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Commuter Kate: The History of Public Transit

My colleague Steve recently told me how his grandmother commuted to work on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay in 1915. She rode a glistening new cable car to a dock and boarded a steam-powered ferry to cross the Bay. It got me thinking about how far we’ve come from the horse and cart days, and I started researching the history of public transit. Below is a summary of the major changes in transportation…

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