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The Demise of American Public Transportation in the 20th Century

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    The Demise of American Public Transportation

    Posted October 11, 2013

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    In 1922, with Ford’s Model-T having made inroads in the still nascent automobile market, there were still vast numbers of people relying on streetcars as their sole means of transportation. GM President and CEO Alfred P. Sloan saw an enormous money-making opportunity and established a special company unit charged with replacing streetcars with cars, trucks, and buses. By converting streetcar lines into bus routes, knowing the lack of appeal of bus riding, he counted on huge numbers of people buying cars.

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