Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT)

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This system integrated the IRT with another corporation, the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT). In fact, this project doubled the total rapid transit mileage and extended beyond the original designated territories to new parts of the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn. Due to the World War I, a series of financial crises worried the political arrangements between the City of New York City and the two subway companies since it were prohibited to raise the nickel fare. The context of a political culture in which public ownership and regulation combined with private operation to encourage competition and conflict rather than cooperation, low prices and high quality service, increased the friction between government and business.
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