With ICC, we're paying for a road we'll never use

November 19, 2009

The ICC is intended to be a highway for rich people ("ICC was always intended to exclude most people," Nov. 2) and is supposed to be paid for with exorbitant tolls. Now we are told that we will all have to pay for it via increased tolls on all roads ("Jump in Md. tolls likely after 2010," Nov. 16).

You don't have to read between the lines to conclude that all of us will be paying for a highway intended for rich people. Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this picture?

My suggestion: Sell ICC toll subscriptions to pay for it now rather than issuing bonds. If not enough people are willing to pay, then pull the plug before any more money is wasted on this road that no one wants.David Plaut, Reisterstown


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