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Maryland’s next governor will have resources to upgrade transit

June 13, 2022

A recent editorial in The Baltimore Sun suggested that Gov. Larry Hogan left the door open to reviving the Red Line in Baltimore but asserted “there is no pot of cash sitting around” to pay for such a project. We say, don’t give up so easily (”Surprise! Gov. Hogan opens door to Red Line revival (but only slightly),” June 6)! Maryland spends about $5 billion annually on transportation using a combination of state and federal funding. Maryland’s next governor will have wide discretion in how we allocate that transportation budget and we will urge the next administration to reprioritize transit, including rejuvenating the Red Line, the planned east-west rail line in Baltimore.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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