Daily News from New York, New York on August 28, 1922 · 26
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Daily News from New York, New York · 26

New York, New York
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Monday, August 28, 1922
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2 DAILY NEWS, MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1922. YLAN OFFERS TRAN SIT PLAN He'd Spend 600,000,000 to Build New Lines, Buy Old; 5 Cent Fare Mayor John F. Hylan's long-planned colossal and revolu- V I s I T IV Vfc Mill I ' 'I lilt, i 'l C U&OiiUIl VA. li'V- " " - - J ' . I . j . . 1 transit system of New York City, involving $600,000,000 f or j "S K the immediate construction of new city owned and operated jto Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn; subways, and Calling for the dissolution of I. It. T. and B. 'from Dover Street, Manhattan, to It. T. operating contracts, was finaliv announced yesterday j Fulton Street, Brooklyn; from Col-. rtv If all " lee Point, Queens, to Clason s 4.1 , . . x- u 'Point, Bronx; under the Ship The project, which will come up for consideration by j cnal, Harlem River, between the Board of Estimate on Wednesday, September 6, covers j Manhattan and the Bronx; under twenty-two typewritten pages and reads like the real subway i Newtown Creek and under the millennium It includes the construction of 12ii new subway lines and 35 new-subway routes in all boroughs, extensions to existing lines, and a bridge and tunnels connecting all boroughs to facilitate transportation. The period of construction of the new rapid transit lines will be fifteen years, the enormous sum of ?f.00,n00,000 to be snrnt for their building and equipment. The city will become the sole operator of the lines, according to the plan, and new routes will be completed by 1925 when it is also hoped to take over the operating j control from the private companies, j Five-Cent Fares. j The five-cent fare, which Mayor Hylan characterizes as 'highly i profitable," will remain intact, and persons will be able to ride from one end of the city to another for this sum. Tht city at present has 111 route miles of rapid transit lines, and when the new lines are finished will have a total of 237 route miles. In time it is hoped to eliminate all surface lines. The city will recapture consider- able portions of the present sub-1 way lines Irom both tne interborough and Brooklyn Rapid Transit in li25 and 1926. -the Mayor says, declaring- that the Board of Estimate is vested with this authority. The contracts with these com-! direct, the city will construct a panies provide the taking over of ' bridge over the East River from any part of or the- entire system the Bronx and Harlem to Astoria, after ten years of operation, the : passing over Randalls and Wards report continues, and the city is in;'s'an(fs. a strong financial position todav I The bridge will provide direct to avail itself of this opportunity.' j raP11 transit from the city's upper No more private operation of city subways. One year's notice in writing to the lessees is all that is required for the termination of the con-, tracts, the Mayor adds. The Tran--: sit Commission has no discretion in the matter, he states, but must act as agent for the city, upon i direction f the Board of Estimate. ; Mayor's Five Reasons. Five reasons for city operation ! f subway lines are advanced by i the Mayor. They are: (1) The city's investment in subways is ' greater than the combined invest- ment of the private operating companies; (2) The lines should be built for the transportation facil ities of the people and not for the financial advantage of the private companies; (3) The lines should be operated on a single 5-cent fare so that passengers may go from TH E WEATHER .MOXDAV. Al';l'ST I"-. Sunrise. .22 A M.: sunset. 7:4o P. Mfhtn s-ts U::H 1. M. (rayiiKht Saving Time ) V. S. W K UHKR ft OK: AM MIOMf.ilT L O " A I-i'artK o I o mt and somewhat warmer today, fair and warmer tomorrow ; moderate northerly winds. K W Y O U K ;S T ATE 'loud y today : fair and warmer tomorrow ; northerly wind?. YESTERDAY. MAMMI'M, lu A. MIXIMIWI. 4 I. 1 a. pi. 2 a. m. ' a. m . 4 a. m. a. in . a. m 7 a. m V a. m... . 10 a. m. . . 'n lla. m. . . . 7 Noon . . . . . ft7 ; I p. m . , . . t7! 2 p. m . . , .7i 3 m... .SB i 6 i. r . Kv 7 p. ni. . . . ! . ft" ! 8 p. m . . . S4 1 . 7 i S p. m . . . . i5 ! ".t'10 p m. . . ii4 ! . 