Upgrading transit for the twenty-first century

Steven E. Polzin, Daniel Sperling

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In the United States, cars have increased their dominance over public transit. Overall, transit accounts for only about 2 percent of passenger trips in the United States and about 1 percent of passenger miles. Even in the developing world, transit has lost market share to cars. Public transit is struggling. As the world changes, public transit needs to reinvent itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThree Revolutions
Subtitle of host publicationSteering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future
PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781610919067
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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