Transit group speaks out on toll lane study

I-270

Officials are in the initial stages of a $9 billion project that will add toll lanes to I-495 and I-270, but not all residents are happy about it. 

In September, Governor Hogan announced plans to add four new lanes to I-270, the Capital Beltway, and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Now as the environmental impact study is about to begin, the Maryland Transit Opportunities Coalition members say the study should have included mass transit. 

“We would be really happy if they would do a study of adding a third track to the MARC line and running trains all day both ways. Let’s compare that to the toll lanes,” said Ben Ross, president of the Maryland Transit Opportunities Coalition. 

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