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The History and Future of Public Transportation

Public transportation, whether it’s buses, railways, or cars, does a lot to connect communities to one another. The following books look back at how far public transportation has come. Many of them also look forward to how much more public transportation can do through urban planning to uplift communities and make our lives more convenient. When it comes to public transportation history and its future, these books are fascinating accounts of where we’ve been and where we can go.


Ashley Holstrom is a book person, designing them and writing about them for Book Riot. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color.