What was the National City Lines/General Motors scandal of the 1930s about?



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    The National City Lines Scandal is also known as the Great American Streetcar Scandal, or General Motors Conspiracy. Despite such names, there is much evidence behind the story. National City Lines was organized by GM, Firestone Tire, Standard Oil, Phillips Petroleum, Mack, and the Federal Engineering Corporation into a holding company. Starting in 1936 National City Lines began buying up streetcar systems in major cities and then replacing them with GM buses. Many scholars attribute this to the rise of automobile culture in America, and the loss of a once flourishing streetcar system.

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