I read your recent article in this Sunday paper (“With electric ferries, Maryland won't need a third bay bridge,” Mar. 8) and totally agree with you about using a ferry system for additional bay crossings. I do like the one crossing from Sparrows Point to Tolchester, because I live in Dundalk. I frequently travel to Ocean City and dread using the Route 97 or Ritchie Highway segments of the trip.
I am sure that the folks from Pennsylvania and the northern Maryland counties would appreciate a crossing at Edgewood. So maybe multiple crossings would work. I don’t know how the pricing would be determined, but I would think that a nice leisurely Upper Bay crossing is desirable when compared to maddening traffic of Route 97 or Ritchie Highway and back ups at the Bay Bridge. Throw in being able to use the Easy Pass too.
I am sure Norway subsidizes their ferry system to make it affordable. And Washington State may be using marijuana money for their system. But, if there is a look at privatizing the system as an workable alternative, it might work.
Thanks for the thought provoking article.
Ron Cooke, Dundalk