Friday, July 1, 2016

Introducing the TransportiCA Book Club!

Beginning today (01 July), TransportiCA is proud to launch our new book club.  Selections will be true to our mission of sustainable transportation, and will cover a variety of additional and related transportation elements: infrastructure and resiliency, transit-oriented development, smart growth and smart cities, shared mobility services, intelligent transportation systems, and many others!

Each month, when we announce the selection, we will also have a contest consisting of three questions pertaining to the book's content.  Whoseever name is drawn with all three correct answers will win a signed copy of the selection from it's author.  (And remember, this contest is NOT limited to U.S. residents; we all benefit from global insights, and TransportiCA greatly appreciates our followers abroad.)

For our first book club selection, we are very excited to select "Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City" by Berkeley+UCLA law professor Ethan Elkind, J.D.  

"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. Ethan Elkind brings this important story to life by showing how ambitious local leaders zealously advocated for rail transit and ultimately persuaded an ambivalent electorate and federal leaders to support their vision" (UC Press).

Ethan N. Elkind researches and writes on climate change law and policy with a joint appointment at UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA School of Law.

Again, we are excited to launch the TransportiCA book club, and look forward to hearing your thoughts on the selection, and its amazing content.


Greg Justice

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