2003 Public Transportation Fact Book
This is the 54th edition of this annual publication from the American Public Transport Association. It contains detailed statistical data on all aspects of the US public transport industry, with additional information covering Canada.
Within the 242 pages are data covering operating statistics, financial information, safety and security, modes of travel, employee statistics and environmental issues. Rail, bus, light rail and ferries are covered in the book, with definitions and classifications provided for the various types of transport system in use.
Up to five copies may be obtained free of charge; for more than five please e-mail for details of postage costs.ISSN 0149- 3132.
APTA, 1666 K Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington DC 20006, USA.
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Beyond Hidden Dangers - Railway Safety Into the 21st Century
by Stanley Hall
A follow-up to the author's previous work Hidden Dangers: Railway Safety in the Era of Privatisation published in 1999, this book looks at the current state of safety on Britain's privatised rail network. The potential implications of the fragmentation which occurred when British Rail was broken up are discussed, along with the actions taken to prevent accidents.
The book contains discussion of the causes and subsequent investigations of the high-profile accidents at Southall, Ladbroke Grove, Hatfield, Great Heck and Potters Bar, including the types of inquiry carried out.
Hall concludes that Britain's railways 'stand at a crossroads, and will not succeed without radical change'.
128 pages illustrated with 119 black and white photographs. £19·99. ISBN 0 7110 2915 6
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Barrier-Free Public Transport in Germany
Accessibility is a vital aspect of modern public transport design, and this book, which is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building & Housing, the Association of German Transport Undertakings and the VDV Promotional Group, provides detailed coverage of how operators in Germany are improving access to their services.
There is consideration of the legal and technical issues behind accessibility, the detailed design of vehicles and infrastructure, architectural aspects of station and stop design, the implementation of sales and service facilities, and passenger information provision. The many examples of accessible design from across Germany are illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams.
The 444 page book is fully bilingual in German and English. ISBN 3-87094-656-3. €58·90.
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