More asphalt, more pollution from vehicle exhausts, more traffic congestion, more destruction of trees, green space and wildlife to build more and bigger highways. Is there no end to it?
The latest proposed "transportation corridor" is through the Town of Lancaster, an area that would be served much better by rail rapid transit on existing railroad rights of way.
Is rail costlier? The State Department of Transportation spends billions of taxpayers dollars annually building, rebuilding and widening highways. Just over $500 million would expand our light-rail system to 35 miles, serving all suburbs and the airport, and reducing highway congestion and pollution in the bargain.
JOSEPH H. RADDER Citizens Rapid Transit Committee