L.T.E. Chairman Quotes U.S. Warning
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IN a special message to London TransI port staff, Mr. A. B. B. Valentine, the chairman, describes as a grim warning to London the dramatic measures recently proposed by President Kennedy to preserve and improve public transport in the U.S.A., now facing "crisis conditions" in many big cities. Mr. Kennedy asked Congress to vote 500m. dollars as the first instalment of a federal aid programme in America "in the interests of national welfare."
Mr. Valentine says "the attempt in American cities to rely mainly on private transport has manifestly failed. We must take note of this grim warning and avoid the same mistake."