Public Policy Concerning Rapid Transit

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National municipal league, 1900 - Local transit - 17 pages

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Page 41 - Do you favor city ownership of tracks without city ownership of power plants or rolling stock and without city operation, the tracks to be leased by the city to an operating company? (6) Do you favor the policy of municipal operation of the street railways of Chicago, either in the near future or ultimately? (c) If in favor of city ownership of the tracks or of ownership and operation of the system, what plan for acquiring the property would you suggest? VII. PUBLICITY. What plan would you suggest...
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