Maryland can't run one Baltimore light rail line, what makes it think it can handle two?

July 26, 2011

Anything that is run by the state of Maryland is one big mess. Tuesday evening I and hundreds of others waited for almost one hour (50 minutes to be exact) for a northbound train from Camden Yards. In the meantime five trains came southbound!

When a train finally came it was standing room only, and only a very few of those hundreds waiting could get on. You can imagine with the Red Sox in town how many people there were trying to take a train.

This is outrageous in itself, but on a regular basis there is no one checking tickets, and the trains, as far as I can tell, are just being run for junkies and flunkies to ride for free! If we knew how to run a business as they do in Atlanta, for example, you could not go through the turnstile without your token. And Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to put in an east/west line! Until these idiots can have a north/south line working properly and for profit, forget expanding! Why are not heads rolling for the Inefficiency of this so-called business? With so many people out of work, it seems absurd that every last one of the folks who are not doing their jobs, are not replaced!

Susan Rose, Baltimore

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