Video: History of Transportation Regulation – Part 1

Dr. James Brent at SJSU has produced a 4-part video series that traces the evolution of transportation regulation in the United States. The 4 parts will be posted to Moving History over the course of this week. See Part 1 below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85LHcyeQu6I -Thanks to Asha Weinstein Agrawal & James Brent for this post.

102-Year-Old Bicycle Shop in NYC

This article by Sasha von Oldershausen for the New York Times asks the question "Could New York finally become a bike city?" Bellitte Bicycles, a shop that opened in 1918 amid the Spanish flu pandemic has witnessed spikes in bicycle sales over the last century that have corresponded with national crises including the Great Depression …

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TRB’s Reponse to 9/11 Attacks

The following is an original piece by Robert E. Skinner, Jr., executive director of TRB, 1994-2015, written for Moving History: The ongoing Covid 19 pandemic is the latest societal upheaval to present severe health, security, and economic challenges to the United States and much of the world at large.  In outline, it most closely resembles …

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Empires of the Sky

This article, a book review written by Keith O'Brien and published by the New York Times is a review of the new book by Alexander Rose entitled Empires of the Sky: Zeppelins, Airplanes, and Two Men's Epic Duel to Rule the World. The book tackles the period in world history where Zeppelins and Airplanes competed …

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Henry Ford, Alan Nevins, and the Making of History

The following is an original piece by Dan Albert written for Moving History: Literally hundreds of histories of the Model T, its inventor, and the company behind it have been written. The outlines of the story are well known: a genius inventor created the perfect car for a newly motorizing nation. He introduced the modern …

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An abridged history of the Transbay Transit Center over the years

This article, published by Curbed San Francisco, explores the history of the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco through a detailed timeline. From its initial opening in 1939, the center has gone through more than 80 years of changes. -Thanks to Asha Weinstein Agrawal for this post.