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Subject File, 1831-1997 (continued)
BOX 237-243 Rail Matters (Field L), 1856-1994
Correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, statements, legislation, legal research, organizational mailings, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter focused on railroads. A significant portion of the subseries relates to issues and concerns surrounding the consolidation and abandonment of rail lines in the Northeast under the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973.
Arranged according to an inventory created by Hoppen. A general file precedes an alphabetical file organized topically. Miscellaneous articles and other material are filed at the end of the subseries.
BOX 237 General, 1966-1994
(2 folders)
BOX 238 General, 1966-1994
(7 folders)
BOX 238 Alphabetical file
BOX 238 Amtrak, 1973-1984
BOX 238 ConRail, 1975-1984
BOX 238 Council of Better Transit Organizations, New York, N.Y., 1970-1992
BOX 238 Delaware and Hudson Railroad Co., 1968
BOX 238 Empire State Passengers Association, ESPA Express newsletter, 1980-1994
(4 folders)
BOX 238 Metro-North Commuter Railroad, 1982-1986
BOX 238 Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 1970-1991
BOX 238 National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak), 1970
BOX 238 New Jersey, 1971-1982
BOX 238 New York State Department of Transportation, Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, implementation, 1974-1976, 1990 See also Container OV 3, Maps of New York rail system
(1 folder)
BOX 239 New York State Department of Transportation, Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, implementation, 1974-1976, 1990
(4 folders)
BOX 239 Northeast Transportation Coalition, Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, 1974-1975
(2 folders)
BOX 239 Office Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, 1975
(2 folders)
BOX 239 Penn Central Transportation Co., 1970-1979
BOX 239 Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. (PATH), 1971-1983
BOX 239 Public Counsel's Office, Rail Service Planning Office, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1976
BOX 239 Public Interest Economics Center, 1975
BOX 239 Rail service
BOX 239 General, 1976
BOX 239 Foreign Rail Services Planning Office and Office of Public Counsel, 1970-1984
BOX 239 Railpax (Amtrak), 1971
BOX 239 Railroad deregulation, 1980
BOX 239 Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, 1974-1976
(1 folder)
BOX 240 Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976, 1974-1976
(3 folders)
BOX 240 Rails, abandonment, 1975
BOX 240 Reading Railroad, Pennsylvania, Lettie Gay Carson file, 1973, 1988
BOX 240 Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973
BOX 240 General, 1972-1976
(4 folders)
BOX 241 General, 1972-1976
(4 folders)
BOX 241 Correspondence, 1974-1976
BOX 241 Notes and memoranda, 1975
BOX 241 Reversionary interests, titles, and fees, railroad litigation, 1856-1966
(2 folders)
BOX 241 Road atlas, United States, 1973-1975
BOX 241 Rock Island, Ill., railroad system, Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad, 1975
BOX 241 Shoup-Adams bill, Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, H.R. 9142, 1993-1994
(4 folders)
BOX 242 Stockholder's lawsuit, railroad litigation, 1885-1916
BOX 242 Subsidies, rail lines, 1975-1976
BOX 242 U.S. Railway Association
BOX 242 General, 1974
BOX 242 System plan for rail reorganization in the Northeast and Midwest
BOX 242 Final plan, 1974-1977
(2 folders)
BOX 242 Preliminary plan, with appendices, maps, and other material, 1975
(5 folders)
BOX 242 Miscellaneous articles and other material
BOX 242 General, 1972-1983
(2 folders)
BOX 243 News clippings, 1964-1991
(12 folders)
BOX 244-249 Hudson Tolls (Field M), 1955-1980
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, statements, notes, motions, maps, legal research, and news clippings pertaining to a 1975 decision by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to raise tolls on bridges and tunnels. The subseries begins with Federal Highway Administration hearings and other material relating to a complaint in intervention filed by the Citizens for Clean Air in support of the toll increase despite opposition from other political and special interest groups. The remainder of the subseries focuses on the basis for the Citizens for Clean Air’s support including environmental and safety issues caused by the spread of highways and the increased use of automobiles. Specific topics include air pollution, highway safety, tolls, regional planning, traffic congestion, transportation funding, citizen organizations, and public commissions. Also included is a brief history of Robert Moses's pivotal role in shaping the New York highway system.
