We appreciate the Chronicle
's attention to public-transportation issues, as demonstrated by Katherine Gregor's articles ["Streetcar Desires," "10 Reasons to Love a Streetcar," News, July 20
]. One can see that she understands the importance of rail transit's influence on urban development and quality of daily life. Unlike the Statesman
or especially the Austin Business Journal
, The Austin Chronicle
does not resort to the lazy reporter's habit of writing a news article on passenger rail and then, for "balance," calling up Jim Skaggs and adding his predictable anti-rail comments at the conclusion of the article.