Updated 6/1/16

I started Rapid Transit Press as a way to share transportation information and photos with everyone. The idea of preserving the past is important to me and that is why I write books and this newsletter. The News and Views is a quarterly newletter that is a combination of current news, transportation history and some personal views on transportation. Thank you for considering the News and Views. -Andy

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Currently all newsletters are out of print.

RTP News and Views. (2009 Volume 7)

Vol. 7, Issue 1, Summer 2009

 

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Article Listing

Volume 7, Issue 1: "San Diego or BUSt" Planning an Excursion, Western Transit's San Diego Excursion in August 2008 with photos, roster updates for various bus companies, Metrolink Updates, Buses Across the Nation - Santa Barbara MTD and Commerce Municipal Bus Lines, Rails Across the Nation - Fulllerton Railroad Days 2008 and The Barstow Station, A Page from the fleet fact book - RTC New Flyer D41LFRs (Las Vegas), The Bus Stops Here!, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.



RTP News and Views. (2008 Volume 6)

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Winter 2008

 

Article Listing

Volume 6, Issue 1: Universal Studio Tour, Adventures of Super Rider - SOCATA Day After Trip, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Buses Across the Nation - Best of 2007, Rails Across the Nation - Best of 2007, A Page from the fleet fact book - samTrans Crown Ikarus, The Bus Stops Here!, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.



RTP News and Views. (2007 Volume 5)

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Winter 2007

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Spring 2007

 

Article Listing

Volume 5, Issue 1: 30 years of Omnitrans, Omnitrans Roster, Adventures of Super Rider - PBM Omnitrans, The Plaza, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Buses Across the Nation - Napa Vine, Rails Across the Nation - PRS Open House 2006, A Page from the fleet fact book - Inland Empire Connection 8600s, The Bus Stops Here!, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 5, Issue 2: Adventures of Super Rider - Winterail 2007, Western Railway Museum with Roster, Foothill Transit's Silver Streak, Pacific Coast's Executive Bus, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Buses Across the Nation - 2006 Holiday Buses, Rails Across the Nation - Winterail 2007, A Page from the fleet fact book - Norwalk Transit Nova RTS, The Bus Stops Here!, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.



RTP News and Views. (2006 Volume 4)

Volume 4 is the first of our new larger special issues. Also subscriptions to the News and Views are no long avilable. All larger issues will be sold as individual issues.

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Spring 2006

Vol. 4, Issue 2, Summer 2006

 

Article Listing

Volume 4, Issue 1: Bus Routes of the Anaheim Resort, Adventures of Super Rider - 1st Gold Line Train, Metro Line 401, Auction/Bus Sales Report, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Buses Across the Nation - SEPTA, Rails Across the Nation - Winterail 2006, A Page from the fleet fact book - California Charter 3100, The Bus Stops Here!, Bus Roster - SF MUNI (Diesel Buses). Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 4, Issue 2: SCRTD Carpenters, Metro Fleet Update, William A. Farmer (In Memory), Adventures of Super Rider - PArk Link, Beach Cities Transit, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Buses Across the Nation - MDTA, Rails Across the Nation - Nevada State Railroad Museum, A Page from the fleet fact book - Golden Gate Ferry Spaulding Boats, The Bus Stops Here!, Bus Roster - Metro Contractors, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.



RTP News and Views. (2005 Volume 3)

Vol. 3, Issue 1, January 2005

Vol. 3, Issue 2, February 2005

Vol. 3, Issue 3, March 2005

Vol. 3, Issue 4, April 2005

 

Article Listing

Volume 3, Issue 1: ATE 4400s, Socata Day After Trip, Gillig Production List Part 4, Holiday Gallery, MTA Service Changes, Buses Across the Nation - Liberty Lines, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, The Bus Stops Here! - Misc Signs, Rails Across the Nation - Southern Pacific Commutes, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 3, Issue 2: Beach Cities Transit, Metrolink Derailment, Rose Parade Buses, Auto Show Shuttle, Tales from the seat - Adrian at Greyhound Part 1, Buses Across the Nation - All City Lines, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Rails Across the Nation - Canadian National, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 3, Issue 3: The March issues was all about the GMC TDH/TDM 4801 buses, Buses Across the Nation - Airport Bus, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, The Bus Stops Here! - VVTA, Rails Across the Nation - Santa Fe, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 3, Issue 4: RTD/MTA GMC 4400s, More on the 4801s, Tales from the seat, RTP Book Update, Buses Across the Nation - Queens Surface, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, The Bus Stops Here! - LAMTA, Rails Across the Nation - Winterail 2005, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Vol. 3, Issue 5, May 2005

Vol. 3, Issue 6, June 2005

Vol. 3, Issue 7, July 2005

Vol. 3, Issue 8, August 2005

 

Article Listing

Volume 3, Issue 5: Motor Bus Society Spring 2005 Convention, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Bus Roster - Royal Coach Tours, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 3, Issue 6: Metro Contractors - ATE/First Transit, Future of RTP, Buses Across the Nation - MBTA (Boston), Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Bus Roster - West Cat, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 3, Issue 7: Metro Service Changes, Metro Contracts, Airport Bus, Buses Across the Nation - Roadways International, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Bus Roster - Marin Airporter, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 3, Issue 8: MBS from the drivers seat, Buses Across the Nation - APTA Show, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Bus Roster - Airport Bus, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Vol. 3, Issue 9, September 2005

