Passenger Rail Service Can Work For Us

Building more highways won't solve our transportation problems, says Dave Zweifel in an editorial about bringing passenger rail to Madison, WI.
February 11, 2001, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Many of the same people turned out at another meeting this week to lobby against bringing passenger rail to Madison, as if it were a sinister plot to destroy property values and keep the kids up all night.Most of the opponents live along the tracks that someday will be upgraded to bring so-called high-speed Amtrak to Madison for the first time since the national passenger service was started back in 1971. While the Madison area is starting to show some of the same transportation gridlock that afflicts most metropolitan areas these days, there are still some who think we can stick our heads in the sand and it will all go away.It won't. And building more and more highways won't make it go away either."

Thanks to Eric Goodman

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Published on Saturday, February 10, 2001 in The Capital Times
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