Bus suggested instead of Baltimore light rail
Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford (R) has suggested a rapid bus line through Baltimore as an alternative to the $2.9 billion light-rail Red Line that the governor killed in June.
The Baltimore Business Journal quoted Rutherford as saying: “I think rapid bus is the way to go — at least pilot the idea. You can always change bus routes. You can’t change rail routes.”
Gov. Larry Hogan (R) scrapped the Red Line plan for Baltimore last month, suggesting that it was a boondoggle.
But Hogan said he would proceed with a $2.45 billion light-rail Purple Line for the D.C. suburbs, assuming the state could significantly cut its contribution and obtain more funding from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
“They need to get off the dime and get on with the search and stop this medieval theological debate.”
Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) on hearing of the Metro board restarting the search for a general manager