A successful and prosperous city will be reflected in an increase in passenger journeys. Well designed public transportation facilities, combined with well planned, user friendly public transit services, represent the best way of coping with the growth in traffic.
Folks like Tafilaw should be applauding this project instead of opposing it.
Editor's note: Dyson is president of the Rail Passenger Assn. of California and chairman Burbank Transportation Commission.
Griem's ignorance belongs in the closet
Well, perennial hatemonger Bryan Griem has managed to sink to a new low in his latest homophobic rantings ("In Theory: Reactions to Prop. 8 court ruling," Aug.14).
Griem now is actively arguing that homosexuals should be forced back into the closet and away from "thinking society." This is an insult not just to gays and lesbians and their children, but to the millions of "thinkers" who believe that all Americans should have constitutional rights.
Griem also makes the stunningly ignorant "argument" that gays and lesbians shouldn't have rights because the Constitution doesn't expressly grant those rights. Griem smugly notes that the Constitution "doesn't say that men may marry men or women may marry women."
True, but the Constitution also doesn't say that men may marry women, or that women could marry men. Nor does the Constitution expressly say that ignorance-based homophobia can't be spewed in the pages of an ostensibly respectable newspaper. The Constitution grants rights that may not be identified until centuries later, but that does not mean those rights (including the rights of interracial couples to wed) don't exist.