I am a resident of Charleston since 1970. For several years, I have attempted to attract interest in a commuter rail system for the Charleston, SC, ("Tri-county") region. My efforts have failed. After sending more than 20 messages to 200 + persons and agencies, I have had no replies. I represent no one: no group, movement, cause, foundation, committee, etc. I am backed buy no one. I have done this exclusively via email, without added expenses. I am retired and unemployed. I truly believe that, without a great enhancement in mass transit, this area could suffer a massive economic slump. Yet, no one I write will so much as acknowledge my messages, as good, bad or indifferent. A list of addressees is at the end of some of the below messages. I also contacted every TV, radio station and newspaper in the area. I spoke with a newspaper reporter outside of the area and was told the reason is the lack of money. I understand this. S.C. is a "poor state", maybe the poorest between Virgina and Texas. Still, I believe a system could be built with ambition and determination, but, most of all, a realization that, without a major improvement breakthrough in mass transit, this tri-county region is likely to be doomed by its success. These points are discussed in the copies of messages I have sent over the past six months. I would appreciate comments as to how I might improve my message to "turn heads" and be "on the radar" of the person(s) in my area who could assist me in bringing the issues to the attention of the approx. 500,000 residents who live and work here. Thank you.