Gov. Larry Hogan is off the hook in a federal civil rights probe into his decision to veto the nearly $3 billion Red Line rail project for Baltimore in June 2015.
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Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to halt plans for the Red Line commuter rail through Baltimore is getting a court challenge. The NAACP, ACLU and other groups filed a complaint in federal court Monday claiming the decision follows a state government “pattern of deprioritizing the needs of Baltimore’s primarily African-American population, many of whom are dependent on public transportation.”
Jettisoning the long-awaited Red Line. Releasing a transportation investment map that includes the whole state…except this weird blank spot in place of Baltimore City. A unilateral decision to close the city jail. Is Maryland Governor Larry Hogan really declaring a war on Baltimore, as some critics suggest?
Members of Congress and city officials got a chance to tell Larry Hogan’s administration what they thought about the governor’s decision to halt the Red Line at a Monday morning meeting. According to tweets from Sen. Bill Ferguson, the state is planning to have an alternative plan to the Red Line in 60 days.
Last week, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said he wants an alternative plan to the Red Line light rail that Gov. Larry Hogan shelved. Now, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is getting onboard.
After years of planning, study and debate, Larry Hogan decided not to build the Red Line. It seems that the governor’s announcement will trigger a new round of studying.
Gov. Larry Hogan ended months of speculation and wrote Baltimore City off the map when he killed the Red Line commuter rail project earlier this month. But that’s not the end of our efforts to read the transit tea leaves. Another period of wondering seems in our future after Hogan told WBAL radio’s C4 show that his administration is working on alternatives to the Red Line.
Larry Hogan announced billions of dollars in state spending on Thursday afternoon, but the Red Line was not one of them. The Republican governor said he does not support construction of an east-west commuter rail through Baltimore due to the design. However, Hogan said the state would pitch in money to help build the proposed Purple Line commuter rail near D.C.
The Republican wave that swept both D.C. and Maryland in the November elections appears poised to at least reroute Baltimore’s plans to build a new east-west commuter rail. The proposed Red Line, which would run from Rosemont through downtown, Fell’s Point and Canton to Bayview Hospital, is currently projected to cost about $2 billion to build.