High speed rail makes sense

03/12/2014 12:03 PM

03/14/2014 6:26 AM

Naysayers who rail against the California high speed rail cannot see beyond their check books.

The horseless carriage? Man was not meant to fly?

My guess is most of these types would have been gung-ho for invading Iraq, a bad choice. As California continues to grow, do we build three or four new airports and enlarge or build new unsafe freeways?

If these people were rational they would realize price of these inevitable infrastructure necessities ought to be subtracted from high speed rail price tag. Know that these old-timey solutions will increase disease-causing pollution and more.

Remember what GM, Standard Oil and Firestone lobbying did to local transportation. If the high speed rail right-of-way is used for photovoltaic power, all kinds of additional benefits will accrue beyond cheap green power. If we cannot improve the north-south transportation corridor, we deserve trickle-down economics. -- Jon W. Candy, Loomis

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