U.S. Business: The Boston Experiment

Maybe the trouble with the big Eastern commuter railroads is that they charge too much and provide inadequate service. At least it's a possibility that is worth exploring. Under the Housing Act of 1961, the Federal Government has put up $7,600,000, and the State of Massachusetts $2,600,000, for an extended experiment to determine whether or not the Boston commuter can be lured out of his own auto and back to public transportation by making service better and cheaper.

This week the Boston & Maine Railroad will launch a new drive to coddle com muters: the line will double its number of commuter...

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