Letter to the Editor: Rail link
BY Gary Rhinehart, Tulsa
Sunday, February 03, 2013
2/03/13 at 8:16 AM
I don't understand who would use the rail service from Tulsa to Oklahoma City. For most people in Tulsa it would not be practical. I would have to drive probably 12 miles to the train station, taking 20 or 30 minutes, pay to park my car, buy a ticket and wait for the train to depart.
I would have to rent a car or take a bus to my final destination. I would have to pay the car rental expense while there or, if I took the bus, probably would have to walk to my final destination. When I returned, I'd have to make sure I got to the train station on time, by bus or by my rental car. It is more convenient to drive myself there in about an hour and 50 minutes. Also, $50 million could be spent on something more beneficial to the public.
I just don't understand who would use this service. Former Tulsa City Councilor Rick Westcott needs to specifically identify who he thinks would benefit from this rail service and divide $50 million by the number of people served. Of course $50 million is probably not enough - it always costs more than estimated.
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