James Quinn's report (June 24) on the San Fernando Valley Citizens' Panel on Transportation Solutions meeting the previous evening missed two key points.
First, many of us who spoke out in favor of the Burbank-Chandler route (also known as the Chandler-Victory route) did so proposing major mitigations which we hope would dispel objections to that route from community interest groups.
Specifically, I and several other panel members proposed such mitigations as:
--A grade-separated, automated system, built for the 21st Century, utilizing state-of-the-art technology to minimize noise and vibration (I would favor a magnetic levitation system to accomplish this purpose).
--Heavy landscaping to accomplish the effect of a greenbelt along the entire route.
--Elevating the system along the Victory/Topham residential corridor, with side walls high enough to further reduce noise and prevent visual intrusion.