Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Letter to the Editor - 100 Years without Rail

So, I got a few letters in the papers on 9/21/07. You can view them in the Langley Times and Langley Advance. Or read it below:

Editor: It still shocks me to think that from 1910 until the 1950s, we had a complete light rail system that connected all areas of the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver. People back then (when the population was about one-quarter of what it is today) had access to a better system then we do today.

They tore that system up in the 1950s for buses, ridership plummeted, and the rest is history. In this day and age, we should be asking ourselves why we are building greenhouse gas-causing roads that don’t work, and not building light right.

They had light rail over 100 years ago, we can have it now.

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