... To the editor:
Jim Burgner's promotion of non-automated light rail, be it for short or long distance trips, still requires seriously considering the many cuts across many streets, thus negatively and very annoyingly affects (via traffic light) stop-and-go, fossil-fuel-emitting traffic.
Additional fuel-burning buses hopefully will be ignored by the powers that be; and, oh yes, they spew their toxins aplenty with their unrelenting stop and go in vehicle-congestion infested Vancouver. However, there's much green potential in a massive addition to overhead electric-line grids. Unfortunately, as long as SkyTrain is a monetarily - though not an environmentally - greater expense, there'll be letters to newspapers aplenty denouncing this superior form of mass transportation.
Regardless of its price, SkyTrain's benefits considerably outweigh its negatives - unless, of course, one foolishly places breathable air on par with the necessity of money. Frank G. Sterle, Jr.