Good luck getting RFTA support |

Good luck getting RFTA support

Dear Editor:RFTA has shown its true colors once again. It is OK for new members to join and contribute their taxes but we (the south end of the corridor) will still keep control of the decision-making with veto powers and their bloc voting (Aspen Times, June 8).Perhaps the worst decision they made since RFTA’s conception is turning down $900,000 for useless rail and ties. Also thrown in was corridor grading so that hours of use could be enjoyed by the public.I thought that RFTA’s job was getting traffic off Highway 82? What a nice way to get back and forth between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.Good luck on getting the public to vote for an increase in taxes when you throw away $900,000 for a symbolic idea that keeping useless track to let a “kitty car” run up and down the rails a few weekends a year is a good idea.The citizens of Glenwood Springs should not only vote against the tax in November, but should vote to opt out of RFTA.Don “Hooner” GillespieGlenwood Springs

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