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    In the 1950s, to remove the streetcar rails from interfering with automobiles, cities asked these electric companies to convert to diesel buses.

    In 1940-41, GM bought the streetcar lines in Seattle because they told the city they could run them for cheaper. They were already run at a loss, just like the roads are. They ripped them up and replaced them with buses because that was their business, not because the city "asked" them to.

    http://higherfrequency.blogspot.com

    by Bensch on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 02:18:43 PM PST

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