Time Clock, Oct. 27, 1958

AIR FARES will go up an average 3% to 4%. CAB ruled that lines may end 5% discounts on first-class round trips, cut family plan discounts from 50% to 33⅓%, charge $2 extra for each stopover. But CAB warned that these boosts will be discontinued next July 31 unless lines cut other fares, e.g., by offering a cheaper tourist fare.

COMMUTER SUBSIDY will be tried by Philadelphia in six-month test. City council will give $160,000 to the Pennsylvania and Reading railroads. In return, rails will increase commuter trains to and from suburban Chestnut Hill, and pare one-way fare from 53¢ to 30¢.


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