Letters to the Editor

Island citizens deserve regional railway study

To the Editor,

Re: Railway taxes can’t continue, Opinion, Nov. 15.

In response to the editorial, which wonders about the long-term, fiscal viability of rail’s restoration to the E&N line, perhaps we might, then, expect the Bulletin to add its voice to the call for a fully independent, regional transportation study – as opposed to “studies” done by vested interests within the Regional District of Nanaimo – so that citizens would have a truly objective evaluation of our infrastructure with which to look forward. Perhaps we might also read of the Bulletin’s concerns about the tens of millions of taxpayers dollars that have gone into the Nanaimo Airport – which, unlike the Island Corridor Foundation, is a privately owned facility – local government “interests” notwithstanding.

David S. Dunaway

South Wellington

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