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To the editor: It is difficult to feel sorry for General Motors, based on its sordid past.
If GM gets a dime of taxpayer bailout, it should be to reinstate the clean electric rail system this country once enjoyed.
How many people have even heard of the “General Motors Streetcar conspiracy?” Between 1936 and 1950, GM bought out more than 100 electric surface-traction systems in 45 cities and replaced them with their filthy GM buses. At the time, 90 percent of all trips in the U.S. were by clean electric rail.
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