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The Resource Railtown : the fight for the Los Angeles metro rail and the future of the city, Ethan N. Elkind

Railtown : the fight for the Los Angeles metro rail and the future of the city, Ethan N. Elkind

Label
Railtown : the fight for the Los Angeles metro rail and the future of the city
Title
Railtown
Title remainder
the fight for the Los Angeles metro rail and the future of the city
Statement of responsibility
Ethan N. Elkind
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The familiar image of Los Angeles as a metropolis built for the automobile is crumbling. Traffic, air pollution, and sprawl motivated citizens to support urban rail as an alternative to driving, and the city has started to reinvent itself by developing compact neighborhoods adjacent to transit. As a result of pressure from local leaders, particularly with the election of Tom Bradley as mayor in 1973, the Los Angeles Metro Rail gradually took shape in the consummate car city. Railtown presents the history of this system by drawing on archival documents, contemporary news accounts, and interviews with many of the key players to provide critical behind-the-scenes accounts of the people and forces that shaped the system
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elkind, Ethan N.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Local transit
  • Urban transportation
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Local transit
  • Urban transportation
  • California
Label
Railtown : the fight for the Los Angeles metro rail and the future of the city, Ethan N. Elkind
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Bureaucratic Paper Shuffling and Jurisdictional Squabbling
  • 4. Henry Waxman's Hot Air
  • 5. Tunnel Stiffs, Fires, and Sinkholes
  • 6. The Wish List
  • 7. A Knife in the Seat
  • 8. Of Race and Rail
  • 9. Switching Tracks
  • 10. Subway to the Sea
  • Conclusion: The Future of Los Angeles Rail and the American City
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Once and Future Railtown
  • 1. An Eighteen-Month Promise
  • 2. The New Mulholland
Control code
ocn868963746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520957206
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 530013
  • 22573/ctt4kf2wk
  • eb98426e-3a75-46b9-a6aa-ca757e030903
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868963746
Label
Railtown : the fight for the Los Angeles metro rail and the future of the city, Ethan N. Elkind
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Bureaucratic Paper Shuffling and Jurisdictional Squabbling
  • 4. Henry Waxman's Hot Air
  • 5. Tunnel Stiffs, Fires, and Sinkholes
  • 6. The Wish List
  • 7. A Knife in the Seat
  • 8. Of Race and Rail
  • 9. Switching Tracks
  • 10. Subway to the Sea
  • Conclusion: The Future of Los Angeles Rail and the American City
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Once and Future Railtown
  • 1. An Eighteen-Month Promise
  • 2. The New Mulholland
Control code
ocn868963746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520957206
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 530013
  • 22573/ctt4kf2wk
  • eb98426e-3a75-46b9-a6aa-ca757e030903
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868963746

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