Sentinel’s editorial board should abandon its position that it “doubts that coastal commuter rail is financially possible.” Instead, they should ask the RTC to come up with a business plan to figure out what the cost of rail would really be. Since we don’t know the cost, how is it possible to know what we can afford? The reason we don’t know the cost is because Greenway-backed interests at the RTC blocked any progress in coming up with a plan, just months before the launch of their initiative that would see our rail line torn up. Practical, right? A year ago, the RTC voted in favor of rail AND trail as the preferred use of the rail corridor.

The Sentinel should call for the next step: developing a company that details the costs. People want trains.

—Gordon Kindlen, Felton

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