Resource: Southern California Roads

The Southern California Regional Rocks and Roads Page has a great deal of information to offer for those interested in Southern California highway history. Major highways such as former US 99 (Golden State Highway), US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway), and the Ridge Route are covered in great detail with online tours. Additional…

Road’s Impact on the U.S. Economy and Way of Life

Check out the recently posted webpage related to a poster presentation for the TRB history committee at the annual conference in January, Contributions and Crossroads: Our National Road Systems Impact on the U.S. Economy and Way of Life. It includes the final report, and an 8-minute mini-documentary. Soon to be posted will be an additional…

SanFran Transit History: Not Simply Cable Cars

Check out historic photos that capture the evolution of the SF Muni bus. This on-line article from the San Francisco Chronicle presents 43 photos and a video of transit vehicles going back to 1912. “The earliest one dates from 1918, showing the first gasoline bus introduced by The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. It crossed Golden…

Cable Car Museum

If you are visiting San Francisco, you might enjoy a visit to the Cable Car Museum. This small museum presents artifacts and pictures that illustrate the history of this iconic transit system. ~Thanks to Asha W. Agrawal for this post