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Without a Red Line, we must shore up other Baltimore transportation options

Without a Red Line, we must shore up other Baltimore transportation options

Gov. Larry Hogan's unambiguous decision to kill the Red Line came after the 2015 legislative session, denying the Maryland General Assembly any prospect of redress. What was deemed a fatal flaw — the cost of a needed tunnel under downtown — doomed the project. Governor Hogan has consistently articulated his preference for roads over rail, both as a candidate and now, as the state's top public executive, so the termination of the project came as no real surprise. A formidable group of elected officials will protest the decision (marking the absence of an alternative proposal) and continue their advocacy for improved transit options. However, a decade is the increment...

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