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American Agenda (Mass Transit) #129495

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 05, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Jose, California: Ned Potter) National challenge of dealing with mass transit featured; scenes shown of lots of traffic. [Commuter Patty KAMMERER - says she hates driving.] [Representative Peter DeFAZIO - says we are facing national gridlock.] [Los Angeles air quality chairman Norton YOUNGLOVE - says we have bus and road systems, but not a transportation system.] Effort in San Jose, California, to create a downtown business district linked by trolleys examined. [Mayor Tom McINERY - talks about alternatives to cars.] Use of electrical vehicles in Los Angeles and computerized rail cars in Chicago suburbs as potential solutions noted; scenes shown. Role of federal government and President Bush's administration in mass transit reviewed. [Secretary of Transportation Samuel SKINNER - says federal government needs state and local partners to develop the transit system.] [New York transit chairman Robert KILEY - says federal government is saying, in effect, "don't call us."] Americans' aversion to car pooling mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Preview of tomorrow's segment on transportation.

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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