Review of The Federal Role in Urban Mass Transportation
A thorough recounting of the history of the American federal government role in funding public transportation.

Review of The Limits of Travel - How Far Will You Go?
Considering that the number and duration of trips has remained constant for years, how can we reduce carbon emissions from transportation?

Review of Smogtown - The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles
Review of Smogtown - The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles

Review of In Transt - The Lure of the Bus
Another in a line of self-published books about transit, In Transit is a diverting read about tales of riding buses, driving buses, and the bus itself.

How Safe Is Public Transportation?
This article assesses the safety of transit, and concludes it is much safer to take transit than it is to drive or ride a bicycle despite the high profile transit fatalities that occurred as a result of the London terrorist bombings in 2005 and the Metrolink commuter train crash in Los Angeles in 2008. It ends by describing new safety procedures that have been put in place since the above incidents that have increased transit safety.

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Transit Pictures from Melbourne
Transit pictures from Melbourne taken during my trip to Australia from October 31 - November 13, 2010.

Reasons Why Buses Don't Have Seatbelts
This article examines why buses are not required to have seatbelts - cost, and the fact that adding seatbelts is unlikely to make travel safer.

Personal Rapid Transit - Current Systems, Outlook, and Pros and Cons
An examination of current Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) systems, pros and cons of PRT, and future prospects.

How Long Do Buses and Other Transit Vehicles Last?
This article discusses how long transit buses and other vehicles are expected to last in the United States and other countries.

All About Electric Buses - An Introduction
All about electric buses - how they work, how much they cost, the advantages and disadvantages of using them, and the prognosis for their future usage.

Gondola Lifts and Aerial Trams in Public Transportation
This article examines how gondola lifts and aerial trams, usually found only in ski resort settings, are used more broadly for public transportation.

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Transit Pictures from Sydney
Transit Pictures from My Sydney Trip, October 31 - November 13, 2010.

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Transit Follies (What Happens When Non-Transit People Plan Transit) From Detroit
This article examines two new transit proposals in Detroit, both put forward by people with no experience and transit, analyzes the proposals, and concludes that they will do nothing to help the transit dependent in the city.

Bus Interior Design: How to Select the Best Doors, Seats, Lighting, and Other Amenities
Bus Interior Design: How to Select the Best Doors, Seats, Lighting, and Other Amenities For Improved Customer and Transit Agency Satisfaction

Federal Transit Reporting Requirements: National Transit Database (NTD)
This article gives an overview of the federal requirement that transit agencies submit annual data about the number of accidents, crimes, ridership, and passenger miles to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for inclusion in the NTD (National Transit Database). Agencies gather this information either by using automated passenger counting systems (APCs) or by manually collecting the data through riding randomly selected trips.

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How Much Do Rail Transit Projects Cost to Build and Operate?
This article examines the capital costs of recent rail transit projects in the United States and Canada and describes some factors that help to explain the differences in costs.

What Is the Capacity of Different Modes of Transit?
Passenger capacities of different modes of transit, including buses & trains. Cities are cautioned against providing too much or too little capacity.

The 2015 Federal Transportation Bill - The FAST Act
In late 2015, Congress passed a new transportation bill called the FAST Act. This article discusses some of its features.

Transit in Philadelphia
An examination of transit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which is one of the top metropolitan areas for transit in the United States.

Transit in Tacoma, WA
This article describes public transportation options in the Tacoma, WA area.

July 2015 Changes to Transit Reasonable Modification Requirements
This article reviews the effect that new Reasonable Modification requirements for disabled passengers will have on American transit agencies.

Transit in Montreal, Quebec
An assessment of public transportation options in Montreal reveals it is very easy to get around the city without a car.

Transit 101: How to Read a Bus Schedule
Follow these simple techniques and you will be reading a bus schedule in no time!

How We Determine What Work Bus Drivers Will Do
The fifth in a series of five articles giving a brief overview of how bus routes and schedules get designed.

Three Ways to Improve Recruitment of Bus Drivers
This article describes the requirements of being a bus driver and how transit agencies could improve the recruitment of bus drivers by relaxing some of the requirements.

Another Aspect of On-Time Performance - Inside the Bus
This article describes how on-time performance can be affected by what goes on inside the bus as well as outside.

Technology in Transit
An article reviewing how technology, including transportation scheduling software (such as Hastus by GIRO), is used in transit.

Bus Stop Amenities - What Kinds of Things Should We Be Placing at Bus Stops?
What kind of amenities do bus stops need to attract riders?

Transit In Dayton, Ohio
An unlikely destination for transit tourism; Dayton, OH is one of a handful of American cities that still operate electric trolley buses, making it a must visit.

How Can We Increase the Farebox Recovery Ratio?
How can transit agencies increase their farebox recovery ratio?

Small City Transit Spotlight - Transit In Colorado Springs, CO
A review of transit in Colorado Springs, with a finding that latent demand suggests an increase in funding would have a beneficial effect on ridership.

Transit City of the Month for May 2015 - Mississauga, Ontario
Transit in Mississauga, Ontario - MiWay

Bus Rapid Transit - Definition and Examples
A definition of Bus Rapid Transit, including examples of successful projects, history and future trends, and advantages and disadvantages.

Five Ways to Improve Transit Passenger Security
This article describes five ways that transit systems can improve passenger safety and security.

A Common Scheduling Problem
How can we schedule bus routes when the running time does not fit with the desired headway?

Three Ways To Improve Public Participation In Public Transit
Transit agencies are often disappointed in the amount of public participation they receive. TCRP Synthesis 89 reviews strategies that transit agencies have used to successfully improve the quantity and quality of public participation, and this article boils it down to three things: identify and connect with your audience, ensure the events are interesting and engaging, and by your actions build trust and credibility in the community.

