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Disagreements Emerge Over Cancellation Of Red Line Project

August 17th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Sharp disagreements emerged from a closed-door meeting last week between Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration and Democrats who represent Baltimore over Hogan's cancellation of a 14-mile light rail plan and uncertainty about the governor's transportation plans for Maryland's largest city. Maryland Transportation secretary Pete Rahn said the administration will propose plans to improve transit in two months, but federal, state and local Baltimore officials said they remain pained after Hogan cancelled the Red Line project. They also are concerned about uncertainty over alternatives. Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Rep. Elijah Cummings, who are Democrats, pointed out that the abandoned $2.9 billion Red Line project was 13 years in the making, and the state stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid that had been approved…

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