Fair but Not Balanced

RECEIVED Fri., Aug. 3, 2007

Dear Editor,
   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.
More later,
Paul C. "Buzz" Crews AIA
President, the AART group
Austin Area Regional Transit
(Integrated Regional and Urban Transit for Austin and Central Texas)
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