part of Mass Transit system
aka Tram, Light Rail
- http://www.ejnet.org/rachel/rehw439.htm According to historian Marty Jezer (and Congressional hearings held in 1974), between 1920 and 1955, General Motors bought up more than 100 electric Mass Transit systems in 45 cities, allowed them to deteriorate, and then replaced them with rubber-tired, diesel-powered buses.
- not true (2015-05-07) The Real Story Behind The Demise Of America's Once-mighty Streetcars
- more3 Mass Transit systems produce good numbers in New York City and nowhere else. The reason: New York's system (rail and buses) attracted 30.8 percent of commuters in 2006. San Francisco-OakLand, Boston Ma, and Chicago were next in line but way back with 13.1 percent, 12.3 percent, and 12.2 percent.
- pro-rail post (and another), in context of Barack Obama Economic Stimulus plans.