40 YEARS AGO: July 1980.

"The transit brokerage concept is a low-cost, effective way to improve urban transportation. By stimulating the private market, it expands the supply of unsubsidized transit. Moreover, unlike the case of costly new subways like [Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco], which attract mostly bus riders, these new paratransit options succeed in luring commuters from their cars. Besides giving taxpayers a break, they accomplish the elusive goals of reducing both congestion and pollution."

ROBERT W. POOLE JR. "Alternative Transit"

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