Pulling rails is classism
To the editor:
Pulling rails so that snowmobilers have more venues to play seems to be classism at its worst.
It says, “If you can’t afford a car and gasoline, you can’t afford to visit the Adirondacks.”
Mass transit enables people of all economic levels to travel. Train service to the Adirondacks is needed to ensure the survival of the park.
All tax-paying New Yorkers ought to be able to travel to their state park with ease. Removing train rails makes the Adirondacks a privileged person’s playground.
Why tout the advantages of coming to the Adirondacks if at the same time you’re making it harder for people to do?
Brian R. McNaught