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Baltimore takes a toll to visit

A VisitBaltimore.org commercial came on TV during a Saturday football game. I asked my friends why we don't go to Baltimore more often.

Well, the tolls are $16 just to make the trip. The Millard Tydings Bridge on I-95 charges $8, and the Fort McHenry Tunnel is $4 each way. Add in gas and parking, and a one-hour trip could easily cost $30-to-$40 before you even do anything.

That's right. Thanks to the tolls, the cost of just stepping foot in Baltimore could easily reach $40 for anyone from Cecil County, Delaware, and areas north. But the government will still spend the money on a commercial for VisitBaltimore.org.

There are over 600,000 people in Cecil County and Northern Delaware who would love to go to Baltimore if the toll-collectors didn't try so hard to keep us away.

David Von Steuben, Newark, Del.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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