A Brief History of Transit in California
A compendium of California's public transit history in book form, A Brief History of Transit in California is the product of a collaboration between the Association and Elizabeth Deakin, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley.
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In addition to an overview of transit history in California and across the nation, the book includes chapters on:
- The role of the federal government in transit
- Funding for transit in California
- Linkages between transit and urban development
- The growing importance of social and environmental considerations in providing transit service
- Institutional arrangements for transit provision
- What transit might look like in the future
An appendix to the book includes ten of papers authored by students at UC Berkeley, including:
- Proposition 13: The Case of AC Transit
- Improving the Pedestrian Experience to Transit
- History of Bay Area Transit Agencies and Regional Coordination
- Recent Trends in Transit Worker Wages and Benefits
- History of BRT in California: Los Angeles and the Bay Area
- Ridesharing: A Revisit to American Jitneys a Century Later
- Big Transit in Little Berkeley
- Early Rail Rapid Transit Proposals for Los Angeles
- Factors Influencing Public Transit Ridership among San Francisco County Residents
- The San Diego Trolley: The Little Light Rail That Could