- Vancouver's SkyTrain system is a raised rapit-transit rail system (of about
1.5-2 lines) that is fully automated.
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 17:00:43 -0500
From: Christopher Miller <christophermiller@...>
Subject: Montreal Gazette: public transit and strikes
Here's an important topic related to public transit, and one that Joel
touches on in the _Carfree Cities_ book. If you build a carfree city,
or convert a large existing city so that it needs to rely on public
transit as the most effective way of moving people, how do you keep the
city from being disrupted or paralysed by labor troubles? Do you need
to ensure that everything is automated? Do you have to put in place
special essential services legislation to cover transit workers? Since
I don't know of any city anywhere with fully automated public transit,
I assume this is a problem that has to be dealt with nearly anywhere.
How have various cities dealt with this problem?