on Wed Mar 7 19:15:56 2018, in response to Re: Tuscarora Almanac for March 5, posted by randyo on Wed Mar 7 15:20:45 2018.
Back in 1923-1925, the BMT had no interest in dealing with the Board of Transportation in any matter. Recently reorganized from the BRT's bankruptcy, it did not wish to buy the 200 steel subway cars needed for the Ashland place connector for its Fulton el trains. that alone would have cost over $8 million, plus the cost of rebuilding the older Kings County el, east of Ashland Pl. Not only was it the 5 cent fare, but also the failure to complete the Nassau connection from Chambers St to the Montague tunnel.