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"Moving Minds" and "Street Smart"

"Moving Minds: Conservatives And Public Transportation," co-published by Reconnecting America and the Free Congress Foundation, is a collection of studies by renown conservative transit advocates Paul Weyrich and William Lind. The studies on public transportation, published between 1997 and 2009 in booklet form by the American Public Transportation Association, have helped conservatives understand why transit should be an essential part of the conservative agenda: because it enhances national security, promotes economic development, helps maintain conservative values including a sense of community, and provides welfare recipients with access to jobs.

You can find this book on Amazon.

The second edition of "Street Smart: Streetcars and Cities in the 21st Century," Reconnecting America's popular award-winning book on how to plan, finance and build streetcar systems, contains an update on the status of the U.S. streetcar movement and case studies of new streetcars in Seattle and Savannah. This richly illustrated book is intended to promote a learning network among the cities and transit agencies that are interested in building new systems, with or without federal funding.

You can find this book on Amazon, or at the Market Street Railway Museum in San Francisco.