Maryland transit advocates call for regional rail network
The Maryland Transit Opportunities Coalition is calling on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to redirect proposed highway funds to Baltimore-area rail projects. The transit advocates describe the projects as links in a regional rail network that would run from Delaware to West Virginia and connect the Baltimore and Washington Metro systems. The coalition wants to use the $8 billion currently proposed for a highway widening project on I-270 and the Washington Beltway to build the Red and Purple lines, fund the planning and development of the Southern Maryland Light Rail line and increase the frequency of Maryland Area Regional Commuter trains.