Every great city has a viable fixed-rail transit system. It's necessary for Baltimore to progress economically, environmentally and as a regional leader in transit to attract the jobs, families and investment to move successfully through the 21st century. This investment will create jobs, strengthen our transit system, rejuvenate neighborhoods and establish equity across the west-to-east Baltimore corridor. The Red Line will stimulate neighborhoods that have suffered from years of disinvestment and will bring approximately 4,000 construction jobs, 200 permanent jobs in operation and maintenance, and $1.8 million in economic activity. While connecting neighborhoods across the city, it will allow each community along the route to have transit options and a reliable connection to jobs, health care and shopping. It will also provide increased incentives for the private sector to invest in Baltimore neighborhoods. The Red Line connects the communities not only to others along the line, but by means of a transfer, to locations along the Central Light Rail, the and the MARC system.