John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
It would be nice to be able to have high speed rail to Madison and to Minneapolis. After going through security at the airport, rail would make a great alternative to flying. People who commute between Milwaukee and its western suburbs will find rail to be economic and time saving over have to drive the same distance. The KRM would also be nice to have between southern areas and Milwaukee. It would be a movement towards greener Milwaukee. Less auto emissions, less highway wear and tear, and less fuel used would greatly help us in our daily lives. In Europe, the rail is used very often and cars less often. A good mass transit system is a blessing to any community.
It would make traveling to Minneapolis to visit my son and his family much easier. As you get older, driving becomes more difficult. A good rail alternative to flying would be greatly appreciated. You will be able to relax while you travel. Train seats are more comfortable than airplane seats. This is one good reason why we should copy Europe in their mass transit efforts. Less use of the automobile will promote cleaner air and less gasolene use. Please consider high speed rail for us.