Modern Living: Getting There Is Half the Fun

Ben W. Heineman, chairman of the Chicago & North Western Railway, is one of the few railroad men who believe that commuters should be treated at least as well as cattle, even if they represent less profit. Noting that during rush hours, bicycles and roller skates are faster than taxis on the Chicago streets, Heineman looked about for some way to speed the final lap of the journey for the commuters his trains had delivered to North Western's Madison Street station. Said he: "We discovered one completely unused 'expressway' right in the heart of...

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