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B&P tunnel relocation project meets strong opposition from city residents

B&P tunnel relocation project meets strong opposition from city residents

More than 60 residents of West Baltimore turned out Saturday to urge transportation officials to scrap a plan that would re-route a train tunnel beneath their homes, businesses and neighborhood centers.

"I strongly oppose the tunnel project," said Lauren Haney Provost, president of the board of directors of the St. Francis Neighborhood Center. She fears that the noise levels and vibrations from speeding trains would disrupt a host of activities that knit the community together.

"The new tunnel would be built directly across the street from our after-school program, our jobs program, our computer training program and our farm," she said.

Provost and...

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