• MTA Red Line

  • Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

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  by Jeff Smith
 
Red Line Proposal: BaltimoreFishBowl.com

Didn't see an existing topic; Larry Hogan apparently killed this back in 2014.
Light rail or bus rapid transit? MTA releases six options for proposed Red Line.

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has introduced six potential options for the proposed Red Line, a crucial transit project aimed at enhancing connectivity along Baltimore’s east-west corridor.
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Among the proposed alternatives, “Alternative 1” stands out as the option bearing the closest resemblance to the alignment that was abandoned by former Gov. Larry Hogan in 2015. It incorporates a light rail tunnel and outperforms others in terms of projected travel time for the east-west corridor, overall ridership, and trips originating from households without cars.
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  by STrRedWolf
 
Jeff Smith wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 11:38 am Red Line Proposal: BaltimoreFishBowl.com

Didn't see an existing topic; Larry Hogan apparently killed this back in 2014.
Light rail or bus rapid transit? MTA releases six options for proposed Red Line.

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has introduced six potential options for the proposed Red Line, a crucial transit project aimed at enhancing connectivity along Baltimore’s east-west corridor.
...
Among the proposed alternatives, “Alternative 1” stands out as the option bearing the closest resemblance to the alignment that was abandoned by former Gov. Larry Hogan in 2015. It incorporates a light rail tunnel and outperforms others in terms of projected travel time for the east-west corridor, overall ridership, and trips originating from households without cars.
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Yeah, Gov. Hogan killed it but current Gov. Moore revived it and is reusing a ton of the existing work already done for it. Which, to be honest, is a good thing.

Now, I'm not going to repeat how the colored Link buses only served to ID heavy-used corridors screaming for rail service and the only good thing to come out of it was bus lanes and West Baltimore MARC actually being a useful transit transfer point for once in it's life. But getting the Red Line built with the tunnel options will help a ton.