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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

A new bus service to replace the Red Line?

A new bus service to replace the Red Line?

If city leaders want to see the Red Line built they really don't have to look too far to find the answer ("City leaders remain dedicated to fighting for Red Line," July 1). Under the administration of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. there was a realistic and affordable Red Line plan on the table centered on using Bus Rapid Transit as the mode of service. Unfortunately, after Mr. Ehrlich was defeated for re-election, incoming Gov. Martin O'Malley was advised to go with light rail as the preferred option for the Red Line. From that point on, many shortcuts and compromises were proposed in an effort to squeeze a square light rail project into a round hole of...