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An elegant solution

Dear Editor:My congratulations to the Elected Officials Transportation Committee for moving the ball forward on the Bus Rapid Transit Plan. The next step is, of course, to move forward on the Preferred Alternative. I am not in favor of buses as the final solution, unless of course they come up with an electric bus; however, we do have to move forward and are now dependent on the voters of the city of Aspen to approve the path. I have confidence that Aspenites recognize the problem and will see the bus driven Preferred Alternative as a good first step to the elegant solution we all truly deserve.The final elegant solution will have to include light rail from nodes of development. New nodes of development, such as Buttermilk, the vacant space at 82 and Brush Creek, Basalt and even Carbondale could finance mass transit, and in the case of the first two, the connection of the mountains by gondolas and other lifts. Finally, new nodes of development could preserve open space and take the pressure off the downtown of Aspen for development. The elegant solution will require the work of city and county governments.Perhaps the Elected Officials Transportation Committee would be a good place to start.Robert PewWoody Creek


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