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September 22, 2009

Regional board backs O'Malley Red Line choice

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, a group made up of the leaders of the region's local governments, today unanimously approved Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan for building the proposed east-west Red Line as a light rail system located partly on the surface and partly in tunnels.

The endorsement comes as no surprise but is an important step toward securing approval for the state's application for federal funding. The vote provides backing for the governor's designation of the plan as the region's locally preferred option" even though it faces fierce opposition from some residents of West Baltimore and Canton.




Posted by Michael Dresser at 2:35 PM | | Comments (2)


The BMC and BRTB can't even figure out who is part of who and which entity has control over what. It's a disconcerting and depressing state of public affairs.

Many members of the public spoke today regarding the Red Line vote.

Nate Payer

Did the county executives and department secretaries deign to show up and vote today?

Saul Wilson

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About Michael Dresser
Michael Dresser has been an editor, reporter and columnist with The Sun longer than Baltimore's had a subway. He's covered retailing, telecommunications, state politics and wine. Since 2004, he's been The Sun's transportation writer. He lives in Ellicott City with his wife and travel companion, Cindy.

His Getting There column appears on Mondays. Mike's blog will be a forum for all who are interested in highways, transit and other transportation issues affecting Baltimore, Maryland and the region.

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