Hogan denies Baltimore the Red Line

Donald C. Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, says the decision by Governor Larry Hogan to cancel the 14.1-mile east-west light rail project in Baltimore, known as the Red Line, sets back an effort to improve mass transportation for the city by at least a decade.

The Greater Baltimore Committee has championed the Red Line for 14 years. The light rail project has been a major economic growth and transportation agenda item of the GBC’s since 2002.

Hogan announced June 25 that the he would not fund the Red Line. Read what Fry said about the governor’s announcement in the Baltimore Business Journal, The Baltimore Sun and The Daily Record.

Governor Hogan’s decision comes weeks after a report, released on May 5 by Transportation for America, highlighted that the Red Line would generate more than 15,000 jobs and increase household earnings in the Baltimore region by $539.7 million.