Chapter 13.10 Urban Transportation

Most trips in the U.S. are by private motor vehicles.

development of urban transportation

The invention of the railroad in the nineteenth century enabled people to live in the suburbs and work in the central city.

motor vehicles

Until twentieth century, the growth of suburbs was constrained by poor transportation.

public transit

In larger cities, transportation is better suited than motor vehicles to moving large numbers of people, because each traveler takes up far less space.
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US transportation Oil use

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Percentage of US population that uses public transport

Record Number of Americans Used Public Transportation in 2013
Urban Mobility