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(Studio) Fuel shortage in United States expected to place greater burden on railroad and other forms of mass transit. New York commuters may find it hard to switch transportation forms.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(NYC) Mass transit riders forced to lead cattle-car existence in New York subways. In January, 70% fare hike expected. Commuters react to fare hike. Faulty signal equipment and subway cars continue to plague mass transit system despite fare hikes each year [Metropolitan Transportation Authority William J. RONAN - admits mass transportation is losing proposition since `20s.] Mass transit survives because of patchwork subsidies. [Transit advocate Theodore West KHEEL - believes auto use overencouraged. More energy used by individuals driving cars to work than mass transit.]
REPORTER Bob Young
- Reasoner, Harry
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