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Subways are costly; let them take Uber

If MTA riders want better service, they should be willing to pay for it. Mass transit should be self-sufficient (“Metro shutdown was badly handled,” Feb. 14).

Regarding increased traffic conditions if more people were driving cars: We can lessen that by carpooling and telecommuting. Local government could also help by reducing property taxes if you live within a mile of your workplace. Not only would that take more cars off the street, it would promote stronger communities.

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Over the next 20 years, technology will play a role in how we get around. Self-driving cars will be able to travel the highways at higher speeds and closer intervals. These smart cars will also be able to "talk" to each other and traffic lights, moving them efficiently down the road. Rail travel is outdated, unreliable, expensive and rarely gets you to your exact destination.

As far as letter writer Paul R. Schlitz Jr.’s father's nurse (“Don’t blame riders for MTA’s shortcomings,” Feb. 14), all the nurses I have known make good money and can afford a car. They make more than I ever have and I have been able to afford a car. Maybe it's just a matter of priorities.

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As for the subway riders who don't want to get up early for a 3-hour commute, there's always Uber and taxis. Again, priorities.

John Acosta, Ellicott City

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