A tidal wave of new residents and jobs is bearing down on the nation’s capital region, bringing high pressure on housing and infrastructure for the foreseeable future. “Foreseeable” is the key word because population and employment projections are available for local leaders whose most important job should be preparing to meet the predictable challenge. Yet the Potomac River has become a dividing line between Virginia officials, whose eyes are wide open, and Maryland politicians who have stuck their heads in the sand. Nowhere is that discrepancy more apparent than in transportation — and it is Maryland commuters of every age, race and ethnicity who will pay the price.
Maryland’s best traffic-relief hope is twisting in the wind
August 11, 2022