The key to the Inner Harbor revival is a working light rail

Giacomo Bologna’s recent article on Inner Harbor redevelopment plans reported that $67.5 million of state taxpayer funds have been committed to improving the Inner Harbor (“How the reimagining of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Developer Gets $67.5 Million Boost from State Taxpayers,” Oct. 6).

When I first moved to the area six years ago, I took the light rail from Linthicum Station to Inner Harbor to attend a conference. It was a nice introduction to the city, driving through southern Baltimore at sunrise, glimpsing the tidal marshes otherwise hidden by highway barriers, and finally heading downtown over the water. . It was also a lot less stressful than driving and trying to find parking, plus it saves carbon emissions and fosters a civic feeling of people from all over the south side of town traveling together.

But since that ride, when I tried to take the southern branch of the light rail, it either got eaten by a sinkhole, or it was closed for repairs, or it broke down while I was in the train. Tried to take it again in April to go to the Flower Mart in Mount Vernon but it was closed again. Either I’m just really unlucky, or the southern tram line has been largely out of service since 2017.

Funds to improve the inner harbor should include repairing the light rail so people can get there reliably.

— Neith Little, Catonsville

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