LETTER: Reader Supports Congressman Seth Moulton’s Plan For High Speed Rail

Dear Editor,

With his plan for high speed rail, U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is doing something rare in Congress these days: proposing an imaginative, credible solution to one of our nation’s chronic problems.

The problem, as anyone living in the Sixth District can attest, is the absence of a sane, sustainable public transportation system.

The plan would invest $205 billion over five years through public-private partnerships that catalyze state and local matches. It works on three levels:

Jobs and growth. We’re going to need a much better public transportation system as we recover from a devastating pandemic. Building 21st-century infrastructure provides short-term stimulus with long-term benefits to economic growth and competitiveness.

Environment: Climate change demands that we move away from travel that depends on fossil fuels. Electrified high-speed rail can be an important step in that direction.

American Leadership: China, Europe, and other nations are investing big in high speed rail. Their economies will be more nimble and efficient as a result. The US risks falling behind if we continue to let our antiquated rail networks languish.

Our nation’s elected leaders should get behind Congressman Moulton’s bold plan for high speed rail.

Sincerely,

Greg Liakos
he/him/his
Wakefield, MA

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