NBC Evening News for Monday, May 30, 1977
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(Studio) Western cities grew up with cars and are designed so that transportation is almost impossible without them.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(San Jose, California) San Jose, in Santa Clara Cnty., California, once was small town on South Pacific railroad line, north of San Francisco. With advent of mass travel by car town grew into city dependent on autos. [PEOPLE - cite reasons for dependence on cars.] Reporter notes how city and county are spread apart with inds. like IBM and Lockheed far apart, as are bldgs. downtown, making cars essential. Many highway projects were begun in 1960's and not finished, as city rethinks proposition, but some say only solution is to complete them. [Velma MILLION - cites reasons for completing systems.] [Environment Alan SPIVAK - cites reasons for raising gasoline tax to lower other taxes and solve some congestion.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer
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