The proposed I-81 solutions are, according to a think tank report: A boondoggle, archaic, ignorant and with a lack of history knowledge or current events (“Report: Widening I-81 Project A Boondoggle," June 22). The solution to widen I-81 in places is fraught with potential accidents. History from 1910 shows us how rapid change has occurred. Few paved roads until 1960, and few cars from 1910-50.
To fight pollution, gas engines must be curtailed or eliminated. I project battery cars for local travel and fast public transit for distances. Remember jet engines pollute too. I-81 will be a corridor for some form of rail high-speed transit. The proposed solution is unthinking and without imagination except a temporary solution of tolls and toll gantries and speed reduction. Forget today’s solutions think tomorrow.