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On March 22nd 1861 the New York Times ran an article entitled STREET RAILWAYS HOW THEY SHOULD BE CONSTRUCTED Comparative Advantages of the Various Styles of Rail In the column CONSULTING THE PUBLIC CONVENINCE This article stated that the legislature had passed a bill about City railway charters which would allow for better rail service in terms of more cars it was important that the public be aware of the primary importance for the laying of a track which will not infringe upon the rights of owners of private vehicles nor be an inconvenience to the already existing highways The article continues to describe the way in which the existing traffic runs and how the construction of the railway should be built in order for it to be most effective The article also shows various types of railways and says which type would be best for the various parts of the city and why The main aim of the article is to allow its readers to recognize not simply the obvious improvements of having a railway but also the necessity of having a railway built in a certain way designed to prevent any major form of hindrance to the already existing streets In a previous article written on March 2nd 1861 entitled City Railroads- A Call for Reduced fares a prelude to the above article in some respects It called for legislative action in order to not only for the privately operated Railroad companies to provide better service but also to reduce the fares from 5c to 3cA reduction which they felt was necessary for the people They also found that the fare was too much to ride in cars that were dirty and overcrowded causing a discomfort to the passengers while the Railroad companies earned huge profits On January 2nd 1891 the New York Times published an article entitled BROADWAY AND RAPID TRANSIT In this article Broadway is seen as the ideal route for
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