The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) supplied an “unprecedented” $3,120,000 loan to Charles W. Chase to “expand further the Indianapolis [street car] system and buy even more state-of-the-art cars.” These efforts helped increase patronage of the street car system by 25%, and “apparently reversed a trend everybody said was inevitable.”
P.W.A. Docket No. IN 5582
The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, edited by David J. Bodenhamer, Robert G. Barrows (pg. 1148-9).
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