1 1 p. m ... si . . K4 ...tit ! T. Subway Lines- Tied Ticenty-two Minutes. Lines of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company which receive their power from Interborough power stations in Manhattan were out of commission for twenty-two minutes yesterday. Power went off at 5:30 o'clock and was off almost continuously until shortly before 6 o'clock. one line to another without extra charge; (4) Strikes will be averted because the city will pay employes an equitable wage; (o) i he people mupt be protected against grasping j transportation monopolies and at tempts to bribe public officials and influence newspapers. Direct Routes. Subway congestion, which is greatest in Manhattan, will be remedied by not only building new trunk lines through that borough, but by opening direct routes from the Bronx, Washington Heights, and Harlem, into Queens, Brooklyn ana btaten Island, the report says Thus persons wishing to go from one of those sections to the other can do so without passing through Manhattan. In order to do this and make interborough transportation easy and sections into yueens ana crooKiyn anrl vice versa. It will also relieve heavy motor Mayor Hylan's B. R. 1 3 yv jHV j DAILY NEWS ; , VTV3 i I il:::::::: f -et w I.N" THIS MAP, showing the extent of Mayor Hylan's new transit plan, made public yesterday, the solid lines indicate the new city subways, extensions, tunnels, and tri-borough bridge to be constructed. Total length, 125 miles. The broken lines indicate the existing city-owned rapid transit routes , to be retaken by the city. Total length, 97 .miles.; ?: Mt I traffic now on the Queensboro Bridge and will provide easy access for Long Island farmers to the new terminal market costing many millions which the city will provide at the lower end of the Bronx. Six new tunnels, besides the one to Staten Island, will be built by Gowanus Canal. Bus System Also. Not only does the city administration intend to develop the transit system in all boroughs, the report continues, but it will also install a comprehensive bus system, costing $25,000,000, to tie up with both the new and existing subway routes. The earliest date for the recapture of any substantial part of the city's subways operated by the I. R. T. is 1925, when ten years will have expired since the opera- tion of the Steinway tunnel from I prty-second Street to Long Island ! City. j Under the recapture provision tne cuy win men dc aDie 10 iane over a complete leg of the I. R. T. system. West Side Line in 1925. The West Side subway, running from 242d Street and Broadway to I the Battery and to Atlantic Ave- j "nue, will also be seized in 1925, as ; ivell as its branches from Ninety- i sixth Street and Broadway to I Bronx Park and along White ceed, the Mayor adds, because the Plains Road to Mount Vernon, and Board of Estimate will permit no Brooklyn branch f rm Atlantic purchase to buy transportation Avenue through Eastern Parkway with branches through Nostrand j Pr'ivately owned elevated struc-to Flatbush Avenue and on Livonia ; tures in the builtup sectiona ol Avenue through the Brownsville Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brook- JlsirIctto NJew L,.ots ?oad- . I 'yn, will ultimately be removed, the The first date for the recapture i t,.. v,..; i of any substantial part of the city: s subway operated by the B R. T. . is 1926, when the city will be able to take over the entire system, ex- tending from Eighty -sixth Street, i South Brooklyn, through Broad- I way, Manhattan, into yueens. City Financially Able. "The city is well able at this time to finance all the initial stages Transit Plan Here's Hylan s Transit Plan .it a Glance. The salient features of Mayor Hylan's plan for rapid transit in New York provide for: Thirty-five new subway routes, extensions, and tunnels. One hundred and twenty-six miles of new subways and tunnels in addition to 111 miles of existing city-owned rapid transit lines, making a total of 237 miles. New rapid transit lines costing $600,000,000 with equipment. Termination of the city's contracts with the Interborough and the Brooklyn Rapid Transit. A bridge and tunnel making the north shore of Long Island directly accessible to the upper part of Manhattan Island and the Bronx. Immediate transit relief in all boroughs by the use of city-owned buses, until the new rapid transit lines are built. of new subway construction without increasing its borrowing capac- ; report says. "The borrowing mar- g.in today is about $150,000,000, in j spite of the fact that the city has . exempted from taxation for a pe- i noj cf ten years all buildings erected for residential purposes from April 1, 1921 to April 1, 1923." It is estimated that the total increase in