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In Years Past

February 22, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, Corporation Counsel Arthur W. Kettle, acting under instructions from the common council of Jamestown, had filed a complaint with the public service commission against the Jamestown Street Railway Company, Chautauqua Traction Company and Warren-Jamestown Street Railway Company. The complaint declared that the rates of service were unnecessarily and unreasonably high, that service was inadequate and inefficient and could be greatly improved by rearrangement and systematization. The commission was asked to investigate with a view of a possible reduction in fares to all classes of citizens or else a reduction in favor of special groups, such as working people and school children during certain hours of the day.



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