Underpass would increase chance of train derailment

I agree with John Harper (View Point, Observer, Nov. 19) about the threat of a possible train derailment here in Salmon Arm

Open letter to city council:

I agree with John Harper (View Point, Observer, Nov. 19) about the threat of a possible train derailment here in Salmon Arm. If an underpass were built the trains could/would travel faster with more chance of a derailment. I ask our newly elected council to reconsider the city’s expensive plan to proceed with this project. The public would appreciate learning who would benefit from an underpass: surely not the average taxpayer. A referendum should be held regarding this proposed use of so many tax dollars.

Marguerite Sivertz