This Day in History: 1966-01-05
William White, chairman of the Erie-Lakawana System announced that a petition had been filed with the N.J. Board of Public Utilities to suspend all interstate passenger service on the line. He cited continued losses, currently running over $9 million per year as the major reason for the move. The continuance of the passenger service could threaten the continued operation of the system as a fright line, he said. About 35,000 daily commuters would have been affected if the petition is granted. Local groups began immediately to organize opposition.