Sound off for Sept. 15, 2013
Fairfield learned last week that it failed to receive a $9 million grant from the federal government to help pay for its planned train station, a blow to the project.
Here are some comments on the article:
- The overpass is a good plan necessary to increase traffic mobility and should be done as soon as possible. The train station? Not so much. The homes plan? Absolutely mind-numbing.
- The train station is not a good idea. Why spend $68 million for a station, when there is one only 10 miles away? Makes no sense. I can see revamping Peabody Road, but no need for a station or a bridge. Why not hire a few police officers and build something for the children? I guess the politicians need a train to get out of town when the criminals are out destroying the city.
- Maybe if the planners of this grand scheme would hire the same band of thieves involved in the Bay Bridge to design and build the overpass bridge, the funds would miraculously come from wherever all such funds come from. Overlooked in all the hullabaloo is the fact that the poor old taxpayer is funding this monstrosity. If Fairfield were to get the “grant,” all they would be getting is some of our own tax dollars back. Madness!