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Re: TROLLEY CARS IN THE BRONX


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Posted by miltonebx on Monday, May 15th 2017:

In Reply to: TROLLEY CARS IN THE BRONX posted by Alvin L. on Monday, May 15th 2017:

After WW2 there was a large expansion in the suburbs and far reaches of the city. Bus Routes were easier and cheaper to build. Just post a few bus stops instead of laying a lot of track. Buses were less expensive to operate. Buses were also more convenient because the routes could be planned according to need. Tracks were not adaptable. A commuter found it more convenient to get off near work instead of the nearest trolley track. Also,the trolley stopped in the middle of the street and we had to walk onto the street, avoiding car, to board. All traffic had to stop. Buses picked up by the curb. Fumes--in those days the powers that be didn't care and there were no regulations. I still miss the trolley.

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