Transport: Santa Fe Wins

Transportation in Southern California has long been a monopoly of the Southern Pacific Co. and its associate, Pacific Greyhound Lines. Last week that monopoly was cracked wide open. In a 100-page decision on a case which had required 30 months of litigation, 17,205 pages of testimony transcript, California's Railroad Commission gave Santa Fe Transportation Co. authority to inaugurate passenger service between San Diego and San Francisco, with a basic fare rate of 1½¢-per-mile and tickets interchangeable between streamlined trains and air-cooled busses. Wherever Santa Fe train and bus lines meet, the passenger will be free to transfer from one to the...

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