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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

With Red Line canceled, $288 million may be gone

With Red Line canceled, $288 million may be gone

With Gov. Larry Hogan's decision to pull the plug on Baltimore's Red Line, $288 million appears to be down the drain. That's how much the Maryland Transit Administration has spent over a dozen years on planning, design, engineering and land acquisition for what was to have been an almost $3 billion light rail project between Woodlawn and Bayview, said Maryland Department of Transportation spokeswoman Erin Henson. Hogan announced Thursday that he would not move forward with construction. He said the project was too expensive and "made no sense whatsoever." A spokesman for the governor said Hogan, a Republican, does not bear any blame for money his administration...

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