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Jitneys Called Out at Buffalo.

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Jitneys Called Out at Buffalo.

The New York Times
December 29, 1922


BUFFALO, Dec. 28.—For two hours tonight street car traffic here was virtually at a standstill and thousands of persons were compelled to walk home in a biting wind or seek transportation other than street cars.

The fall of snow was not heavy, but it came down on streets coated with ice from an early morning rain and drifted into rails and switches more rapidly than International Railway employes could clear it away.

Mayor Frank X. Schwab declared an emergency existed and authorized the operation of jitneys, which recently had been driven from the street through court action instituted by the International Railway Company.  Few automobile owners responded to the Mayor's call, however, and most of the downtown crowd went home on foot.

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