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Rapid Transit / California #476093

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 12, 1974
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(Studio) San Francisco Bay representatives seek federal aid for rapid transit system, "BART".
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Oakland, California) Many feel its "too little-too late." Tracking system can't monitor all parts of track. "BART" sues Westinghse. for system and Rohr Corp., which built cars. State legislature holds "BART's" board of dirs., and general manager, William Stokes, responsible for failings. Bd. votes 7-5 to keep Stokes. [Engineer Willard WATIENBURG says system is laughingstock of nation, due to incompetence of Stokes.] [STOKES feels "BART" to be recalled as 1 of greatest public transportation works.] "BART" needs $14 million to get it through rest of year Hopes are for federal government to foot bill.
REPORTER: Gail Christian

(San Francisco, California) Mayor Joseph Alioto took group from Congress on tour of "BART." Tour incls. cable car ride.
REPORTER: Gail Christian

Chancellor, John;
Christian, Gail

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