The Greater Baltimore Committee is moving aggressively to nurture support for a Red Line alternative that features light rail and two tunnels — a tunnel under Cooks Lane on the western leg and a tunnel under Baltimore’s downtown and Fells Point.
“This is our chance,” GBC president and CEO Donald C. Fry said. “The Red Line Alternative 4C would turn Baltimore’s exiting transit hodge-podge into an integrated regional rail system—the first step in the Regional Rail Plan that was envisioned in 2002.”
In advance of November public hearings on the planned new east-west rapid transit line, Fry participated in an Oct. 17 joint announcement of support for Alternative 4C by a coalition of transit advocates and on Oct. 23 appeared on WBAL Radio’s “C4” Show hosted by Clarence Mitchell IV.
Fry will host an “Eds and Meds for the Red Line” rally on October 29 where representatives from hospitals and colleges along the Red Line will voice support for the project. The event will include a news briefing on key details of the 4C alternative and important elements of the route that make it cost effective and beneficial.