Maryland light rail proposal draws scientific protest

04/4/2008 | Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.), The

Urban planners looking to cut down on traffic in the crowded Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., want to bring a new light rail line into the heart of the University of Maryland, allowing many of the 35,000 students to leave their cars at home. But the proposed route is drawing fire from some scientists at the university who claim the vibrations from a rail line could damage sensitive equipment and hamper their research. University officials have proposed a more remote station, and engineers will study both routes before the Maryland Transit Authority makes its decision in September.

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