Public Transportation: From the Tom Thumb Railroad to Hyperloop and Beyond

Public Transportation: From the Tom Thumb Railroad to Hyperloop and Beyond


Price: $2.99
(as of Oct 08,2020 23:55:53 UTC – Details)


Inside the wonderful world of Public Transportation – Children discover its history, how public transportation has improved our world and what’s next!

Beautifully illustrated pictures and fun facts will enthrall kids ages 5-15 with stories of how the first steam locomotive “Tom Thumb” lost its big race with a horse – when it broke down and how cable cars in San Francisco move up those steep hills. Each page brings children to a different era and type of public mobility from horse drawn carriages to the first subways, buses, light rail vehicles and maglev trains. Along the way they can picture themselves riding these fun vehicles and traveling to their destinations. Then children see how the future will be amazing with autonomous vehicles, Hyperloop and Vertical Take Off and Landing Aircraft (VTOL) shuttling them to a new era of public transportation.

Public/private schools and home schoolers can use this book as a way to introduce children to the important world of public transportation – its history, present and future. Share with your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews what you do for a living in public transportation – whether you work as a bus operator, mechanic or administrator. Using this book you can explain to them how to ride and use public transportation as a means of mobility or even a possible future career.

Advance Praise for the book “Public Transportation”:

“We sing about the wheels on the bus and mimic the choo-choo of trains before we can even fathom the benefits these offer to our health, cities, and the climate. This engaging manner of familiarizing children with the history and future of mobility thrills us! And we must admit, we learned an exciting thing or two along the way. Hoping to see the coming generations on ‘Public Transportation!'”
– UITP, International Association of Public Transport

“This delightful book shows children how public transportation has been a vital link to mobility for generations. It is important that the future leaders of our world understand its history and integral role in building and sustaining communities. I can’t wait to read this book with my four-year-old granddaughter so we can talk about using and supporting public transportation systems.”
-Lauren Skiver, CEO/GM of SunLine Transit Agency, Coachella Valley, CA

“Public transportation is rooted in our history and will shape our future. This book is a fun, interesting and beautifully illustrated way to encourage the next generation to understand its importance!”
-Erinn Pinkerton, President & CEO, BC Transit, British Columbia, Canada

“Great stories for children about that very important thing we humans need to do every day – moving from points A to B!”
– Phil Verster, President & CEO, Metrolinx, GO Bus and Trains, Toronto, Canada

“This book is everything we want for our younger kids to read; its fun and interesting, so they are engaged, but also its full of informative facts to feed those inquiring young minds. All kids are fascinated with transport, this book builds on this to educate the Engineers and Scientists of tomorrow.”
– Professor Graham Currie FTSE, Chair of Public Transport, Director, Public Transport Research Group, Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University, Australia

Download the e-book for children of all ages!

Public Transportation: From the Tom Thumb Railroad to Hyperloop and Beyond

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