ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 02, 1976
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(Studio) California railroad comes up with idea to get rid of commuters who cause line to lose money.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(San Francisco, California) Southern Pacific railroad wants to give away 1000 8-passenger vans to persons willing to drive commuters to work each day. [S. Pacific Vice President Jim SHEA - says vans would use less fuel than locomotives.] State approval required; railroad trying to encourage passenger support, but reaction adverse. [MAN - quotes overall profit of railroad and asks what commuter losses have to do with it.] South Pacific plan comes when more, not less, mass transit needed.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
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