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CBS Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1978
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(Studio) Trans. Secretary Adams' recommendation that part of Amtrak service be discontinued reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Cost problems in Amtrak system outlined. [ADAMS - is trying to avoid inflationary rate and only way to do so is to discont. losing routes.] Details of Adams' plan, meaning NV, Wyoming, UT, Arkansas, ME, New Hampshire and SD would have no passenger service, given. [National Association of Railroad Passengers spokesperson Ross CAPON - says reason for lack of ridership in some areas is because of problems in service offered in these areas.] [ADAMS - says it's question of whether Congress wants to take care of problem in political way or wants to blame Secretary of Trans. Guesses Congress will choose latter course.] Statement from office of Senator Howard Cannon, who chrs. committee to discuss Adams' plan, outlined; upcoming public hearings noted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Civil Aeronautics Board approval of reductions in all domestic 1st-class air fares reported
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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