NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 01, 1976
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(Studio) Southern Pacific railroad offers customers deal: if they will ride into San Francisco in vans instead of trains, it will give them vans free.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(San Francisco, California) railroad is losing money from commuters and wants to stop carrying passengers. It offers commuters 1000 8-passenger vans free. Logic not understood by some. [Conductor J.J. DOHERTY - says railroad trying to reverse trend of getting people on public transportation.] [WOMAN - notes pollution and cost problems.] [2nd WOMAN - says if she wanted to commute by car she'd do it now.] railroad says if it keeps passenger service, wants to double fares; last word will be up to California public utilities commission
REPORTER: Kevin McCullough (KRON-TV film)