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1939-------Miami, FL discontinued using streetcars and was now operating it's mass transit system through the usage of Bus service. The City granted an "exclusive" franchise to Miami Transit System.

1941-------William D. Pawley purchased the Miami Beach Railway system. Thereafter, he immediately increased the Bus fleet for this transit system from 18 buses to 43 buses.

1948-------William D. Pawley purchased the Miami Transit Company.

1956-------William D. Pawley purchased the South Miami Coach Line and the Keys Transit Company.

1959-------The County Commission attempted to purchase the bus system for the first time. The plan was dropped because of the high cost.

1960-------The County Commission passed an ordinance which created the "Metropolitan Transit Authority" (MTA) to unify the different transit operations into one countywide service.

This ordinance provided for the purchase, development, and operation of an adequate mass transit system by the County.

As a part of this ordinance, the Miami Beach Railway System, the Miami Transit Company, and the South Miami Coach Line and Keys Transit Company, were purchased from William D. Pawley for reportedly in excess of 8 million dollars.

Also as a part of this ordinance, the newly formed (MTA) would be managed by National City Management Company.

Note: Those who may have followed the "Pawley" topic should be also aware of the fact that William D. Pawley had acquired the transit system and bus line of Cuba.

In one specific reference, it is stated as to how Pawley helped to "beautify" Havana, Cuba by getting rid of all of the old trolly cars, and removal of the power lines as well as cable car tracks within the city streets.

From this, one could assume that William Pawley was just a "good samaritan" who had the aesthetic interest of downtown Havana as his motivation.

Yes, one could assume this!

However, about the only item of beauty which seems to have attracted the interest of Mr. William D. Pawley, was generally referred to as "greenbacks".

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1939-------Miami, FL discontinued using streetcars and was now operating it's mass transit system through the usage of Bus service. The City granted an "exclusive" franchise to Miami Transit System.

1941-------William D. Pawley purchased the Miami Beach Railway system. Thereafter, he immediately increased the Bus fleet for this transit system from 18 buses to 43 buses.

1948-------William D. Pawley purchased the Miami Transit Company.

1956-------William D. Pawley purchased the South Miami Coach Line and the Keys Transit Company.

1959-------The County Commission attempted to purchase the bus system for the first time. The plan was dropped because of the high cost.

1960-------The County Commission passed an ordinance which created the "Metropolitan Transit Authority" (MTA) to unify the different transit operations into one countywide service.

This ordinance provided for the purchase, development, and operation of an adequate mass transit system by the County.

As a part of this ordinance, the Miami Beach Railway System, the Miami Transit Company, and the South Miami Coach Line and Keys Transit Company, were purchased from William D. Pawley for reportedly in excess of 8 million dollars.

Also as a part of this ordinance, the newly formed (MTA) would be managed by National City Management Company.

Note: Those who may have followed the "Pawley" topic should be also aware of the fact that William D. Pawley had acquired the transit system and bus line of Cuba.

In one specific reference, it is stated as to how Pawley helped to "beautify" Havana, Cuba by getting rid of all of the old trolly cars, and removal of the power lines as well as cable car tracks within the city streets.

From this, one could assume that William Pawley was just a "good samaritan" who had the aesthetic interest of downtown Havana as his motivation.

Yes, one could assume this!

However, about the only item of beauty which seems to have attracted the interest of Mr. William D. Pawley, was generally referred to as "greenbacks".

June 23, 1950: Havana Electric Railway (HER) is acquired by the William D. Pawley Company, "Autobuses Modernos S. A."

Thereafter, an immediate transition to diesel driven buses as the transit system for Havana begins.

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National City Management Company, the firm which secured the running of the new MTA as a condition of the sale of the various holdings of William D. Pawley, was a subsidary of National City Lines.

National City Lines was a holding company which was created primarily by General Motors, Standard Oil of California, & Firestone Tire Company.

Beginning in the 1920's, acquisition of Electric Street Car companies throughout the US was begun.

After acquisition, the electric system was replaced by diesel buses built by General Motors, which of course utilized Firestone Tires, and also consumed Standard Oil of California produced diesel.

By 1949, National City Lines/General Motors, had been involved in the replacement of more than 100 electric transit systems with GM buses.

In April of 1949, GM was convicted of having criminally conspired with Standard Oil of California, Firestone Tire Co, and others, to convert the former electrical driven trolly car systems and thereafter monopolize the sale of buses and related products to local transit systems and companies throughout the US.

After having been convicted, National City Lines developed the "subsidary" corporation of National City Management Company, which thereafter secured "Contracts" to manage and operate mass transit lines, without National City Lines actually having to acquire and own the system.

In many states, such as Florida, National City Lines utilized "Free Agents" to purchase and acquire the transit systems, and then go through the process of deletion of the electric system and conversion to gas or diesel bus system.

Therein, lies William D. Pawley----Free Agent, who acquired various electric car mass transit systems of South Florida, (as well as Cuba), only to convert them to gas/diesel bus systems.

Then, upon sale of the entire system to the County Commission of Miama-Dade County, insure that National City Management Company would continue to run the transit system.

Thereby insuring the continued usage of GM buses; Firestone Tires; and Standard Oil of California gasoline and diesel.

William Pawley-----Front Man for the wealthy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motor...tcar_conspiracy

http://www.verdant.net/natlcity.htm

http://www.thethirdrail.net/9905/

*A topic of discussion on Pawley's "Front Man" status was written, however, by lack of attention on my part it was posted under the "Political" forum.

It briefly showed William Pawley's "Front Man" activities for the various wealthy industries of which it is known that he has become involved with.

This included:

1. Military aircraft repair.

2. Civillian Airlines

3. Military aircraft production

4. The Sugar Industry

5. The Mass Transit System

&, I neglected to mention his Florida "Real Estate" activities such as the thousands of acres of land with the "Talisman" Sugar Company held.

Edward P. Pawley, father of William D. Pawley, who went to Cuba and then Haiti, fully appears to have been a front man for early US Capital Investments into these two countries.

From available FBI documents, it becomes apparant that William D. Pawley continued the same type activities as his father. Just that William Pawley took this "Front Man" status to new levels.

In this regard, those who were the financial strength behind William Pawley, bought their way for him to receive two separate ambassadorship assignments, as well as some yet not fully known position in the overthrow of the Guatemalean Government.

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1949: Organized and became president of Autobuses Modernos, S. A., Havana, Cuba. During 1949 and 1950, removed streetcars, streetcar tracks, posts and wires from the streets of Havana, permitting the beautification of the city.

1954: Owner, president, and general manager of the Miami Beach Railway Co., since 1941, and of Miami Transit Co. since 1948. Also owner of South Miami Coach Line and Tropical Coac h line, Inc., and Grayline Sightseeing Co. of Miami.

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From the personal Resume of William D. Pawley.

Mr. Pawley has neglected to provide the information necessary to determine exactly who it was that provided the diesel buses; the diesel to drive the buses; and the tires on which the buses rode, when he completed removal of the electric street car system of Miami and Havana and thereafter replaced the streetcars with a bus system.

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