Opinion: Letter to the Editor: ‘Cut Your Losses’

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: ‘Cut Your Losses’

The "No Potomac Yards" ad by Citizens for Common Cents in the Nov. 1 Gazette Packet did an excellent job of laying out the terrible effects this new station would have on our beautiful city if we go ahead with it.

I would like to add one question: Does this new station have any constituency besides developers who are directly profiting from it and their city doppelgangers?

And one further objection: There isn't the slightest need for a new station. On the contrary, development hasn't even touched the fallow lands around several of the existing stations. And the West End is home to a new tourist attraction, the Ghost Mall, with all the dereliction but none of the charm of Western ghost towns. Is that going to be a generational thing? Is it even going to spread, if millions are sunk into the redundant new station?

The phrase "Cut your losses" is the kindest thing that can be said about the Potomac Yard station.

Elisabeth Vodola