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Red Line will be world class [Letter]

Red Line will be world class [Letter]

A recent letter compared the proposed Red Line to Baltimore's existing light rail and suggested that planners should abandon the Red Line's downtown tunnel ("Pricey Red Line fails to live up to expectations," Aug. 29). Experience with the existing light rail's surface route through downtown shows that this would be a mistake.

The Red Line's tunnel and use of the U.S. 40 median will allow it to move passengers between Canton and West Baltimore MARC in less than 15 minutes, less than five minutes between Howard Street and Fells Point. It vastly outperforms the...