Vol. 3, Issue 10, October 2005

Vol. 3, Issue 11, Novemebr 2005

Vol. 3, Issue 12, December 2005

 

Article Listing

Volume 3, Issue 9: Farewell Movieland Wax Museum, Metro's Newest Addition (Orange Line), Adventures of Super Rider, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Bus Roster - Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours and Charter (PCSTC) Part 1, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 3, Issue 10: Pacific Electric's Glendale/Burbank Line, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, The Bus Stops Here! - Misc Signs, Bus Roster - PCSTC Part 2, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 3, Issue 11: Socata Day After Trip, SFO AirTrain, Tales from the seat, A Page from the fleet fact book - OCTD/OCTA 5000s, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Bus Roster - PCSTC Part 3, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 3, Issue 12: 2005 Wrap up for RTP, 2005 Holiday Buses, Metro Service Changes, Photo Gallery - PCSTC, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Bus Roster - PCSTC Part 4 (Final Part), Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.



RTP News and Views (2004 Volume 2)

Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2004

Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2004

Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2004

Volume 2, Issue 4 April 2004

Article Listing

Volume 2, Issue 1 January 2004: Adventures of Super Rider, Santa Barbara Part 2, Shuttle Service, Photo Gallery

Volume 2, Issue 2 February 2004: Adventures of Super Rider, MTA Service Changes, Super Rider rides the Rapid, Photo Gallery

Volume 2, Issue 3 March 2004: RTP Releases first Book, More images from the what if file, Metrolink, Photo Gallery

Volume 2, Issue 4 April 2004:Adventures of Super Rider: San Francisco Bay Area and Winterail, Golden Gate Transit Retires the MV Golden Gate, Photo Gallery

Volume 2, Issue 5, May 2004

Vol. 2, Issue 6, June 2004

Vol. 2, Issue 7, July 2004

Vol. 2, Issue 8, August 2004

Article Listing

Volume 2, Issue 5 May 2004: A 1963 Cab Ride on the Southern Pacific by Albert Novak, Coming soon from RTP, Metro,s Westside Community Fair, Contemporary Photo Gallery and thw Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 2, Issue 6: New York's Private Transit Bus Lines to Disappear Pat 1, Green Bus Lines, Triboro and Jamaica, Gillig One of the last American Bus Manufacturers Part 1 in an ongoing series, Southern Pacific's Little Tokyo Branch, The Siemens Exider Train visits San Pedro, Tales from the seat, Notes from the editor's field book,Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.(This is the biggest issue of the News and Views to date.)

Volume 2, Issue 7: The Orange County Excursion, More from the Gillig Phantom Production List, New York's Private Transit Bus Lines to Disappear Part 2, Farewell to the Flxible Part 1, Buses Across the Nation - Denver RTD 1970s, Notes from the editor's field book, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 2, Issue 8: RTD and the 1984 Summer Olympics, Farewell to the Flxible Part 2, Downeylink at age 10, San Pedro Red car the first year, Buses Across the Nation - Boston MBTA 1970s, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Vol. 2, Issue 9, September 2004

Vol. 2, Issue 10, October 2004

Vol. 2, Issue 11, November 2004

Vol. 2, Issue 12, December 2004

 

Article Listing

Volume 2, Issue 9: Farewell to the Flxible Part 3, Gillig Production List Part 3, Buses Across the Nation - New York Apple Tours, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, The Bus Stops Here! - SCRTD/LACMTA, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 2, Issue 10: San Francisco Bay Area Edition, Super Rider's adventures in the Bay Area, Buses Across the Nation - Golden Gate Transit, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, The Bus Stops Here! - Bay Area Signs, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 2, Issue 11: Farewell to the Flxible Part 4, Super Rider's adventures Labor Day, October Fan Trips, Bob Redden Memorial, Buses Across the Nation - MABSTOA, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, The Bus Stops Here! - Misc Signs, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.

Volume 2, Issue 12: Cal State LA Shuttle Bus Service, Farewell to the Flxible Part 5 (Final Part), 10 years of publications, Coming Soon from RTP, CTA Conference, Buses Across the Nation - Chicago Transit Authority, Notes from the editor's field book and general news, The Bus Stops Here! - Long Beach Transit, Rails Across the Nation - Auto Train, Contemporary Photo Gallery and the Historic Photo Gallery.



RTP News and Views (2003 Volume 1)

RTP News and Views Volume 1 is now avilable. Check the price list for details on ordering the 2003 issues.

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2003

Volume 1, Issue 2, November 2003

Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2003

Article Listing

Volume 1, Issue 1 October 2003: Adventures of Super Rider, Santa Barbara, Transit Systems, Photo Gallery

Volume 1, Issue 2 November 2003: Super Rider visits the Highland Pacific & Sierra Pacific, Strike Images, Photo Gallery

Volume 1, Issue 3 December 2003: Super Rider rides the RTA Commuter Link, Images from the what if file, Photo Gallery



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