The Red Line is a shovel-ready 14-mile-long light rail and subway line that will run east to west through Baltimore, connecting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Edmonson Village, West Baltimore, downtown Baltimore, Inner Harbor East, Fells Point, Canton, Highlandtown/Greektown and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. It has the potential to create thousands of jobs, connect residents with job centers, and make Baltimore a more just, equitable, and economically competitive city.
Residents, planners, engineers and elected officials spent more than ten years laboring toward the day when the Red Line would become reality. Then, in June of 2015, Gov. Larry Hogan unceremoniously canceled the Red Line and shifted all its money toward road projects.
However, the Red Line route has been planned since the 1960s; it is a needed piece of basic infrastructure that will connect our city. We must continue fighting and speaking for the Red Line.