Transit Advocates Boo Highway-Focused Congestion Relief Plan

Transit advocates in Baltimore are calling on regional officials to throw out an $8.7 billion traffic congestion plan because it relies too heavily on highway projects and not enough on transit options.

"A coalition of mass-transit advocates urged the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board yesterday to scrap its $8.7 billion draft plan for traffic congestion relief over the next 28 years, contending that the proposal is heavily skewed in favor of highway projects."

"The advocates are attacking a potential blueprint for what the region's transportation system would look like in 2035. They say the draft Transportation Outlook 2035, prepared by local governments and the transportation board's staff, directs too much money to road projects, including many that would encourage sprawl and violate the state's Smart Growth policies."

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