Alaska railroad efforts should not be minimized

We Alaskans are so fortunate and should feel grateful that our fearless U.S. Representative Don Young adeptly secured $30 million annual funding for our Alaska Railroad to continue capital projects and to preserve passenger service. I was utterly insulted and felt snubbed to read that some outsiders and naysayers call our Alaska Railroad a railroad to “Nowhere” and that they regard Fairbanks, Alaska as “Nowhere”. Aren’t you?

Coming from California, I remember hearing that many thought building the Golden Gate Bridge was considered building a Bridge to Nowhere. Our Alaska Pipeline was also presumed to be a Pipeline to Nowhere by challengers and look at how much oil it has piped outside for the last 30 years.

Hopefully our Alaska Railroad will expand and connect to Canada and the North America Railroad grid. That’s Irrefutably Not “Nowhere”. It’s awesome having Representative Don Young expertly working for us Alaskans in Washington, D.C. Thank you, Congressman Don Young for keeping our Alaska Railroad going SOMEWHERE. We’re glad you’re always looking out for us Alaskans!

Phillip Clary

Anchorage

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