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Transit Pictures from Michigan
This gallery contains images of buses and transit from places in Michigan. Currently featured are Ann Arbor's two transit providers - the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority - and Detroit's two transit providers - SMART and the Detroit Department of Transportation.

Bus vs. Light Rail: Which Is Cheaper to Operate?
A look at the data showing the operating cost differences between the two modes of public transportation of buses and light rail. Learn which costs more.

Privatizing Public Transit: Types, Pros and Cons
This article describes the two possible ways that transit authorities could contract out to private operators and the advantages and disadvantages

Public Transportation Funding: The Basics
After defining the difference between operating and capital funding, this article describes the different ways of financially supporting transit.

The Effect of Rail Transit on Property Values
That new rail line might get you to work, but what will it do to your property values?

Solving the Last Mile Problem
How transit planners can overcome the last mile problem and get train and bus riders to their final destinations.

Transit 101: Description of the Spare Ratio
This article explains what the spare ratio is in transit, how much the spare ratio usually is, and factors that can affect the spare ratio.

Connection Between Germs and Riding Public Transit
This article examines if people who ride public transit get sick more than other people and concludes that there is insufficient evidence to answer.

How Bus Schedules Are Determined
This installment on how bus schedules are designed describes how times for the bus are calculated, and how time points are determined.

A New Kind of Transit Passenger - The Green-Passenger
Traditionally transit has recognized two distinct kinds of passengers. Recently a new kind of transit passenger has emerged - the

Bus Stigma - What It Is and How We Can Reduce It
If we are to reduce bus stigma, we need to start at the bottom – the individual passenger – rather than at the top through such efforts as lobbying.

Sustainable Transportation: Problems and Solutions
In Sustainable Transportation: Problems and Solutions, author William Black comprehensively examines the topic of sustainable transportation.

Is It Cheaper to Take Public Transit Or Drive a Car?
This article examines the relative cost of taking transit or driving a car, and emphatically concludes that taking transit is much cheaper than driving.

Transit Vehicles
In this category I will place articles about transit vehicles.

The Difference Between Capital and Operating Funding
This article describes the difference between transit capital and operating funding and why it is easier to build a subway than it is to run it.

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Review of Street Smart - The Rise of Cities
In Street Smart, Samuel Schwartz tells us interesting stories of how he made New York a better place for those without cars.

Review of Washington Metroland
Washington Metroland tells the often fascinating history of the neighborhoods surrounding the stations of the Washington Metro.

Transit Technology
In this category I will place articles discussing transit technology.

Four Ways We Could Help Protect People Waiting at Bus Stops
Four Ways We Could Help Protect People Waiting at Bus Stops

Transit 101 - What Makes a Good Transit System?
This article examines what makes a good transit system.

How We Determine Where a Bus Route Should Go
This article describes the steps to follow in determining the initial placement of a new bus route.

How Automated Passenger Counting Systems Work
Automated Passenger Counting (APC) systems are revolutionizing the transit industry by providing much more information about ridership and on-time performance than has historically been available. Read about how they work here.

Why Is Transit So Much Better In Europe?
This article explains why transit is better in Europe and Asia than it is in the United States.

Destination Signs
An article describing transit vehicle destination or headsigns.

Shared Bus / Bike Lanes
An examination of shared bus / bike lanes. Can their implementation help cities make lives better for both bus riders and bike riders?

Review of Gridlock - Congested Cities, Contested Policies
In this excellent book, John Sutton demonstrates that the only way to cure congestion is to adopt trip rationing.

Review of Protecting Transportation - Implementing Security Policies
Protecting Transportation is the only textbook you will ever need on the history of American response to terrorism.

What Happens to Old Buses when They're Retired
Obviously the bus does not disintegrate at that time. The answer is that the buses are often sold at an auction, and sometimes sold through dealerships.

Manufacturers that Make Buses
This is the third in a series or article examine how transit agencies decide on what kind of bus to purchase. This entry describes how transit agencies determine whether to buy high or low floor buses, and what manufacturer to buy from.

Hastus by GIRO Transit Scheduling Software
This article provides a brief overview of the scheduling software used in the public transit industry and then focuses on Hastus by GIRO, and includes what kind of prices you are likely to pay for Hastus. It then finishes with a short discussion of what the future is likely to hold for scheduling software packages.

How Automatic Vehicle Location Systems Work in Transit
This article describes how Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems work and how they are used in the transit industry.

Route and Schedule Planning Part I: Placement of the Bus Route
Public Transport. Page 2.

How to Write a Great Bus Schedule
The fourth part of the series in which I describe how bus routes and schedules get designed.

Public Transport
Public Transport. Page 2.

New York State Public Transit Funding Info
This is a quick overview of New York Public Transit Funding, and includes detailed information about state and local sources of transit revenue and outlays of transit revenue. An analysis of the future of California public transit funding is also presented. This article also includes an off-site link for more information.

Review of Toronto Streetcars Serve the City
This excellent book has all the full-color pictures of Toronto, Ontario, Canada streetcars that most people will ever need.

Review of Urban Access for the 21st Century
Our cities desperately need additional transportation infrastructure. But how do we pay for it? This book has the answers.

Transit Priority Measures - the Bus Bulb
This article describes an up and coming transit priority measure that has the potential to speed up local bus service - the bus bulb.

How Does Light Rail Affect Traffic Volumes?
A review of a study by University of Utah researchers that found that the University TRAX Red Light Rail Line in Salt Lake City reduced the amount of cars using the parallel arterials on 400 and 500 S.