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Letters As Boca grows, where will all the traffic go?


As Boca grows, where

will all the traffic go?

I have been reading information sent to me by Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie and she says she is a traffic expert. So what I want to know, with all the building going on, where is all the traffic going to go?

They are about to tear down another building on Federal Highway to put up another high-rise. Federal Highway cannot be widened, so answer the question. Where will all the traffic go?

ALBERT SHALHOUB, BOCA RATON

Brightline doesn’t

need legislators’ bill

The commencement of Brightline rail service in Southeast Florida this summer will be a significant transportation upgrade supporting our economy and mobility. And the system itself is not costing taxpayers a dime.

There was an article recently, “Concern over Brightline prompts lawmakers to consider rail regulations,” (Feb. 22), which cast a bit of a shadow on Phase Two, which will connect us to Orlando, and has always been considered an integral part of the project. It seems that some state legislators in the Treasure Coast are introducing a bill that would adversely affect that plan and other railroad operations in Florida.

Ostensibly, the bill touts “safety” improvements. In actuality, those included are needless, as the federal and state governments have already accepted the Environmental Impact Statement for Phase Two. All safety concerns are addressed in that document and in existing federal regulations.

Indeed, this is a scheme to undermine our new system. I must remind our friends to the north that the tracks passing through their towns have been there more than 100 years. They are an important part of our infrastructure, like the interstate system, and we all benefit from this upgrade.

I respectfully suggest that all state legislators weigh very carefully the presumed “merits” of this bill.

ANTHONY CAFARO, GREENACRES

All Trump has done

is raise fear quotient

I am a retired high school teacher, having taught English for half of my career and earth science for the past 15 years. I have gone from being a proud American to a fearful one.

I have not seen such political tactics since the McCarthy era. Facts have been replaced by alternative facts and the concept of fake news reminds of the supposed communists of yesteryear.

Today’s rise in hate crimes can go back to Trump’s rise in popularity. I see a president in need of a psychological evaluation. What other government leader uses Twitter as his main source of communication? Is he not capable of eloquent English?

Accusations of wiretaps by President Barack Obama are completely unfounded. The new pipeline won’t actually use U.S. steel. The EPA budget is essentially destroyed; women’s rights practically decimated.

The damages done today will hurt generations to come. For those of you who support him, when will you realize that you have been duped? Your children and grandchildren will painfully pay for this.

PAUL ELMORE, TEQUESTA

Dems still focusing

on attacks, not issues

So far it has been harder than I thought that Democrats would get over losing. But they are clearly not over it.

Personal attacks continue. Delay in confirming the Cabinet and complaining about everything President Donald Trump does are getting old fast. If they find anyone in the administration who is guilty of jaywalking, they immediately declare that person should resign. Any rumor (most of which are made up by liberals) immediately becomes fact and they trample each other to the microphone.

It really is time for Democrats to begin to focus on what they stand for versus what they are against: anything Trump.

JOHN GIGANTI, BOYNTON BEACH



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