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CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CRIME AND CRIMINALS : TRANSPORTATION: TROLLEY TRAIN SUBWAY LIGHT RAIL BUS CITY: Crime on Urban Transit Systems and Light Rail: Baltimore, Maryland and Portland, Oregon and MORE

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    CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CRIME AND CRIMINALS : TRANSPORTATION: TROLLEY TRAIN SUBWAY LIGHT RAIL BUS CITY: Crime on Urban Transit Systems and Light Rail: Baltimore,
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      CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CRIME AND CRIMINALS :
      TRANSPORTATION: TROLLEY TRAIN SUBWAY LIGHT RAIL BUS CITY:
      Crime on Urban Transit Systems and Light Rail:
      Baltimore, Maryland and Portland, Oregon and MORE


      WEBBIB0708


      A discussion on the LRPPro Light Rail Progress Professional List
      discussion group on Yahoo Groups started with San Diego, California and
      one of my favorite posters (covering all lists I am on), Edward Havens,
      noted with a source link provided about crime being an issue in Baltimore,
      Maryland and in Portland, Oregon. I used these two cities in my response
      in which I show for both cities the pattern of news on this issue found
      using Google News Archives. Some of the content in Google News Archive
      requires fee payment to view the full text. However, major public
      libraries, public libraries with database access funded by their state
      like Access Pa in Pennsylvania and most academic libraries will have
      access to one or more major newspaper database full text where the full
      text of some of the newspapers indexed by Google News Archive may be
      viewed at no cost to the user who has access to the library databases at
      home or at the library.


      LRPPro Light Rail Progress Professional List
      <http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/LRPPro/>

      Archives are for members only.
      Membership subject to approval.


      Google News Archive Search
      <http://news.google.com/archivesearch?ie=UTF-8&tab=wn>

      Selected Fee Based Newspaper Databases with Full Text

      Lexis-Nexis

      Access World News

      World News Connection

      EBSCO Newspaper Database

      DIGLOG Papers Database [Various full text newspaper files]
      <http://library.dialog.com/bluesheets/html/blf.html>

      ProQuest Direct


      One of the reasons I enjoy the posts of Edward Havens so greatly is that
      he is responsible for a daily publication regarding news about the
      Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) entitled "SEPTA
      News in Brief" sent daily to the Yahoo Groups discussion group from his
      home in Tuscon, Arizona. The posts not only contain news of SEPTA that is
      current and links to the media coverage of same, but also rich information
      about trolley and train history in the past with links to incredible
      photographs that come in most cases from other members on this list that
      are posted to the internet on websites such as New York Subways that has
      rail coverage for all United States and World cities as well and coverage
      that is extensive for New York City. Edward Havens also includes major
      traction developments in other cities of the world in his Septa News in
      Brief and in other posting to Philly_Traction and other lists.


      Philly_Traction
      <http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Philly_Traction/>

      NYCSubway
      <http://www.nycsubway.org/>

      NYCSubway International Coverage
      <http://world.nycsubway.org/>


      In addition, it should be noted that Dennis Linsky's content is often
      featured on Net-Gold. Dennis Linsky is also a very frequent poster to
      Philly_Traction and his knowledge of Philadelphia transportation, not to
      mention transportation systems in other cities in encyclopedic.


      Dennis Linsky on Net-Gold
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Net-Gold/msearch?
      query=linsky&submit=Search&charset=windows-1252>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/28p6ln>


      My mouth frequently drops in amazement at the content shared by Edward
      Havens and by Dennis Linsky and I must also confess that I have for a long
      time seen a bit of humor in SEPTA News in Brief coming from Tuscon,
      Arizona, but the electronic information age and the internet make such
      entirely more than possible, indeed most of what Edward Havens shares is
      probably not known by most SEPTA employees and administrators, not to
      mention the history that Dennis Linsky knows.


