In "Ah, streetcars!" (Forum, April 28), Jeff Lynd reminds us of the time streetcars in Salt Lake City went up and down every few city streets (State, 200, 700, 900 and 1500 East streets), and he calls for their return.
I'm all for "broad use of public transportation" to help the environment, but we do not need to return to electric street cars. We already have public transportation going up and down every few streets buses. We don't need to spend millions laying track and overhead wires.
When it comes to public transportation, we could help the environment more by doing two things with the millions that would be spent on streetcars: