In this recent post, we talked about the Tooth Fairy and NNEPRA's fourth successive TIGER Grant application submitted to the US DOT. It cites a total cost of $8.5 million, and asks for $7.5 million as a grant.
Now comes word from a retired railroad professional commenting on the application, and how the proposed project is virtually unnecessary. We thought we'd pass it along to you for your consideration, and perhaps NNEPRA's as well. The individual who composed it managed major passenger rail enterprises; his credentials for making this analysis are far stronger than anyone in the Downeaster management chain.
That doesn't matter much, we suppose, when you have the Oppem sisters behind you in whatever you propose. Here is his brief response to the application; the visuals below the text support the argument.
Adjust the strings accordingly.