I wholeheartedly agree with The Times' thoughtful editorial in support of Proposition C on the Nov. 6 ballot ("Rail Way: Transit Without Tears," Oct. 16).
The Los Angeles economy depends on having a work force which can commute to and from work quickly and efficiently. Proposition C will help reduce congestion, quickly expand light rail and fund the replacement of old buses with cost-efficient and clean-fuel buses to help clean up our air.
And now, through the historic agreement just announced to purchase 180 miles of valuable, existing track, commuter rail systems can also be brought on-line even more quickly and less expensively.
Lastly, all the money raised by Proposition C will stay in Los Angeles County. Not one penny will leave our community. And, a fair share of these dollars will also go to our local cities for use on local projects, including fixing potholes, widening streets or dozens of other uses each city decides are most important to it.
RAY REMY, President, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce