Red Line — too little for too much [Letter]

March 07, 2014

In its "Winter 2014 Red Line Update," the Maryland Transit Administration revealed that its plan for funding the Red Line includes a "contribution" from Baltimore of up to 20 percent of the $2.8 billion current projected cost of the project ("Cost for Red, Purples lines increase, even as major funding is proposed," March 5).

In other words, city taxpayers can look forward to an additional tax burden of as much as $500 million for a project that very few citizens believe is necessary or desirable. All the while, our existing transportation infrastructure of streets, roads and bridges crumbles for want of much-needed maintenance and repairs. Where is the logic or common sense in this?

Benjamin Rosenberg, Baltimore

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