Commuter's Friend

IT seemed as if the only friend the hapless suburban commuter had last week was a bold, brainy lawyer who started in the railroad business a mere four years ago. The man: Ben Walter Heineman, 44, chairman of the 9,096-mile Chicago & North Western Railway, which inaugurated a new commuter plan that could well,serve as a guide to troubled roads across the U.S. They sorely needed help. Last week the Lehigh Valley Railroad moaned that it was going broke from its $4,000-$5,000,000-a-year passenger deficit in commuter-heavy New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, said it would ask the Interstate Commerce Commission...

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