Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New transit fight, Same as the old transit fight

I have to admit I don't fully get the full context of this...but more from the Pittsburgh Press on March 1, 1964, the day Port Authority became Allegheny County's transit agency.  This was the editorial cartoon of the day.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ron Ieraci said...

It was a pretty hostile takeover; as I recall, PAT had to use eminent domain to gain control of PRR, and it was litigated for years past that.

Friday, July 20, 2012 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous jwsmith said...

Yes, indeed, it was a very hostile takeover; PRC held out for a lot of money - and got most of it, too. 'Twas a very convoluted deal, too, and Pittsburgh Railways became briefly the owner of an aerosol company called G. Barr or something.

PRC had every bit as bad a press as PAT: slow trolleys that always broke down and never ran frequently enough and when they did held up traffic unmercifully; forever raising the fares a nickel or more whereby the City of Pittsburgh Solicitor would have a fit and turn the PUC hearings into a circus; Shadyside, Friendship, and Squirrel Hill - along with the Suburbs - demanding more of the newer, faster, more modern express busses!

Enough to make a man nostalgic - longing for the good old days! The more things change, &c.

Friday, July 20, 2012 9:59:00 PM  
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