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Oakland

(Encyclopedia) Oakland, city (1990 pop. 372,242), seat of Alameda co., W Calif., on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay; inc. 1852. Together with San Francisco and San Jose, the city comprises the…

Underground Railroads

A short history of subterranean transport in America by Dan Shafto The interior of a women's car on the early New York subway. Modern systems not only integrate the sexes, but also modes of…

rapid transit

(Encyclopedia) rapid transit, transportation system designed to allow passenger travel within or throughout an urban area, usually employing surface, elevated, or underground railway systems or some…

mass transit

(Encyclopedia) mass transit, public transportation systems designed to move large numbers of passengers. Types and Advantages Mass transit refers to municipal or regional public shared…

San Francisco

(Encyclopedia) San Francisco sn frnss´k, city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which…