Search the Archive

New York Mass Transit #23897

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 29, 1973
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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.]

Reasoner, Harry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.