Letter writer Mahlon G. Anderson of AAA Mid-Atlantic ("Md. should devote its surplus to transportation," Sept. 6) gives short shrift to an essential need here in Maryland — improved public transportation. He focuses on road construction and motorists.
Another effective way to for Maryland "to tackle its own Beltway gridlock" is to develop the public transportation alternative to automobile commuting both in the Baltimore and the National Capital regions.
In fact, the Nov. 1, 2011 Final Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding, of which Mr. Anderson was a member, refers to "capital needs to address doubling transit ridership goal" as an historic and important use of additional funds to the Transportation Trust Fund.
Art Cohen, Baltimore