rendering of Red Line

Baltimore Sun: Obama administration announces civil rights review of Maryland transportation

On President Barack Obama’s last full day in office, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it would conduct a sweeping review of Maryland’s transportation policies to determine whether they violate federal civil rights rules.

The department made the decision after investigating complaints about Gov. Larry Hogan’s cancellation of the Baltimore Red Line light-rail project in 2015. It’s unclear whether President Donald Trump’s Transportation Department will continue the probe.

Read the full story here from the Baltimore Sun

See the press release from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.