CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 07, 1978
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(Studio) Trans. Department hearings on public transportation for handicapped reported
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Problems of public transport. for handicapped outlined; changes required by Rehabilitation Act of 1973 noted. Trans. Department hearings of public comment on its proposals to make these changes detailed. Cost of such changes in New York City alone stated. [Department spokesperson Linda KAMM - estimates cost of system.] Alternate proposal of some to spend money not on changing public transport. but on increase of door-to-door services described. [Wheelchair patient Louis FINKELSTEIN - comments on situation.] [New York City advisory commission spokesperson Terence MOAKLEY - calls for NYC system to be changed.] [New York City Office of Handicapped spokesperson Julius SHAW - describes view of equal rights for handicapped.] Final bill for changes to be presented to Congress
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss
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