Letter to editor : Rail line abandonment
Irreplaceable resources being abandon to make a bicycle path. What happens when fuel hits $25/gal?
Subject: Officials discuss replacing Colfax-Pullman rail with trail Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 06:49:53 -0700 From: Charles Petras <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor Sir Regarding the future abandonment of the Colfax-Pullman rail line discussed in your May 12th article "Officials discuss replacing Colfax-Pullman rail with trail." The loss of this rail link would further erode the competitiveness of our county. As the price of fuel continues to increase -- as we all know it will as the dollar continues its debt induced slide -- its absolutely vital that efficient transportation infrastructure be called into play so we can continue to supply competitively priced food to the world markets. Once the line is gone, its gone. It would be cost prohibitive to reconstitute most of the lines that have already been abandon (and scraped), but if they are still in place then making them serviceable would be a small percentage of new price. Regards, Chuck