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Labor Secretary Perez promotes Red Line, high-speed rail
Labor Secretary Perez promotes Red Line, high-speed rail

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said plans for a new light rail line in Baltimore should move forward during a visit to the city Monday to promote the Obama administration's economic agenda. Perez said investment in mass transit, such as the two light rail lines proposed for the Baltimore and D.C. regions, would increase the region's competitiveness and help people reach jobs more easily. He also spoke in support of a high-speed train that would connect the two areas. "We must be relentless on mass transit," Perez told a breakfast meeting of the Greater Baltimore Committee. "It isn't the Purple Line versus the Red Line. It should be the Purple Line and...

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