Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Michael Berryhill Houston Public Transportation Research Records, 1969-1990 MS 074MS 074



creator Berryhill, Michael
Title: Michael Berryhill Houston Public Transportation Research Records
Dates: 1969-1990
Abstract: This collection contains research notes, printed materials, drafts of essays and news articles, and correspondence related to public transportation planning in Houston, TX. The items in this collection were created or collected by Houston journalist Michael Berryhill.
Identification: MS 074
Quantity: 4 Linear Feet
Quantity: (4 boxes)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Michael Berryhill served as Director of the News and Publications Office, at Rice University ca. 1991-1993. Prior to that he was a journalist with the Houston Chronicle, and after his time at Rice he continued his journalism career in Houston.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains research notes, printed materials, drafts of essays and news articles, and correspondence related to public transportation planning in Houston, TX. The items in this collection were created or collected by Houston journalist Michael Berryhill.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Michael Berryhill Houston Public Transportation Research Records, 1969-1989 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Berryhill, Michael

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Michael Berryhill Houston Public Transportation Research Records, 1969-1990, MS 74 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

These boxes were deposited circa 1995.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence, 1983-1986

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence 1983-1986



Series II: Editorials, 1983 and undated

Box Folder
1 1 First Draft - MTA editorial
2 Editorials
3 Notes for Berryhill publication, 1983
4 MTA editorial



Series III: Subject Files, 1969-1986

Box Folder
1 1 Automobiles
2 Bus service
3 Busways
4 Busways Ed.
5 Citizens for Responsible Transit, 1983-1985
6 Commuter Rail
7 Council of Engineers
8 Dallas Area Rapid Transit, 1983-1986
9 Federal Mass Transit Funding articles, 1983-1986
10 Finances
11 Free ent.
12 General MTA clips
13 Grand Parkway
14 Harper’s
15 History – Mass Transit
16 Houston and Regional Mobility: Plans into Action, 1983
17 Houston’s Transportation Problems, 1982-1986
18 Interviews
19 Legal Cases/Resolutions, 1983-1986
20 Los Angeles
21 Mailing
22 Major Articles
23 Mass Transit
24 Mass Transit in other US cities, 1982-1986
25 METRO Publications/News Releases, 1978-1985
26 METRO’s new options
27 Modeling
Box Folder
2 1 Polling
2 Southwest Freeway
3 Time magazine, Mass Transit, December 6, 1983
4 Transit System Research, 1969-1984
5 Metropolitan Transit Authority News, 1984-1986
6 MTA – Post Mortem
7 Metro Light Rail
8 Fragment of publication on rail transit
9 Cost-benefit analysis of light rail, 1978-1986
10 Post light rail essay
11 Houston Light Rail Controversy, 1982-1986 (1 of 2)
12 Houston Light Rail Controversy, 1982-1986 (2 of 2)
13 Rice Center
14 Roberts, Wade
15 Taxi
16 Toll Roads
17 U of H Downtown
18 Van Pools



Series IV: Published Materials, 1979-1990

Box Folder
2 1 1982 Directory of Houston Area Civic Organizations
2 “Regional Transit Capital Improvement Program 1983-1990”
3 Proposed Dedicated Transitway (Barrier Protected) for I-45 North Freeway
4 Draft of the MTA’s Proposed Plan of Financing for the Regional Transit Capital Improvement Program, 1983-1990
5 “Who Pays and Who Rides Bar? A Reexamination” by E. Gareth Hoachlander
6 “On Measuring the Efficiency of Public Enterprises: Bus Operating Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area” by Leonard Merewitz “Societal Contexts of Transportation and Communication” by Melvin M. Webber
7 Mailings
8 Taxi
9 “Great Planning Disasters” by Peter Hall
10 METRO Annual Report 1983
11 Journal of the American Planning Association, Summer 1982, Volume 48, Number 3
12 Bullet Train Window, January 1984 by United Citizens Coastal Protective League
13 METRO Environmental Impact Statement (draft) September 1980
14 Various articles regarding mass transit research
15 Sierra Club’s Houston Regional Group – Regional Mobility Plan Comment Summary
16 1982 Houston Central Business District Cordon Count by Houston-Galveston Area Council
Box Folder
3 1 METRO’s “Corridor Refinement Study Financial Planning Status Report, September 1982
2 “Estimates of Relative Mobility in Major Texas Cities” August 1982
3 METRO’S “Transportation and Urban Development in Houston 1830-1980”
4 Berryhill and Butler “FAST TRACK – Where is MTA Taking US?” Houston City Magazine, April 1983
5 METRO’s “Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement – Houston Rail Rapid Transit Project,” March 1983
6 Hawaii’s Department of Planning and Economic Development “Governor’s Conference on Videotex, Transportation, and Energy Conservation,” 1959
7 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County “Strengthening Metro for the Future,” August 1982
8 Institute for Defense Analyses “Evaluation of Rail Rapid Transit and Express Bus Service in the Urban Commuter Market,” October 1973
Box Folder
4 1 Newsclippings, 1979-1983