Group Pushes For Light Rail Station Shutdown

From WBAL (h/t Greater Greater Washington) Group Pushes For Light Rail Station Shutdown: MTA Says It's Working With Police To Address Crime Concerns

I am not sure if this is a case of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. It surely seems this should be a solvable problem. It also seems the LRT did not inspire any redevelopment, given the adjoining land uses.

BALTIMORE -- A group of Linthicum residents is pushing for the shutdown of the light rail station there, citing an attempted murder at the station about three weeks ago.
Local police are working with the Maryland Transit Administration to address safety concerns, but Cosentino said the station just doesn't work.
"The community has its concerns, and we want to be good neighbors."
- MTA's Terry Owens
"There's no parking, it's not well-lit at all," he said. "It's basically in a gulley, for the lack of a better word."
The MTA said it is looking at alternatives, but offers a different view of crime at the station itself.
"Our data suggests that we don't have any real problems at all at the Linthicum station," said spokesman Terry Owens. "But that's beside the point. The community has its concerns, and we want to be good neighbors.
"We want to do whatever we can to work with the community to address their concerns."
Cosentino said he and his supporters don't plan to drop their stance against the station.
"We mean business," he said. "We don't want this thing to die down."
Residents suggest that the nearby stop in North Linthicum is safer, saying that it's better lit and has plenty of parking.

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