New Book: The Aerial Crossroads of America

Friend of the TRB History Committee Daniel Rust has published a new book: The Aerial Crossroads of America From the book jacket: The history of Lambert–St. Louis International Airport is the story of American aviation. Everything that has taken place on the airport’s footprint—from Lindbergh to American Airlines, jet airliners to space travel—constitutes a microcosm …

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New Book: BART: The Dramatic History of Bay Area Rapid Transit

Michael C. Healey has a new book: "Bart: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System," (Heydey Books, 2016). From the inside cover of the book: "When BART opened in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1972, it became a catalyst for a renaissance in modern rail transit, both nationally and internationally. The …

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Job Opportunity: National Parks Historic American Engineering Record

Now Hiring: HAER Engineer (Recent Graduate) GS-801-09/11 The National Park Service's Historic American Engineering Record is hiring an Engineer for its Washington, DC office. The announcement closes Thursday, December 15, 2016. If you know any good candidates, please spread the word on the job posting: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455908000

Join Us at TRB ~ History Meetings

Below is a list of all the 2017 Annual Meeting sessions that TRB Transportation History Committee has sponsored or co-sponsored. You can view these and all sessions on  the online program. In addition, the committee has supported the Arizona DOT in creating a display on the history of transportation in Arizona. The display will be …

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Parking & Strategic Urban Planning

A new paper explores the changing emphasis on parking within strategic urban planning, using Melbourne as an example. Elizabeth Jean Taylor and Reuben van Bemmel-Misrachi, "The elephant in the scheme: Planning for and around car parking in Melbourne, 1929–2016," Land Use Policy, Volume 60, January 2017, Pages 287-297. Abstract: A relatively recent body of literature …

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