Time for trains

08/26/2014 5:56 PM

08/26/2014 5:57 PM

In 1970 my wife and two children, 7 and 5, went to the Osaka, Japan World’s Fair.

We rode from Tokyo to Osaka on the bullet train at 200 mph.

Today, Japan is testing new trains in the 300 mph range.

Today our children are in their 50s! Still no trains here?

Concrete is obviously not the answer.

We have the right demographics, the right-of-way, density, business mindset and know-how.

The only concern: Let’s not make the disastrous mistake of allowing any government interference. Let’s keep it totally private.

As Peter LeCody says (”The case for high-speed rail in Texas,” Aug. 17), “hey, we’re Texans.”

Let’s accept this challenge and get started!

— Don Pittman, Arlington

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