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Maryland Department of Transportation
Carroll's transit phobia
Carroll's transit phobia

Outsiders might be shocked to learn that Carroll County promotes itself as a tourism destination. From wineries to Civil War sights, walking tours and recreational opportunities, the county touts all sorts of things to come see and do. The official visitors guide beckons with a "Welcome to Carroll County" on its front page and observes how it's "convenient" to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Gettysburg, Pa. What's odd about this is that the very same brochure has the endorsement of Doug Howard and others on the Carroll County Board of Commissioners. Mr. Howard is the author of a resolution — scheduled to be considered by the full board tomorrow —...