Arranged according to an inventory created by Hoppen. The subseries begins with material relating to the Citizens for Clean Air complaint and follows with an alphabetical file organized by topic or type of material.
BOX 244 Citizens for Clean Air, in re the Bayonne Bridge, George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, and Outerbridge crossing tolls, Federal Highway Administration
BOX 244 Complaint in intervention, 1976
(2 folders)
BOX 244 Hearing, 1976
(3 folders)
BOX 245 Hearing, 1976
(5 folders)
BOX 246 Hearing, 1976-1977
(2 folders)
BOX 246 Alphabetical file
BOX 246 Action for the City and Transportation '76 (ACT '76), 1976
BOX 246 Air pollution and health, 1967-1975
BOX 246 Citizens for Clean Air, 1975-1977
BOX 246 Congestion and congestion pricing, 1975-1976
BOX 246 Correspondence, 1976-1977
BOX 246 Delaware tolls, 1974-1975
BOX 246 Economics, automobile, 1975-1976
BOX 247 Federal interests, 1955-1975
BOX 247 Financing transportation, 1975-1976
BOX 247 Hudson tolls, New York, N.Y.
BOX 247 General, 1977
(3 folders)
BOX 247 Miscellaneous, 1974-1979
BOX 247 Kaplan Fund, 1976
BOX 248 Metropolitan Transportation Authority, annual report, 1974
BOX 248 Moses, Robert, undated
BOX 248 New York, New Jersey, Connecticut metropolitan region
BOX 248 Airports, 1976
BOX 248 Freight, 1976
BOX 248 Highways, 1975
BOX 248 Rails, 1974-1980
BOX 248 Water transportation, 1974-1976 See also Container OV 4, Maps
BOX 248 New York, N.Y., Transportation Policy and Programs, 1975
BOX 248 Notes and memoranda, 1975-1976
BOX 248 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 1974-1976
(2 folders)
BOX 248 Proximity planning, undated
BOX 248 Regional Plan Association, N.Y., 1976
BOX 248 Regional planning criteria, undated
BOX 248 Safety, 1966-1976
BOX 248 Societal cost accounting, 1970-1980
BOX 249 Subways, New York, N.Y., 1974-1975
BOX 249 Support of position, 1976
BOX 249 Traffic accident costs, 1976
BOX 249 Transportation system management, 1976
BOX 249 Tri-State Regional Planning Commission, 1971-1976
(2 folders)
BOX 249 Trucks, 1967-1976
BOX 249-253 National Priorities (Field N), 1965-1983
Organizational mailings, news clippings, flyers, programs, posters, notices, correspondence, memoranda, notes, statements, speeches, reports, petitions, legislation, lists, and newsletters principally relating to causes other than the environmental movement. Topics include civil rights, consumer protection, health care, housing, military spending, population planning, poverty, urban affairs, Vietnam War, and women’s rights, among other issues. A folder at the beginning of the subseries contains correspondence, memoranda, and notes by Hoppen advocating discussions between environmentalists and other activists on national priorities. Also included in the subseries is a statement of three broad principles titled “Social Triad” drafted by Hoppen to serve as the basis for discussion. Most of the subseries consists of organizational mailings and news clippings gathered by Hoppen as background on diverse social and political issues. The bulk of the material dates from 1969 to 1972.
Arranged according to an inventory created by Hoppen. Files are organized alphabetically by topic or type of material with miscellaneous articles and other material filed at the end.
BOX 249 General, 1968-1972
BOX 249 Packets of material, possibly for meetings, 1970-1971
BOX 249 Social Panel
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