In The Architectural League’s online publication, Urban Omnibus, Marron Research Scholar Eric Goldwyn reviews three recently published, transit-focused books.
Rights in Transit by Kafui Attoh
Goldwyn: Kafui Attoh expands the discussion about transportation equity and justice by invoking civil rights and equal access, and emphasizing how transit allows people to realize the richness of urban life regardless of race, class, gender, religion, or ability.
Policing the Open Road by Sarah Seo
Goldwyn: As more Americans purchased cars, she argues, judges reinterpreted old laws through the lens of the automobile, legislators enacted new driving regulations, and police chiefs around the country argued for more officers and greater powers.
Better Buses, Better Cities by Steven Higashide
Goldwyn: A transit advocate and researcher, Higashide makes the leap from ridership projections and corridor analyses to recognize the transformative potential of buses to improve people’s lives.