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Letter: Like a 7th-grade word problem

Kenyon Karl expressed “the necessity for a bit of nitpicking” in his column titled “Trains must be part of our transportation future” in Tuesday’s Monitor. I need to respond with a bit of my own nitpicking. After noting that the Downeaster train runs at a maximum speed of 80 mph, Karl says, “Thus it can not be compared to the 135-150 mph service provided by Amtrak’s Acela Express.” But, in saying this, he has just compared the two trains by saying that one goes faster than the other.

BRAD DORSEY

Hopkinton

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