Reports with a local focus by date:
Comments on A Report
To the Council of the City of
Yes that says 1935.. but it’s still worth a read. You could change the date and the $ amounts and you would think you were reading about current debates.
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglass.
Scanned here: http://www.briem.com/files/skybus.pdf
Sometimes refered to as an early SKYBUS study. But if you want to see where a lot of the current transportation infrastructure got started. If you just read one thing, this should be it.
Light Rail Transit in
by Theodore C. Hardy, (Dir. of Planning, Construction and
Development Div., Port Authority of
Transportation Engineering Journal, Vol. 104, No. 4, July/August 1978, pp. 499-507.
No link sorry. In the Benedum/Engineering library at Pitt.
And The Location Of Advanced Technology Firms In
By James P. DeAngelis, A. G. R. Bullen, Norman P. Hummon,
Scanned here: http://www.briem.com/files/transportationadvanced.pdf (summary only)
This is for those in town who think the problem with spatial mismatch is something new.
Final Report. August 1987
Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc. with COMSIS Corporation
Prepared for Office of Planning Urban Mass Transportation Administration
Transportation Planning in
Research and Special Programs Administration
Spine Line Corridor Study.
Federal Transportation Administration
Scanned here: http://www.briem.com/files/spineline1993.pdf
If you think a Spine Line should be a priority in the future, you almost have to start with where we have been.
by Morton Coleman, David Houston and Edward K. Muller. 2000.
The definitive history of that which was known as Skybus in Allegheny County.
The Benefits of Prenatal Care: Evidence from the PAT Bus Strike
by William N. Evans. Department of Economics University of Maryland and Diana S. Lien, CNA Corporation.
and Development Plan for
Adpoted July 31, 2003
Regional Strategic Vision for Public Transportation Serving Southwestern
Executive Summary: TransitVision_ExecutiveSummary (PDF, 2.73 MB)
Full Report: TransitVision_FullReport (PDF, 21.5 MB)
Investing in our future. Addressing Pennsylvania’s Transportation Funding Crisis.
Final Report – Technical Appendix
By the Pennsylvania Transportation Funding and reform Commission.
Copy – January 2007
Online at: ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/TFRCReport/PAACFullReport.pdf
Reports with some
Transportation Policy Project Resource Guide: Case Studies, Regions Respond to Change
Surface Transportation Policy Project
Surface Infrastructure. Costs, Financing and Schedules for Large-Dollar Transportation Projects
U.S. General Accounting Office
American Public Transit Association
Mass Transit: Bus Rapid Transit Shows Promise
U.S. General Accounting Office
National Transit Database:
Bureau of Transportation Statistics:
American Public Transit Association:
Give the City Back to People: New Mobility Can Make Our Cities a Joy Again
Jernstedt, George, W.; Phares, Tom K
A book that grew out of Phares’ work on Skybus I think. I have a copy, but I it has been permanently borrowed by someone. I would like to have it back.
Metro Magazine (Public Transit)
Shawn Bennear's (now defunct) web page on Pittsburgh Transit History