Most cities have decent mass transit operations. Go to Philly. Go to Boston. Go to San Francisco. Visit New York or Chicago. They have elevated trains, they have surface rail, they have subways; some never did away with their trolleys. A subway across Baltimore? I agree: That would be preferable, and the old guys with bowlers and big moustaches -- city fathers of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century -- should have built one. But they were a little distracted by fin-de-siecle celebrations and they ran out of money rebuilding downtown Baltimore after the Great Fire of 1904. So it didn't happen, and that's unfortunate. So we don't have a cross-town subway. We don't have a cross-town anything, except buses. More and more people need to be using mass transit, especially in the city. We should have a light rail line from North Charles Street to South Charles Street, too.