Red Line funding is good news

Your article highlighting the O'Malley administration's proposal of $90 million for engineering work on the Red and Purple lines is excellent news ("$90 million proposed for new light rail lines," Sept. 21).

Investment in new public transportation projects, like Baltimore's Red Line and the Washington-area Purple Line, is not only good for the environment but also good for the economy and quality of life. The Red Line, for instance, would reduce the number of cars on the road, connect people to major employment and entertainment centers, and create jobs.

Gov. Martin O'Malley should be applauded for this proposal to boost public transportation. This proposal shows that he is a champion for the environment and economy in the state of Maryland and a leader who will move Maryland forward.

Jon Wong, Baltimore

The writer is a campaign associate with Environment Maryland.

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