      There is a message below all of this, but in case some are wondering why
      so much trolley list information and traction information in general
      appears on this list, it should be stated that I think that rail
      transportation within all urban areas and between cities and states is one
      major part of the solution to the global warming, climate crisis, and
      energy shortage situations the World finds itself in today, not to mention
      the problems of polution caused by petroleum fuels. One matter of history
      can be tracked on Trolley, Commuter Rail and Light Rail discussion groups
      is the plot of National City Lines under the guidance and funding of
      General Motors to lead all over the United States, Canada and beyond the
      "rail to rubber" conversion as it was called in Philadelphia. This part
      of history looks very bad in the world today as very expensive conversion
      from rubber to rail is beginning to occur worldwide. General Motors sold
      far more buses than it could have otherwise with the clandestine efforts
      of National City Lines, but now is completely out of the bus business in
      today's world. Traction and light rail lists including the two mentioned
      above are rich sources for information about the history of rail to rubber
      conversion in the forties, fifties and sixties in which those old
      fashioned and outdated trolley lines were replaced. Well the route 15 in
      Philadelphia with those old trolleys running and the trolley services in
      San Francisco, both using reconditioned and rebuilt trolley cars are good
      examples of the falseness of the idea old trolleys are obsolete. Indeed a
      bus may survive for seven years, give or take, trolleys are capable of
      quite a few decades of service if properly maintained.


      National City Lines from TRIS
      <http://ntlsearch.bts.gov/tris/search.do?new=&z=10&s=
      yr&o=1&b1=1&d=tr&t1=%22National+city+lines%22&f1=0&submit=Search>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/26qbgo>


      TRIS is a bibliographic database funded by sponsors of the Transportation
      Research Board (TRB), primarily the state departments of transportation
      and selected federal transportation agencies. TRIS Online is hosted by the
      National Transportation Library under a cooperative agreement between the
      Bureau of Transportation Statistics and TRB.

      National City Lines from Google Scholar
      <http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=%
      22national+city+lines%22+&hl=en&lr=&btnG=Search>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/25x2ln>


      National City Lines from Google Books
      <http://books.google.com/books?tab=sp&sa=N&q=
      %22national+city+lines%22+&hl=en&lr=&btnG=Search>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/27p8lm>


      National City Lines from SCIRUS
      <http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/search?q=
      national+city+lines&ds=jnl&ds=nom&t=phrase&g=s&t=all>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/2u8fux>



      SEPTA [Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority]
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEPTA>


      =========================================



      Here is my post to LRPPro regarding crime in urban transit, and these
      problems need to be aggressively addressed to provide greater viability
      to urban commuter rail and all public transportation.


      =========================================


      Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 08:13:59 -0500 (EST)
      From: David P. Dillard <jwne@...>
      To: LRPPro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [LRPPro] San Diego - LRT Crime Issues



      I have heard about this problem elsewhere in the Baltimore commuter rail
      services including light rail, possibly from you in earlier posts. More
      importantly, so has Google News Archive:

      Results 1 - 10 of about 492 for crime and baltimore and "light rail"

      <http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=crime+and+baltimore+and+%
      22light+rail%22&btnG=Search+Archives&ie=UTF-8&um=1>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/338mnq>


      There is also a substantial, indeed larger, body of articles on this topic to
      be found about Portland.

      <http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=crime+and+portland+and+%
      22light+rail%22&btnG=Search+Archives&ie=UTF-8&um=1>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/3acuuw>


      Taking Portland as an example, and realizing that some, perhaps, much
      duplication of records will occur, it may also be valuable to look for crime
      and cities in the context of the search phrase "public transportation" to get a
      bigger picture that includes commuter rail transportation, using here Baltimore
      as an example:


      Results 1 - 10 of about 636 for crime and baltimore and "public
      transportation".

      <http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=crime+and+baltimore+and+%
      22public+transportation%22&btnG=Search+Archives&ie=UTF-8&um=1>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/3627s7>


      This search in the TRIS database

      (kw:city OR kw:cities OR kw:urban) AND kw:crime AND (kw:light kw:rail)

      <http://ntlsearch.bts.gov/tris/search.do?new=&z=10&s=yr&o=
      1&b1=1&d=tr&t1=%28city+or+cities+or+urban%29+and+crime+and+%
      28light+rail%29&f1=0&submit=Search>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/2jqn4b>

      TRIS is a bibliographic database funded by sponsors of the Transportation
      Research Board (TRB), primarily the state departments of transportation and
      selected federal transportation agencies. TRIS Online is hosted by the National
      Transportation Library under a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of
      Transportation Statistics and TRB.



