This represents a tilt towards support for car traffic over investment in transit and a curious reduction of available funds for transportation in a region with very high unmet transportation needs. However, toll facilities are accounted separately and experts assure that the toll decision would not affect the liquidity of the transportation trust fund.
The decision seems to be more based on placating the Governor's voting base than on planning a healthy future for the region.
Klaus Philipsen, FAIA
Maryland cuts toll rates at Chesapeake Bay Bridge, ICC