Book (thesis) of the Month: The development and implementation of the Access Link Program at New Jersey Transit by Brian N. Tobin

In 1992, New Jersey Transit began providing complementary paratransit service in response to a mandate within the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Access Link serves as an example of a deliberate, comprehensive, locally-minded response to a national civil rights challenge. Through document evaluation and oral interviews, this paper analyzes the requirements, stories, and…

Video of the Month: Max Ward (1989)

Wardair was Canada’s third largest airline when it was absorbed by Canadian Airlines (1989). “This documentary tells the story of Max Ward, a former bush pilot whose company grew to become one of the major airlines in Canada. A study of entrepreneurship, the film focuses on Ward himself, depicting his distinctive style of hands-on management.…

TRB Annual meeting – getting ready for Tuesday

Tuesday will be a jam-packed for historians. Also, don’t forget to attend our annual committee meeting at 13:00. See you there. Tuesday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM Lectern Session 470 From Boom to Boom and Beyond: The History of Bicycle Transportation and Planning in the United States, 1890s to the Present Bradley Flamm, West Chester University,…

TRB Annual meeting – Daily update

We sure hope that all of you attending the annual meeting had a pleasant trip to chilly D.C. In my case, as was the case of many others, it was nice to warm up as Washington is a nice +5 Fahrenheit (that is 18 degrees warmer than my hometown Montreal). Some of you might have…

TRB’s 97th annual meeting starts Sunday

The 97th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board starts Sunday. The Standing Committee on Transportation History  will be posting on Moving History  everyday some of the sessions that those of you who are attending might wish to attend the following day. For now safe travels and bundle up, it’s going to be chilly one…