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Highway and Road Transportation

Thinking big doesn't necessarily mean another Bay Bridge

Thinking big doesn't necessarily mean another Bay Bridge

While it is gratifying to hear Gov. Larry Hogan's concerns about traffic across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, his announcement focusing on a shiny new span lacks any real discussion about cost or the impact of a flood of new people, traffic and roadways on rural Maryland ("Hogan announces plan to study building third Bay Bridge span," Aug. 30).

There is a large and growing body of evidence that the conventional approach to solving traffic congestion by increasing highway capacity is ineffective over the long term. The most immediate example is Route 1 in Delaware...

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