Strike Strands Rush Hour Commuters 1960
The area around the Park Street M.T.A station in Boston is crowded as people try to hail cabs and find other transportation after the sudden and unannounced strike of 4,000 carmen at the beginning of rush hour left thousands stranded on Aug. 22, 1960. The M.T.A. estimated 250,000 people were affected and the traffic jam in downtown Boston was the worst in the city's history as outgoing and incoming cars converged. The one-day strike was estimated to cost over $6 million dollars to Boston merchants.