all boroughs in taxable land values and in new buildings during the next fifteen years of subway construction will exceed $5,000,000,000. operation will be unprofitable when the new Hnes are ready. "W'hen the city's new subway ineS( tunnels, and tri-borough bridge are finished, the city will have invested ahnnr $900 000 000 in a rapid transit system embracing ; every borough," Mayor Hylan says. ' (Picture on page 1) I.R.T. Tied Up for 20 Minutes Sunday, With B. R. T. Also Blocked All of the Interborough and ; parts of the B. R. T. subway sys-j tern were tied up completely for! bout twenty minutes yesterday,! wing to a mysterious breakdown if power in one of the Inter-' jorough power houses in Man-: hattan. The cause of the breakdown, if known, was not revealed by the company's engineers, but will be made the subject of a report to the Transit Commission. , It was the third time in a month , that subway service had been seri-ously affected by . powerhouse ; troubles, and considerable confusion resulted . because of alarm among passengers. The tieup came at 5:45 o'clock, when, owing to the weather, the Sunday home coming crowds from the Reaches were not large. The subway system of the Inter-borough was entirely halted and the sections of the B. R. T. in the Montague Street tunnel, Centre Street, and Manhattan Bridge which get their power, from the Interborough were also tied up. Relief came at 6:05. when traffic was resumed. Four Arrests Reported In Gary Train Wreck j Chicago, Aug. 28. Closely j guarded secrecy envelopes the re- ported arrests of four striking ! shopmen here following the wreck ; at Gary on the Michigan Central in which two lives were lost and several were injured. Reports are current that one of the quartet, all striking shopmen, has confessed, his alleged confession leading' to the arrest of the three others. It is said that two of the men involved are officials in the shopmen's union. -. t WASHINGTON NEWS (Special to DAILY NEWS) Washington, D. C, Aug. 27. After months of reduction and reorganization the post war army has been cut almost in half with enlisted strength decreased to 125,000 as demanded by Congress, resisted in vain by the President, Gen. Pershing and public-spirited citizens; leaving only 96,000 men to defend the United States. Congress is becoming increasingly restive over strike situation and apparent uncertainty of Administration in dealing with it; general feeling is that coal strike may be adjusted within a few days, but if rot that Government operation would amount to surrender to the trade unions and in the end would settle nothing. Soldiers' Bonus bill to be passed by the Senate Tuesday or Wednesday, expectation being that it will be disapproved by the President and fail of passage over his veto. Department of Justice in deep water over question of right of American Shipping Board vessels to sell liquor outside the three-mile limit, and unable to say when it will be prepared to render a ruling. Dissatisfaction over flexible provisions of the tariff bill growing among protectionist members of Congress, Representative Watson (Penn.) among those opposed and advocating American valuation plan. SHOPMEN TO WIN STRIKE IN MONTH, SAYS UNION HEAD By INDUSTRIALIST. The railroad strike will be over j within a month. The strikers will 1 win "it. . This is the prediction made by Senator Albert John J. Dowd Cummins John J. Dowd, chairman of the Central Strike Committee of the Metropolitan District, in a statement issued yesterday. Charging the railroad officials with being untruthful in their statements about normal conditions and ability to hire plenty of men, Dowd made public a telegram to United States Senator Albert B. Cummins, chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission, calling for an investigation of the conduct of the Association of Railway Executives in its relation to the present shopmen's strike. The telegram, sent yesterday to Senator Cummins in Washington, denounced the rejection of the road magnates of President Harding' mediation proposals as unrepresentative of the opinions of the majority of railroad executives who are members of the association. Dowd declared that peace in the railroad industry is impossible with the existence of the association, characterizing it as a union more dangerous than any labor union could be. "Speaking for the 25,000 men in our district," said Dowd, "we will accept nothing short of our original demands now. The time for a compromise on our part" is over." ; ! .'i i !'

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