What the Guidebook is all about.
Take a look into what inspired me to begin the Global Transit Guidebook & scan through the guidebook’s history & milestones. You can also view a list of focus posts, which hones in on specific subject matters that relate to transit (such as funding). If this is your first time visiting, I ask that your please read through the Legal Stuff section.
- About HARTride 2012 (the guidebook’s administrator).
- Team members & guidebook contributors.
- Guidebook history & milestones.
- Spotlight posts (dealing with specific subject matters relating to transit).
- Legal Stuff (including community guidelines).
- Site Map (coming soon).
The Mission of The Global Transit Guidebook
Over the years, my stand-alone blog has evolved into a full-fledged website, providing a unique perspective on public transportation. My mission is to go beyond just professing my love for public transportation, it is to fulfill three basic principles, as stated below…
To help fulfill this mission; I am able to inform current and potential transit customers – as well as transit fans, supporters, and advocates – about how vital public transportation is through history, photos, and information. This includes practical and current rider information for the geographical regions that I cover.
There are several components to all this; but I’ll sum things up into three simple phrases by which I go by: Transit Enthusiast, Transit Rider, & Transit Advocate.
This principle is fulfilled by taking photos of transit in action; from bus fleets to transit centers, to special events that showcase the best of transit. Through this, I am also able to share historical information and photos to showcase how various public transit systems were in the past.
This principle is fulfilled by using public transit wherever possible, and as often as possible – even when I travel to other cities. Thus, I’m able to provide transit information from the rider’s perspective and document unique transit experiences along the way. I am then able to help illustrate how people can implement public transit in their daily commutes.
This principle is fulfilled by informing current and potential transit customers alike as to how vital public transit is to their communities, why we all should support and use transit, and why local, state, and federal governments should pay more attention to – and better fund – transit agencies, networks, and projects.
Be sure to spread the word about my website! Tell your friends! 😀