I am really disappointed in the editorial (TNT, 4-29) that sides with local officials who are afraid of rapidly moving passenger trains in their cities. Have none of the editors and officials ever traveled outside of Pierce County? The anti-train arguments, while no doubt well-meant, sound provincial and misinformed.
Fast trains (regular ones; bullet trains at 200 mph are another subject) are found all over Europe, where they rarely sound a warning at grade crossings, as well as in large metro areas in the U.S. The closest examples are in the San Francisco Bay Area and the metro Los Angeles …