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Red Line

Nov 1, 2023

Red Line options range from $1.9B to $7.2B, new estimates show

The Red Line transit project is expected to take between six and 12 years to complete and will likely cost between $1.9 billion and $7.2 billion, according to estimates.

Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson, D-Baltimore, said he feels “very good” with the state’s fiscal position and isn’t concerned about structural issues. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Sep 27, 2023

Md. Senate president hopes for end to uncertainty about Baltimore Red Line

Maryland officials should work "as quickly as possible" to start to set residents’ expectations for the east-west Red Line transit project, Bill Ferguson said.

“We've been very clear that we can focus on pathways to work, wages and wealth for all Marylanders. We can make sure we’re investing in industries of the now and industries of the future and make Maryland a real leader in the field,” Gov. Wes Moore said. “And, by the way, do it and not raise taxes on a single Marylander.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Sep 10, 2023

Wes Moore talks about Red Line and taxes, filling vacancies, and Orioles lease

Gov. Wes Moore pushed back on concerns about a Red Line bus network and said his administration has shown it can promote growth without raising taxes.

This photo illustration depicts a rapid transit bus driving on Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)
Aug 3, 2023

Red Line meetings produce a focus on bus rapid transit

People came to a series of open house meetings with questions about bus rapid transit — one of two options being considered for the revamped Red Line project.

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announces the revival of the 14-mile, multibillion-dollar Red Line, envisioned as an east-west transit line in Baltimore.
Jul 25, 2023

Baltimore transit advocates question Moore administration’s Red Line plans

Officials are hoping to gain local support for a revived Red Line project in Baltimore through open house meetings, but community organizers say they are dubious of the state’s plans.

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announces the revival of the 14-mile, multibillion-dollar Red Line, envisioned as an east-west transit line in Baltimore.
Jun 19, 2023

Red Line funding unclear as Moore administration awaits cost estimates

Gov. Wes Moore displayed a wide range of support as he reignited plans for the east-west Red Line transit line in Baltimore.

Jun 15, 2023

Moore announces revival of Red Line transit project

Gov. Wes Moore said his administration will revive plans for the 14-mile, multibillion-dollar Red Line in Baltimore.

Jul 14, 2017

Feds close complaint into canceled Baltimore Red Line

The U.S. Department of Transportation has closed a complaint alleging that Maryland officials discriminated against African Americans when they canceled a light-rail line in Baltimore. The Washington Post reports that a letter sent to state officials Thursday states that the agency will “administratively close the complaint without finding.” Two complaints, consolidated into one, alle[...]

Jan 26, 2017

A matter of justice

We thought that the Baltimore Red Line was dead. Of course, we are referring to the proposed 14-mile light rail line serving the core of the region from Woodlawn in the west to Bayview at its eastern terminus. This transit project, first proposed in 2002 and the subject of a decade of meetings and nearly […]

Jan 24, 2017

DOT expands investigation into Red Line cancellation

The U.S. Department of Transportation has expanded its investigation of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to cancel a railway line, saying the probe will now include all of the state transportation agency’s programs to determine whether federal law was violated. Since December of 2015, DOT has been investigating a complaint alleging that Hogan violated a […]

Jun 6, 2016

Report: Subways won’t help Baltimore grow

Investment in fixed-line mass transit, such as the now abandoned Red Line project, would not have much impact on Baltimore’s population, according to a recent report. The study, “Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth” by Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, of the University of Toronto, and Matthew A. Turner, of Brown University, was released May 30 and […]

Feb 16, 2016

Democrats seek more control of Md. transportation decisions

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan’s reprioritizing transportation spending, including the cancellation of the multibillion-dollar Red Line project in Baltimore, has some state legislators pushing for changes. The proposed legislation is the latest battle over transportation spending that started last summer, when Hogan announced the cancellation of the Baltimore light-rail project, foregoing $9[...]

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