Chris Spruill’s letter in Friday’s edition hit the nail on the head.
We have lived in the Frederick area for over 30 years, and I still do not understand. I worked “down the road” in Montgomery County for years and spent hours commuting. There was no other option. Now finally there is discussion at least of a better way. There should be some form of mass transit available to get to Washington. Oh, and by the way, it will cost about a third as much and be much better for the environment.
When I was a teenager in northern New Jersey (1960s and ’70s), we lived 40 miles from New York City. If you wanted to go to the city, you just got on the train. The system was as reliable as air. No one really drove to NYC.
We, here in Frederick, should have that same option to go to D.C. Imagine if you worked in D.C. and arrived without the incredible stress of driving from here.