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anonymous
 5 years ago
How did mass transit evolve, beginning with the omnibus?
anonymous
 5 years ago
How did mass transit evolve, beginning with the omnibus?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, yeah, I know it started with the omnibus, the large carriages that shuffled people around to locations

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You could talk about the canal. It ran through Troy and my hometown on the Hudson River.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There are also the railroad cars. Albany, NY tore up their streets to produce tracks for Ironweed.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We could go really far back and talk about merchant trade from England and the ships that sailed to Philadelphia from NY.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Avenue_Coach_Lines has a great photo. Basically it replaced the railroad.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0see also http://www.CoachBuilt.com/bui/a/American_Motor_bus/American_motor_bus,htm talks about Conklin's gas powered motor bus..also in Chicago built more for comfort, not mass transit. The Chicago Stage Company, St. Louis Mtor Car Co. were all owned by Conklin @1915

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks, this is cool stuff!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's the computer...and the search engine.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I only knew about the Canal because my town had one in Saratoga Co...and you didn't need to now that.
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