Rally to secure the future of the Red Line for the Baltimore region.
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Noon-2 p.m.; War Memorial Plaza, 100 Holliday Street
- Friday, May 15, 2015, 5-7 p.m.; Patterson Park, E. Baltimore Street & Milton Avenue
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5-7 p.m.; West Baltimore MARC Station, 401 Smallwood Street
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The Red Line is a top priority for improving transportation and economic growth in the Baltimore region. The project will leverage nearly $2 billion in federal, local and private sector investments and the long term economic, environmental and social benefits of the project will far exceed this initial investment.
Call to Action for a Once in a Generation Opportunity
- Voice your support for the Red Line.
- To-date, more than $250 million has been invested to prepare project for construction.
- Congress has already committed $100 million of the anticipated $900 million for the Red Line.
- Any deviation from the project as planned could mean years of delay, increased costs and potential loss of all federal funding.
- For more than a decade the Red Line has been one of Baltimore’s highest economic growth priorities and a critical component of the region’s transportation infrastructure network.
- There is no comparable solution to address Baltimore’s congestion issues, which will only grow as the region’s population increases.
Jobs and Economic Development
- Construction of the Red Line is expected to generate nearly 10,000 direct jobs.
- The Red Line will provide a critical east-west rail transit connection and will serve more than 55,000 daily riders.
- More than 184,000 jobs are within a half mile of station areas, including major employment sites in Woodlawn, Downtown and East Baltimore.
- 3.5 million sq. ft. of retail and 7,000 housing units are planned for development along the Red Line corridor.
- The majority of the City’s job growth is anticipated to occur within the Red Line corridor over the next 20 years.
Source: Baltimore City Department of Transportation