The Baltimore Sun - Proposed CSX Facility Becomes Political Football Amid Community Opposition


Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun
December 2, 2013

Virulent opposition among West Baltimore residents to a proposed CSX Transportation cargo facility in their neighborhood has raised more questions about the viability of the long-studied project.

It also has disrupted key conversations on growth at the port of Baltimore and become a political football that local elected officials are finding difficult to handle.

While Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake touted the project as a critical infrastructure investment ahead of next year's opening of an expanded Panama Canal, she's also begun hedging her support with more promises that residents won't be steamrolled in the process.

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