GBC to host business rally for the Red Line

Greater Baltimore Committee is hosting a “Business Rally for the Red Line” and news briefing at Du Burns Arena, South Ellwood Avenue in Canton, on December 2 at 11:30 a.m. Area businesses will show support for alternative 4C, the east-west Red Line from Woodlawn to Bayview, a light rail system with two strategically-placed tunnels.

Speakers will include Donald C. Fry, president & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee; Atwood “Woody” Collins III, chair, Greater Baltimore Committee, president & COO, Mid-Atlantic Division, M&T Bank; Kenneth R. Banks, president, Banks Contracting Company; Ed Hale, president & CEO, 1st Mariner Bank; and Carl William Struever, president & CEO, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Inc.

The Red Line alternative 4C, endorsed by the GBC, is a proposed 14-mile, east-west transit line that would run from Woodlawn through downtown Baltimore to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, improving transit connections and making it easier for Baltimore area residents to get to jobs, shopping, schools, medical facilities, entertainment and more. Red Line alternative 4C will link to the north-south light rail, Metro subway and MARC trains, creating a 21st century transportation system.

The GBC has been a leading advocate of the Red Line since 2002. It is imperative that the Greater Baltimore region business community take a leadership position during the next two months to ensure that Red Line alternative 4C, the first major expansion of transit in the Baltimore region in 25 years, moves forward. GBC members are encouraged to engage fully in the effort to promote this vital transportation project, including letters of support and attending the news briefing. 

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