‘We are distressed’ | New American Legion Bridge will amplify traffic, experts say
by Pete Muntean, WUSA9, November 12, 2019
WASHINGTON — The Governors of Maryland and Virginia are promising an end to crippling congestion over the American Legion Bridge, but opponents say the idea will make Beltway traffic even worse traffic for years to come.
“We are distressed,” Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. He criticized Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement that the traffic-choked Potomac River crossing would be rebuilt and widened. “There’s a natural feeling that adding capacity to roads will make a difference and what we’re seeing is it doesn’t,” Schwartz said.