After all these years, is it too much to ask the good folks at the Journal Sentinel's community online editions, like BrookfieldNow.com, to accurately differentiate between light rail and high-speed passenger rail/Amtrak, which is also known as heavy rail?
Misinforming the public is the wrong thing do do.
The story calls what the state is planning as part of the Midwest High-Speed Rail system, and what could stop in Brookfield "light rail," when it is not.
This headline on the Tuesday night story is wrong:
"Crowd packs Brookfield City Hall for light-rail meeting."
Haven't we been talking about this for close to 15 years around here?
Heavy rail, like Amtrak, runs with larger cars and big engines, and travels between cities, cross-country.
Light rail is to heavy rail what a motorbike is to a Harley.
The story gets it right, so can I get a headline writer who will read the story and not pull "light rail" from somewhere else and slap it on the top of the story for posting, please?
[Further update, Wedmesday AM: the headline now says "high-speed rail. " Hooray!]