Highway of Tomorrow?

Check out the recent San Francisco Chronicle article “When the Bayshore Freeway was the Bay Area’s ‘Highway of Tomorrow’.” The article looks back at the San Francisco Bay Area community’s mixed response to the opening of a newfangled freeway in 1947/48. ~Thanks to Asha W. Agrawal for this post

New Paper: Historic Vehicles

“Historic vehicles: an overview from a transport policy perspective,” by Araghi, Yashar, Bert Van Wee, and Maarten Kroesen, in Transport Reviews (vol. 37, no 5,, 2017), pp. 571 – 589 Abstract: “Historic vehicles (HVs) are the heritage of road transport that have surprisingly received little attention in the academic literature. This study presents an overview…

Rail Transport: Chicago Bottleneck?

This post by the noted economic historian Adam Tooze looks at the bottlenecks caused by Chicago’s rail infrastructure which is increasingly challenged by the growing and enormous volume of goods that pass through Chicago en route to other parts of the country. While his interest is not principally historical, Tooze gives several examples, with photographs,…