Ont. -- I've been reading with interest the writings on transportation
this week: the article on high-speed rail (Time To Get On Board
-- July 8) and the subsequent rebuttals from the pro-road and pro-plane
camps (A Road To The Future -- July 9; Don't Let That Train Leave
The Station -- July 10).
two gentlemen arguing against the case for rail travel made some
rather strange points. The highway advocate claimed that greater
road capacities reduce greenhouse gases. The airplane advocate then
tried to top that by stating that passenger rail is somehow more
polluting than highway travel.
mind was made up on this issue last week when it got hard to breathe,
the air turned brown and the smog warning number soared.