Lockheed Corp. has proposed buying, leasing or managing the state-owned Baltimore-Washington International Airport. This would provide Maryland a chance to reduce debt, save money and maybe make a profit, Lockheed says. Some Maryland transportation officials greeted the idea with caution, saying the state must be able to maintain control of BWI's destiny. Gov. William Donald Schaefer plans to appoint a task force to evaluate proposals and study the impact of such a deal on other state programs and properties.
The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Should the state relinquish control of the airport to a private company? Could Lockheed or another private firm operate the airport more efficiently than the state?
To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight Sunday. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
Look for the results in Monday's Evening Sun.