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Published by Mineta Transportation Institute, San José State University, Available through the National Technical Information Service,] in San Jose, CA, [Springfield, VA .
Written in English


  • Local transit -- Ridership -- United States.,
  • Local transit -- United States -- Marketing.,
  • Commuters -- United States -- Attitudes.

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Other titlesLessons from the most successful transit systems in the 1990s
StatementBrian Taylor ... [et al.]
SeriesMTI report -- 01-22
ContributionsTaylor, Brian D., United States. Dept. of Transportation. Research and Special Programs Administration., California. Dept. of Transportation., Mineta Transportation Institute.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 184 p. :
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23074608M
LC Control Number99201098

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