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The Implosion of Public Transit and the Case for an Infinite Game
ISBN 13: 9798733746876
As cities grapple with traffic congestion, parking, and air quality, the survival of effective public transit is a growing concern for elected officials and urban planners. No amount of clever marketing or freeway expansion can remedy a situation that has been developing for decades. In The Implosion of Public Transit and the Case for an Infinite Game, Khaled Shammout argues that transit agencies face an existential crisis that can be addressed only through a fundamental re-imagining of their purpose, planning, and day-to-day operations. Drawing on more than 26 years’ experience as a transit professional, Shammout explains how an expanded sense of mission and targeted use of both existing and emerging technologies can save the nation’s mass transportation systems. In a style accessible to transit professionals and casual readers alike, he maps a way to a sustainable operational model that can produce better service that increases ridership and actually builds healthier communities.