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Charles Carroll Carter
Charles Carroll Carter Family
even used in the original studies
for what would become the Metro
that opened two years after his
launching the magazine in 1974.
As the magazine became more
established, his next step was to
expand by adding the first-ever
international mass transit conferences
that then grew into international
industry trade shows
in Washington, D.C., in 1980 and
Los Angeles in 1982.
He also founded the International
Mass Transit Association
that advocated for more effective
funding of global transportation
projects by the World Bank.
When he retired in 1988, he sold
the magazine but remained active
in supporting his vision of the future
of public transportation.
For the last 19 years, however,
Carroll also used his considerable
energy and positive nature
to manage the challenges of Parkinson's
Disease.
But this story would not be
complete without acknowledging
the extraordinary qualities of the
person behind these accomplishments.
Carroll was a true people
person. He had an innate ability
to pay the highest compliment of
all to anyone he was engaged with
and able to focus his full attention
on each person no matter their
position in life so they came away
feeling important.
Placing a high value on personal
relationships resulted in
Mass Transit being a true family
project that included his wife,
Rosemary, who was a unique personal
and professional partner. As
the parents of six children, they
embraced the magazine staff as
extended family, which would
have long-lasting positive effects
on the mainly young, female editorial
and advertising staff.
Carroll was ahead of his time
once again when it came to being
flexible about maternity leave
and schedules that accommodated
working mothers trying to juggle
a career and families. These were
unheard of policies at the time-
four months paid leave and returning
on a four-day work week before
technology made that easier.
Indeed, due to this innovative
leadership, Carroll and Assistant
Publisher Susan Duke were featured
in the February 1986 issue
of Nation's Business magazine
as they were planning ahead
for how she would manage her
magazine responsibilities and
her future family.
Not surprisingly, for all these
reasons and more, Carroll inspired
a deep admiration and
special connection that makes me
always grateful to have answered
the Washington Post ad 47 years
ago about needing an editorial
staff for a new magazine called
Mass Transit.
CARROLL CARTER
posing by Mass
Transit's booth
during a trade
show.
While this article was
written by Nanette
Wiese, who served
as managing editor
for 11 years (197485),
it reflects
contributions
from Susan Duke,
who was assistant
publisher from 1975
to 1988 and Sheila
McCarthy Holley,
who was part of
the original editorial
staff from 1974-78.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of July-August_2021

Ad Index
Editor's Notebook
People & Places
A Note from the Editor
Charles Carroll Carter: How He Left His Mark on Public Transit
Transit Industry Advancements: Riding on Rubber
EMBARK-ing Toward Better Mobility
Re-imagining Stations as the Center of Sustainable Urban Life
Via Jersey City Success Story
Products
The Scheduling Conundrum
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July-August_2021 - 4
July-August_2021 - Ad Index
July-August_2021 - Editor's Notebook
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July-August_2021 - People & Places
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July-August_2021 - 12
July-August_2021 - A Note from the Editor
July-August_2021 - Charles Carroll Carter: How He Left His Mark on Public Transit
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July-August_2021 - Transit Industry Advancements: Riding on Rubber
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July-August_2021 - EMBARK-ing Toward Better Mobility
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July-August_2021 - Re-imagining Stations as the Center of Sustainable Urban Life
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July-August_2021 - Via Jersey City Success Story
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