TRANSPORTATION: Federal Joy Rides

To move personnel and supplies, the Federal Government annually spends $3 billion, or about 5% of its 1954-55 budget. Is the job well done, or is a lot of money being wasted? Last week the Hoover commission's report, based on the findings of its task force on transportation, announced that at least $150 million a year is wasted. Furthermore, the 17-man group, headed by Perry M. Shoemaker, president of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, said that the Government should stop competing with private shippers. Some "horrible'' examples of waste:

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