February 2019 Academic Island Press

Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit Christof Spieler

Using appealing visuals, Trains, Buses, People is intended for non-experts — it will help any citizen, professional, or policymaker with a vested interest evaluate a transit proposal and understand what makes transit effective. While the book is built on data, it has a strong point of view. Spieler takes an honest look at what makes good and bad transit and is not afraid to look at what went wrong. He explains broad concepts, but recognizes all of the technical, geographical, and political difficulties of building transit in the real world. In the end, Trains, Buses, People shows what is possible with the right tools to build good transit.