WE'VE GOT TO GET WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
This article advocates a balanced transportation system with the railroads in a central position, and a shift of passenger travel back to the railroads. Specifically, this article recommends: halting further highway construction in urban neighborhoods, restoring passenger trains to the 1950 level, banishing large trucks and trailers from the public roads, reducing the automobile accident toll by making railroad passenger service attractive, rebuilding waterways for transport of freight and passengers, and relying more on walking for urban transportation. Since this article was published in two national magazines, it may be of some significance in forming public opinion.
- The article in Reader's Digest is condensed from Hapers Magazine.
HarperCollins Publishers10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY United States 10022
- Mumford, L
- Publication Date: 1973-1
- Pagination: p. 173-179
- TRT Terms: Passenger service; Policy; Public opinion; Railroads
- Old TRIS Terms: Balanced transportation; Government policies
- Subject Areas: Passenger Transportation; Policy; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00043527
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Reader's Digest
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 23 1982 12:00AM