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The Maryland Transit Administration will hold a series of open houses this month for local residents to share their views about proposed designs for the 20 light rail stations planned for the east-west Red Line.

The MTA will begin holding the four sessions Saturday with a meeting at Edmondson High School. Others will take place of the 11th, 14th and 17th of this month.

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At the open houses, members of the Red Line Station Area Advisory Committee will display the results of their work over the past six months. According to the MTA, 250 community "stakeholders" have been participating in discussions aimed at planning locations, designs, access, development implications and other matters relating to stations along the planned 14-mile light rail line from Woodlawn to Bayview.

The MTA said the advisory committees are a part of its public involvement program for the proposed $1.8 billion transit line, for which the agency plans to seek federal financing to match an expected 50 percent state share. According to the MTA, if the project goes smoothly, construction could start in 2016.

Each of the meetings will focus on several of the stations planned for stops near the meeting sites.

The MTA released the following schedule, along with information on which stations will be discussed and how to get to the meeting sites by bus:

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