Gov. Hogan's announcement that plans for the Red Line transit route would be tabled was painful both personally and professionally. It represented years of work for so many dedicated residents, government workers and advocates, but the people of Baltimore can't let this be the final denial in the development of an equitable rail system that serves all of our communities.
Neighborhoods matter because culture matters. Middle-class families have always known this, which is why so many parents move to the suburbs in pursuit of safer streets, better schools and shared values.