Letter: Public transit — not more roads — answer to Fort Meade congestion

January 17, 2012

I read with great consternation the Jan. 12 editorial "Fort Meade expansion a boon, but traffic must be addressed."

Studies have concluded that building more roads simply increases traffic. What an excellent opportunity we have to build a light-rail running right down the middle of Route 32 from Columbia to Fort Meade. When I first moved to Howard County in 1986, that road was being expanded. I was dismayed to see that wide expanse of median left untouched.

Coming from an area with great public transit, I thought a chance at making a real difference for future traffic was being missed. Here we go again.

Marijane Monck

Columbia

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