http://Urbanrail.net is a great website presenting all of the subway networks of the world as well as many LRT networks as well.  For each network, if offers a standardized map, the history of the building of the lines, operating info, pictures and links.  A great starting point for research.  I recommend it to my students …

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Changing Lanes: Visions and Histories of Urban Freeways

Joseph F.C. DiMento and Cliff Ellis have written a book, "Changing Lanes: Visions and Histories of Urban Freeways," that explores how planners, engineers, and other professionals have gradually changed their views about the role of freeways. The book was published in 2012 by MTI Press. Information about the book from the publisher is here.