The Star-Telegram Editorial Offered
Its Opinion on the TexRail
Other council members are right in
saying there are things Colleyville can
make happen, like sound barriers along
the route and proper crossing equipment
so trains donít have to sound their
What Putnam canít do is make the Cotton
Belt line through their community go
away. Itís a dedicated right of way that
has run through Colleyville since the
1800s, long before those beautiful homes
and neighborhoods were built next to it.
People who build next to a railroad and
expect no trains ó or expect to
eliminate trains ó are ignoring reality.
Putnamís protests are real. Unhappiness
is real, and it can be politically
But TEX Rail represents transportation
progress for North Texas, and it must
Then followed up yesterday with comments
from the public to the question about
those in Colleyville that might "not
like" the concept of Tex Rail offering
their response to the question,
"Do they have the
right to be concerned about noise and
property values or are they trying to
impede needed progress?
Click Here for the responses published
on Star-Telegram's web site to this
loaded question, Click Here.