Under ordinary circumstances, I would delight in the words of Baltimore-Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport CEO Ricky Smith describing the expansion boon currently underway at the airport. BWI is consistently setting passenger records and expanding its 14,000 workforce, and the surrounding businesses are benefiting from the windfall. However, these are not ordinary circumstances in Baltimore in the summer of 2017. So it was with all-too familiar dismay that I heard the thud as the other shoe dropped: Mr. Smith reported that the biggest obstacle to success is getting Baltimore City workers out to the airport to work ("Airport faces transit issue," Aug. 8). In these complex and fraught times, it is as simple as this: Our Baltimore citizens do not have the transportation to get to the jobs which are available, the jobs which are their vital links to financial, physical and emotional health.