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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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Date: 1980
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Item Type: Report
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
Item Type: Report
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.
Item Type: Report
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.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Remember the Good Old Times Back in 1906-1907 [Newspaper Article]

Description: A "Mineral Wells Index" newspaper article, dated 1933, it is titled: "Remember the Good Old Days Back in 1906-1907", showing two views of Elmhurst Park. One view shows an automobile and streetcar at the entrance; and the other shows the casino located in the park, with the lake in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Port Arthur Interurban Train]

Description: Photograph of a Port Arthur Traction Company Interurban train in Port Arthur, TX. The car is labeled with the words, "Port Arthur Traction Co." It is car number 101. The car is loaded with passengers traveling through downtown.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Beaumont Trolley Car]

Description: Photograph of a trolley car in Beaumont, Texas. The car has a domed roof. The car is light on top and dark on the bottom half. Windows line the sides and front and rear of the car. The word "Beaumont" is painted on the front. Power lines are running above the car.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Beaumont Trolley in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a trolley car traveling from Port Arthur, TX to Pear Ridge, TX. The car is attached by a long, diagonal pole to an electrical wire above it. The side of the car is lined in windows. Two of the windows are open. The side reads, "Beaumont, Pear Ridge, Port Arthur." The edge of a station platform is to the left of the trolley.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Trolley Cars in Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of four trolley cars in downtown Port Arthur, TX. The cars are square with a dome roof. They have two large windows on either end and each side wall has a row of windows. Large of crowds of people are standing on downtown sidewalks by the trolley cars. A line of electrical poles is running to their left alongside the tracks. The first building on the left is clearly marked as a billiards hall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Interurban Trolley Terminal]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Traction Company trolley terminal and office. The terminal is located on Houston Avenue. One trolley is in the terminal. A group of people is standing outside the terminal. A bicycle is leaned against a pole outside the terminal.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Interior of Interurban Trolley]

Description: Photograph of the interior of a Port Arthur Traction Company trolley car. Padded wicker chairs line the sides of the car. Along path is clear down the middle of the trolley. The windows all have shades pulled about a one-third of the way down.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library