Sunday, November 23, 2014

The rise of @autosprawl was not a market event, but a coup.

Crain's Detroit Business: "Through the early 1950s, Detroit upgraded and expanded its bus system, rail system and highways in an effort to maintain and feed its tremendous economic growth in the postwar environment.

It all came to a stop in 1956. The Metro Detroit Streetcar Service ceased after 93 years — yet this was not a spontaneous event. In 1933, the voters of Detroit approved a subway plan, but the "state advisory board" refused to recommend construction to the federal government. "