Transit Press Conference

Sunday, January 17, 1965

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Opens with tone and reporter, he says that it is not yet clear what the topic of the press conference is, but speculates that it may be related to the transit strike or a controversy between Mayor Lindsay and President Johnson.

Mayor Lindsay arrives, the press conference is the the swearing in of Arthur Palmer as an officer of the Council of Transportation. Palmer then answers questions regarding his new positions. Many questions regard his expectations of working with Robert Moses.

Most questions relate to the proposal to join all the transportation agencies together.

The mayor is asked about signs of hostility from Robert Moses, who is opposed to Mayor Wagner's plans to combine the transportation agencies.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 70551
Municipal archives id: T782


John V. Lindsay and Arthur D. Palmer


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