Rep. Elijah Cummings had the following to say in his Sept. 30 op-ed in the Baltimore Sun:
“For many Baltimore residents, the MTA bus service’s routes and timings determine the patterns — and the very reach — of their lives.
“Many of the Baltimore communities in which opportunity is most limited —and in which access to a private vehicle is lowest — would have been served by the proposed Red Line light rail system.
“This is why the governor’s decision to cancel the Red Line and walk away from as much as $900 million in federal funding that could have been invested in that project was a decision about more than just a rail line. It was a decision that will shape the connections and barriers that will continue to define the geography of our city and its residents’ lives for decades to come.”
See the full op-ed here.