      Finds these results


      Fare Evasion in Light Rail Systems
      AN: 01049737
      Journal: Public Transport International, Vol. 56 No. 2
      Year: 2007

      Database: TRIS Online


      Sustainable City IV. Urban Regeneration and Sustainability
      AN: 01042584
      Conference: 4th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and
      Sustainability (The Sustainable City)
      Corp. Authors/Publisher: WIT Press
      Year: 2006

      Database: TRIS Online


      JOURNEYS TO CRIME: ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF A LIGHT RAIL LINE ON CRIME IN THE
      NEIGHBORHOODS
      AN: 00963074
      Authors: Liggett, R; Loukaitou-Sideris, A; Iseki, H
      Journal: Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 6 No. 3
      Corp. Authors/Publisher: Center for Urban Transportation Research; Center for
      Urban Transportation Research
      Year: 2003
      Document: http://www.uctc.net/papers/614.pdf;
      http://www.nctr.usf.edu/jpt/jptv6n3.htm
      Database: TRIS Online
      Bus and Bus Stop Designs Related to Perceptions of Crime
      AN: 01019017
      Authors: Lusk, Anne
      Corp. Authors/Publisher: Federal Transit Administration; Ann Arbor
      Transportation Authority; Great Lakes Center for Truck and Transit Research
      Year: 2001
      Document:
      http://www.calstart.org/programs/brt/new/Buses_and_Bus_Stops_A_Visual_Approach.pdf
      Database: TRIS Online


      TWELVE ANTI-TRANSIT MYTHS: A CONSERVATIVE CRITIQUE
      AN: 00822904
      Authors: Weyrich, P M; Lind, W S
      Corp. Authors/Publisher: Free Congress Foundation
      Year: 2001

      Database: TRIS Online


      SAFETY MANAGEMENT INFORMATION STATISTICS (SAMIS) 1999 ANNUAL REPORT
      AN: 00811824
      Corp. Authors/Publisher: Volpe National Transportation Systems Center; Federal
      Transit Administration
      Year: 2001
      Document: http://www.caltip.org/downloads/translossrates.pdf
      Database: TRIS Online


      CRIME ON MARYLAND MASS TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION LIGHT RAIL LINE: MYTH OR
      REALITY?
      AN: 00716785
      Authors: Foster, B; Freeland, R
      Conference: Seventh National Conference on Light Rail Transit: Building on
      Success--Learning from Experience
      Journal: CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 8, Vol. 1
      Corp. Authors/Publisher: Transportation Research Board
      Year: 1995

      Database: TRIS Online


      SECURITY FOR LOS ANGELES METRO BLUE LINE
      AN: 00625614
      Authors: Hubaud, L
      Journal: Transportation Research Record No. 1361
      Corp. Authors/Publisher: Transportation Research Board
      Year: 1992

      Database: TRIS Online


      TRIS Database
      <http://ntlsearch.bts.gov/tris/index.do>


      =====================================


      Added to the above post:

      Google Scholar on Crime on Urban Public Transportation
      <http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=%22public+
      transportation%22+and+cities+and+crime&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=ws>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/3bac6b>


      WEBBIB0708


      Prior Net-Gold posts with content regarding trolleys:

      <http://groups.google.com/groups/search?hl=en&q=%
      22net-gold%22+and+trolleys&qt_s=Search+Groups>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://tinyurl.com/2j98lq>



      Sincerely,
      David Dillard
      Temple University
      (215) 204 - 4584
      jwne@...
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      General Internet & Print Resources
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Net-Gold/message/20309>
      <http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/ringleaders/davidd.html>
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      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Educator-Gold/>
      K12ADMINLIFE
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/K12AdminLIFE/>
      Nina Dillard's Photographs
      <http://homepage.mac.com/neemers1/PhotoAlbum3.html>
      Nina Dillard's Photographs on Net-Gold
      <http://tinyurl.com/36qd2o>
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