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Letters such as "Red Line's unanswered questions" (April 12) infuriate me because the historic problem in Baltimore with light rail was always who would use it rather than who wouldn't. By that I mean white suburbanites don't want inner city black people to travel into their neighborhoods. The residents of Ruxton have thwarted the construction of a stop on the Central Light Rail Line to this very day.

Savvy suburban politicians clearly don't want people like my son to be seen riding light rail trains — or to find employment. This writer seems completely unaware that the intended terminus of the Red Line is the Social Security Administration. Since SSA with its headquarters in Baltimore County is the world's largest bureaucracy, the Red Line has the potential to be the equivalent of Artscape every work day (the highest volume day of the existing light rail line with the possible exception of Ravens or Orioles playoff games).

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Certainly getting to work is more important that seeing a lot of underpaid artists and overpriced food.

Paul R. Schlitz Jr., Baltimore

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