Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association Inc

Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association

The Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association is a voluntary-membership, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the quality of life in Linthicum, Md. The LSIA has been watching over Linthicum since 1975. The organization was formed with the merging of the Linthicum Civic Association, which dated back into the 1950s, and the Shipley Improvement Association, which was formed in the early 1970s.

SCMAGLEV Form Letter

The Honorable Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

100 State Circle

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

 

Maryland Department of Transportation
Bradley M. Smith, Director of Office of Freight and Multimodalism
7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076

email: bsmith9@mdot.state.md.us

SCMAGLEV Project, c/o Suhair Al Khatib
Maryland Transit Administration
6 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

email: salkhatib@mta.maryland.gov

 

 

[ENTER DATE]

 

 

Dear Governor Hogan,

 

My name is [ENTER NAME] and I reside at [ENTER ADDRESS]. I am writing to inform you that I oppose the SCMALEV train project for many reasons, including the following:

 

  • There are thousands of people in the path of the SCMAGLEV train who will be adversely impacted by the train either running through or under their homes, by the many years of construction activity and because of the unsightly ventilation facilities that will need to be installed.
  • SCMAGLEV is an unproven technology that has never been profitable or successful in any community, especially in the United States (e.g. California’s MAGLEV project).
  • Based on the history of MAGLEV trains in the United States and in Japan, residents in Maryland are likely to be stuck with a large tax bill for years to come.
  • Maryland already has several train systems that we can use that do not disrupt and destroy the communities along the path that the SCMAGLEV train is proposed to take.
  • The SCMAGLEV train will not save any time in commute from Baltimore to District of Columbia when transit time between my home and the train station is taken into account. It will also be much more expensive than commuting by car or MARC.

 

Thank you for taking the time to review my letter. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you want to discuss this issue further.

 

 

Very Truly Yours,

 

 

_____________________

[ENTER NAME]

 

 

 

CC:

Additional Addresses and Repreentatives

 

Maryland Department of Transportation
Bradley M. Smith, Director of Office of Freight and Multimodalism
7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076

email: bsmith9@mdot.state.md.us
 

Paul Nissenbaum, Associate Administrator

Office of Railroad Policy & Development

Federal Railroad Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE

Washington, DC 20590

email: OfficeofRPD@dot.gov

 

Anne Arundel County Executive

Steven R. Schuh Arundel Center

44 Calvert Street

Annapolis, MD 21404-1831

email: sschuh@aacounty.org

 

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin

509 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

email: https://www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/email-ben

 

Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen

110 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

email: https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/content/contact-senator

 

Congressman John P. Sarbanes (US House District 3)

2444 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

email: md03ima@mail.house.gov

 

State Senator James DeGrange, Sr.

James Senate Office Building, Room 101

11 Bladen St.

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

email: james.degrange@senate.state.md.us

 

Delegate Pamela Beidle

House Office Building, Room 165

6 Bladen St.

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

email: pamela.beidle@house.state.md.us

 

Delegate Mark Chang

House Office Building, Room 160

6 Bladen St.

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

email: mark.chang@house.state.md.us

 

Delegate Theodore Sophocleus

House Office Building, Room 162

6 Bladen St. Annapolis, Maryland 21401

email: ted.sophocleus@house.state.md.us

 

County Council (District 1)

Councilman Peter Smith

44 Calvert Street, 1st Floor

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

email: peter.smith@aacounty.org

 

Administrator Scott Pruitt

USEPA Headquarters

William Jefferson Clinton Building

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W.

Mail Code: 1101A

Washington, DC 20460

email: pruitt.scott@epa.gov

 

EPA Acting Regional Administrator Cecil Rodrigues

US EPA Region 3

Environmental Protection Agency

1650 Arch Street

Mail Code: 3RA00

Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029

email: rodrigues.cecil@epa.gov

 

Chairman Milford Wayne Donaldson

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

401 F Street NW, Suite 308

Washington, DC 20001-2637

email: achp@achp.gov

 

Ms. Mary B. Neumayr

Acting Chief of Staff

Council on Environmental Quality

Executive Office of the President

1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20500

email: XXXXXXXXXXXX

 

Ms. Elizabeth Hughes

Director/State Historic Preservation Officer

Maryland Historical Trust

100 Community Place, 3rd Floor

Crownsville, MD 21032-2023

email: elizabeth.hughes@maryland.gov

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