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Hogan's road expansion plan is a good one

Hogan's road expansion plan is a good one

Gov. Larry Hogan recently announced a $9 billion highway expansion project that includes construction of toll roads in Maryland along I-270, the Capital Beltway, and the Baltimore/Washington Parkway (“$9 billion highway project would widen 3 major Maryland roadways, Hogan says,” Sept. 21). You might be wondering, why is he doing this, and is it a good idea? As a traffic and transportation planner, I thought it was helpful to provide some background details on the issue.

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