Tuesday, June 02, 2009

GM Needs to be Railroaded

Blessings to all who read this:

Those who live in the state of Michigan bear some of the greatest burdens in light of recent events concerning the automotive industry companies. Indeed, the now-nationwide trend of closing factories and dealerships brings to light just how serious the crisis is. Now that the federal government, via taxpayer money, are majority stakeholders in General Motors, I feel that the engineering and mass-production/assembly resources at GM (and if possible, Chrysler) can and should be used to help design and implement comprehensive mass-transit systems like high speed rail, light rail, and green-friendly alternative-fuel buses for use both regionally and nationwide.

Weren’t the auto factories refitted during World War II to build tanks and such? The American auto industry’s backyard of Michigan would be great to start pilot projects connecting cities with 21st century transit systems. It would be a means of bolstering America’s workforce nationwide and go a long way toward strengthening the economy. In the midst of public debate on what its restructuring means, I feel that there is a potentially missed opportunity not being explored.

Public Transit systems help lessen the overall fuel emissions made by the vehicles we drive. It also helps those who currently can't afford their own vehicle meet family, work and school obligations. Feel free to contact these elected officials about taking better advantage of GM bankruptcy and restructuring plan to directly address the shortcomings in America's transit issues-

Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
www.whitehouse.gov

Mr. Ray LaHood, US Secretary of Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave SE,
Washington, DC 20590

Mr. Matt Welbes
Federal Transit Administration
East Building
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20590
Dept. of Transportation website- www.dot.gov

US Senators- www.senate.gov

US House of Represenatives- www.house.gov

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