Thank you for a rare bit of logic and fiscal sanity with the publication of the Randal O’Toole column regarding the New Orleans-Baton Rouge passenger train. All the facts cited by O’Toole and, plus, this one nugget of the cost and time table, “10 years and $450 million,” should give the rainbows and unicorns crowd just a tiny ray of reality intruding into this pipe dream.

Why not use the money to fix the highways and give relief to the rest of us who prefer the flexibility and freedom of driving our own cars to our destinations? O’Toole is a breath of fresh air.

Carol Ross

marketing executive

Lafayette