This is not a cost-effective investment of public dollars. For the cost of the Purple Line, Marylanders could have bus rapid transit along the Purple Line corridor and rapid bus transit along
Advocates are planning to ask the Maryland legislature to increase the gasoline tax to fund this boondoggle. If Maryland and the O'Malley administration want to go forward with the Purple Line, the funding should come from the primary beneficiaries of the project — he major commercial interests and developers along the Purple Line right-of-way — not from an increase in the regressive gasoline tax.
Keith Belton, Millersville