Tran­sit low­ers car­bon emis­sions

The Denver Post - - OPINION -

Re: “East Col­fax bus line nav­i­gates push­back,” Jan. 22 news story.

Den­ver trans­porta­tion plan­ners are for­ward thinkers in propos­ing the East Col­fax bus rapid tran­sit line. This line has the pos­si­bil­ity of eas­ing con­ges­tion, with fewer peo­ple driv­ing and more peo­ple us­ing pub­lic trans­porta­tion, as the city de­vel­ops more tran­sit- ori­ented hous­ing.

This is the 21st cen­tury— and 21st cen­tury trans­porta­tion needs and ex­pec­ta­tions will need to change. Even GMand Ford mo­tor com­pa­nies are re­al­iz­ing that com­bus­tion enginepow­ered trans­porta­tion will be­come out of date and new in­fra­struc­tures will need to be de­signed and de­vel­oped. One of the driv­ing fac­tors re­gard­ing trans­porta­tion should be low­er­ing car­bon diox­ide emis­sions.

It is time to get on board with new and bet­ter ideas for our trans­porta­tion needs to en­sure cleaner air and the health of our planet.

IreneMcCahill, En­gle­wood

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