Anxiously awaiting Madera to Fresno high-speed rail

August 9, 2013 

I am so excited and full of anticipation for the high-speed rail connecting Madera with Fresno. I plan to be among the first to drive to Madera, park my car, walk to the ticket counter, show my ID to get my boarding pass, check my luggage, go through security checks and an hour later board the train for the 30-minute ride to Fresno.

Looking out my window, I'll marvel at the thousands of acres of farmland taken out of production, appreciating how much irrigation water is being saved. After arriving, I'll get to wait 30 minutes for my luggage with the other excited passenger before renting a car to visit my daughter and son-in-law.

What a great benefit this Madera to Fresno connection will be for California and America. I can't wait.

STEVEN HUNTER

Modesto

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