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MIT's Neighbors Might Foot Monorail Bill

This monorail suggested by A. Arif Husain '97 ["Monorail Will Expand Creative Potential," Nov. 26] is not as crazy as it may initially sound. Of course, few people will want to pay for it if it only serves college students. One way to actually get it built is to find allies who want it for their own reasons.

Suppose the route served the Sloan School and MIT, the Hyatt, University Park, Draper Labs; and connected all of them with the Marriott and the red line of the T at Kendall Square. It could even be extended to the Cambridgeside Galleria Mall in place of that crowded shuttle bus that currently runs customers to and from the mall.

This adds up to a large enough customer base to make the monorail worth building in an area with limited access to the subway.

Disney has been operating a monorail for many years, and they visit MIT periodically for recruiting. They might be interested in helping us plan and build the system.

Michael C. Murphy '97