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Urban mass transit, 1955-1980

Identifier: MS2064 Series 3

Scope and Contents note

This is the largest series in the collection. It contains reports, memoranda, correspondence, and journals from the beginning of Rechel's private consulting career through the next two decades of work.

There is material dealing with the Economic and Financial Issues of various forms of mass transit planning, management and implementation, including economic analyses for different transit issues in the United States and abroad. Also included is information on the Capital Grants programs and governmental support for all levels of transit operations.

Additionally, there is material dealing with General Transit Issues, including surveys of selected urban areas of the United States and Brazil. Also addressed are forms of intermodal transportation for the moving of industrial goods, specifically containerized forms of shipping. Safety concerns in transit planning, and strategic management and resource development techniques are among some of the other key subjects highlighted in the sub-series.

Finally, there is material devoted to the Issues of Highways and Motor Vehicles. This includes the pros and cons of toll highway development and usage, motor vehicle safety, fuel costs for passenger vehicle commuting, and regulations for taxi's.

The records are contained in six document boxes and are arranged alphabetically.


  • 1955-1980


Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.


From the Collection: 4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Physical Description note

3 Linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America