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Rat Race Taxi

Description: Photograph of a 1959 Chevy taxi parked off a road in Abilene, TX. On the trunk of the taxi is a large poster advertisement persuading commuters to take a taxi instead of driving their personal vehicles. The poster lists reasons taking a cab is a better choice than driving on your own.
Date: 1959
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[News Script: Council hikes bus fares]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a city council decision to allow the Fort Worth Transit Company to raise bus fares in the city.
Date: November 15, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Transit hearing]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a public city council hearing at Dallas City Hall on a proposal for a new transit fare system and the replacement of streetcars with buses in downtown Dallas.
Date: July 6, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Denton Traction Company Transfer Ticket]

Description: Transfer ticket for the Denton Traction Company, a system of streetcars. Instructions on the ticket say "Good only for continuous passage at transfer point - Northwest Corner of Public Square - on first connecting car after time and on date punched in margin."
Date: [..1918]
Creator: Denton Arts Council
Partner: Denton Public Library

Peer grouping and performance measurement to improve rural and urban transit in Texas

Description: "Rural and small urban transit systems in Texas will become even more important with predicted changes in population trends. Rural demographic trends indicate growth in the number of persons age 65 and over coupled with a decrease in population density. Small urban area trends indicate substantial population growth and broadened geographic boundaries, yet resources to provide rural and small urban transit are limited. Therefore, transit managers find it is increasingly important to maximize service efficiency and effectiveness. The purpose of this research was to identify peer groups, performance benchmarks, and strategies used by successful transit providers to achieve high performance. The research project identifies peer groups based on the transit environment within which each agency operates, so that agencies can be compared to other operators who face similar environments. Peer group effectiveness and efficiency performance are examined within and between rural and urban peer groups, and high performers are identified for case studies. Through the case studies, key attributes are identified for achieving high operating efficiency and/or effectiveness. Performance strategies are categorized to provide transit providers with transferrable information to improve performance and increase the return on transit investment."
Date: September 2010
Creator: Arndt, Jeffrey C.; Edrington, Suzie; Sandidge, Matthew; Quadrifoglio, Luca & Perkins, Judy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Buses]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about buses in Dallas running as usual despite the Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregation on city buses.
Date: April 24, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Dallas transit]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a plan to sell half of the Dallas Transit Company to the drivers and other employees of the company.
Date: February 20, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

2013 Texas Transit Statistics

Description: "This 2013 report provides detailed comparisons of annualized fiscal year (FY) 2012 and 2013 data along with the monthly FY 2013 transit statistics."
Date: March 2014
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Improvements to Truck Volume Assignments and Public Transportation Benefits Methodologies in TTI's Urban Mobility Report

Description: This is a report on Texas A&M Transportation Institute's often-cited Urban Mobility Report in relation to transportation decision-makers with urban-area congestion statistics and trends. The report seeks to investigate the Urban Mobility Reports methodology assumptions related to the daily volume distributions and possible methodology improvements.
Date: August 2013
Creator: Eisele, William L.; Schrank, David L.; Kang, Dong Hun; Polzin, Steven E. & Chu, Xuehao
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rat Race Bus

Description: Photograph of a bus stopped in front of an Army recruiting center in downtown Abilene, TX. On the side of the bus are several advertisements for local entertainment. Also on the bus is an advertisement persuading commuters to ride public transportation buses instead of driving their personal vehicles.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Rat Race Bus

Description: Photograph of a bus stopped at a bus stop near an intersection in downtown Abilene, TX. On the side of the bus are several advertisements for sports and television shows. In the middle is an advertisement persuading commuters to use bus public transportation instead of driving their personal vehicles.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Rat Race Buses

Description: Photograph of a Greyhound bus in Abilene, TX. On the front of the bus is an advertisement persuading commuters to ride a public bus instead of driving their personal vehicles. The bus is manufactured by General Motors and has Texas license plates.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Greyhound Bus

Description: Photograph of a man, wearing suit and tie, standing in front of a Greyhound Bus parked in Abilene, TX. The bus has license plates from various states, including Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming.
Date: 1980
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Greyhound Bus

Description: Photograph of a man, wearing suit and tie, standing in front of a Greyhound Bus parked in Abilene, TX. The bus has license plates from various states, including Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Date: 1980
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Rat Race Taxi

Description: Photograph of a taxi parked off a road in Abilene, TX. On the trunk of the taxi is a large poster advertisement persuading commuters to take a taxi instead of driving their personal vehicles. The poster lists reasons taking a cab is a better choice than driving on your own.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Greyhound Bus

Description: Photograph of a man, wearing suit and tie, standing in front of a Greyhound Bus parked in Abilene, TX. The bus is bound for Memphis, TN. Another person who's face is not viewable, is entering the bus through the right front door.
Date: 1980
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Rat Race Buses

Description: Photograph of a fleet of Greyhound passenger buses parked in a lot in Abilene, TX. The buses all boast advertisement posters on the front persuading travelers to ride a bus instead of driving their cars. Also, above the bus lot, on large billboards, are advertisements for a television station and other products.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas Transit Statistics, September 2011

Description: "The information presented in this report is a tabulation of the data provided by transit systems throughout the State of Texas. Information on public transportation grants was provided by the Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Texas Department of Transportation."
Date: September 2011
Creator: Texas. Public Transportation Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The value of public transportation for improving the quality of life for the rural elderly

Description: "This report focuses on non-medical transportation; medical transportation is addressed in the literature and is more widely available to the elderly. Because expanded rural transportation systems likely will be funded by taxpayers, an understanding of their preferences and willingness-to-pay for non-medical transportation options is essential."
Date: July 2012
Creator: Mjelde, James W.; Dudensing, Rebekka; Cherrington, Linda Kay; Yanhong, Jin; Israel, Alicia A. & Chen, Junyi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Transportation and Tourism: Final Report

Description: Report exploring the link between transportation and tourism in Texas. A session on transit and tourism was organized and conducted as part of the 2012 Texas Transit Conference. Session participants discussed additional research needs, outreach activities, and possible demonstration projects.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Turnbull, Katherine F. & Griffin, Greg P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conference on performance measures for transportation and livable communities : summary of work performed

Description: "This report summarizes the work performed and results achieved in planning and implementing this conference. The aim of this project was to plan and conduct a workshop or conference on transportation and livability performance measures, involving researchers and transportation practitioners from different agencies in the U.S."
Date: June 2012
Creator: Ramani, Tara L. & Turnbull, Katherine F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department