Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Bill Barnard: Raptors and rail

I don’t really know how Paul Stam was elected if his quote in the Sept. 22 Road Worrier column “Republican legislators defend the budget’s light-rail killer” was correct: “Light rail is sort of a dinosaur of the 20th century or the 19th century.” Perhaps he was referring to himself and not the least expensive and minimal pollution mode of transportation we have.

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Thomas Swasey: Press pause on transit

The Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit project is a dinosaur speeding to extinction. I have attended many of the public informational meetings including one of two final meetings reserved for public comment, held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill in September. I and many neighbors restated legitimate concerns regarding unsafe grade crossings, ridership numbers, route selection, environmental effects and the cost for this 17 miles of problems, $1.7 billion to build and $18 million annually to operate and maintain.

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