The Wheels That Drove New York

A History of the New York City Transit System

  • Roger P. Roess
  • Gene Sansone

Part of the Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic book series (STTT, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-16
  2. Roger P. Roess, Gene Sansone
    Pages 1-6
  3. Roger P. Roess, Gene Sansone
    Pages 35-52
  4. Roger P. Roess, Gene Sansone
    Pages 63-87
  5. Roger P. Roess, Gene Sansone
    Pages 89-138
  6. Roger P. Roess, Gene Sansone
    Pages 139-154
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    Pages 155-178
  8. Roger P. Roess, Gene Sansone
    Pages 179-197
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    Pages 199-222
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    Pages 223-248
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    Pages 249-279
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    Pages 281-305
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    Pages 307-332
  14. Roger P. Roess, Gene Sansone
    Pages 377-410
  15. Roger P. Roess, Gene Sansone
    Pages 411-430

About this book

Introduction

The Wheels That Drove New York tells the fascinating story of how a public transportation system helped transform a small trading community on the southern tip of Manhattan island to a world financial capital that is home to more than 8,000,000 people.  From the earliest days of horse-drawn conveyances to the wonders of one of the world's largest and most efficient subways, the story links the developing history of the City itself to the growth and development of its public transit system.  Along the way, the key role played by the inventors, builders, financiers, and managers of the system are highlighted.

The Wheels That Drove New York takes us through the present day, and discusses the many challenges that the transit system has had to face over the years.  It also traces the conversion of the system from fully private operations (through the elevated railways) to the fully public system that exists today, and the problems that this transformation has created along the way.

Keywords

History of New York History of New York City Transit New York City Transit System New York Public Transportation

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger P. Roess
    • 1
  • Gene Sansone
    • 2
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of New York UniverNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.of New York UniversityPolytechnic InstituteNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30484-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30483-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30484-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8119
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8127
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