• Short Summary

    THE WASH DC METRO IS DUE TO OFFICIALLY OPEN TOMORROW. FOR A YEAR A LINK?

  • Description

    THE WASH DC METRO IS DUE TO OFFICIALLY OPEN TOMORROW. FOR A YEAR A LINK OF THIS ATTRACTIVE ANDEFFICEITN SYSTEM HAS BEEN RUNNING VERY WELL. IT HAS ENABLED OFFICE WORKERS TO HEAD DOWN TOWN ON THEIR LUNCH HOUR, SHOP, AND RETURN TO WORK. THIS IS NO DOUBT AN ATTRACTIVE SYSTEM BUT ALSO AN EXPENSIVE ONE. THE DC METRO WAS FIRST ESTIMATED TO COST TWO AND ONE HALF BILLION DOLLARS, AND HAS DOUBLED TO FIVE ANDONE HALF BILLION DOLLARS. NOT ONLY ARE SUCH SYSTEMS EXPENSIVE TO BUILD, THEY ARE EXPENSIVE TO RUN. SUBWAY SYSTEMS FROM THE ANTIQUATED ONE IN BOSTON TO THE COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM IN SAN FRANCISCO EACH COST MILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS A YEAR. SO NO MATTER HOW ATTRACTIVE SUCH SYSTEMS ARE GOVT IS NOW DEBATING WHETHER TO COMMIT ITSELF TO MORE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JL04QLJ67AC5UZ75TVPSV7BB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JL04QLJ67AC5UZ75TVPSV7BB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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