TRANSPORTATION: Subway Jam

Cities with subways, or with plans for subways, watched New York City last week. New York has the largest subway system in the U. S. and the question was: have rides-for-a-nickel joined the jitney bus and the horse-cab?

The Interborough Rapid Transit Co. (one of New York's two subway systems) contracted with the City of New York in 1913 to give rides-for-a-nickel until 1968, when the line reverts to the city. After 15 years of experience, the I. R. T. has concluded that rides-for-a-nickel are economically obsolete. Last winter the I. R. T. asked the State authorities to authorize a 7-cent...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!