Re: “Improve Amtrak Cascades or construct high-speed rail? The selection is evident” [Nov. 28, Opinion]:
Based mostly on California’s expertise, all that’s clear about both alternative is that neither facet can declare any revenue or environmental advantages from a rise in ridership for his or her visions. They haven’t any management over that variable. And with out actual engineering, the prices for each decisions are best-guess projections.
If the expectation is to enhance the rail service in order that it doesn’t change into out of date, then it is smart over time to enhance the present system. The high-speed rail choice stays a wasteful and expensive fetish of the city elite.
Thomas Younger, Ocean Shores