Letters

Letters

Casino already blew good chances to get traffic right

Re “A chance to get traffic right in Everett” (Editorial, May 16): In any other world-class city awaiting the opening of a $2.6 billion casino in the middle of a dense, traffic-choked area, the pedestrian bridge and the train stop would have been built as part of the project, and not floated as maybes, after the fact.

Here’s an idea: Take the $35.5 million fine Wynn Resorts is paying, and direct it right to those transportation improvements. And that ferry service they’re running? Require it to be free, as partial mitigation for the hours that commuters will spend sitting in traffic that undoubtedly will worsen as a result of this project.

Mark Lowenstein

Brookline