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Mass Transit System / California #213623

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 05, 1971
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(Studio) Report on new mass transit system.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Congested traffic shown. In January, rapid transit system to begin; cost $1.5 billion; "B.A.R.T." super quiet and comfortable cars to travel at 50 m.p.h. [B.A.R.T. General Mgr. B.R. STOKES - says we'll provide choice for commuters with cars; calls it attractive alternative.] Inside of cars shown; system run by computer; cost $1.30 1-way; critics say low income workers can't use it. [Editor Scott NEWHALL - says don't think men can be separated from autos yet; calls it symbol of free will.] System pollution free, landscaped and modern.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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