As plans move forward for the construction of the Baltimore area Red Line transit project, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has been negotiating local contributions from Baltimore City and Baltimore County for the building of the project. In a letter to state transportation officials, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz outlined his views on the county’s participation in the project.
As reported by the Baltimore Sun,
Kamenetz outlined his stance in a letter to state officials late last month, saying the county is willing to pay $26.5 million in “in-kind” contributions for the transit line — covering street realignments, stormwater management and sidewalk construction, among other things. The state has asked the county for $50 million, and Baltimore City for $200 million.
The Red Line is a proposed 14.1 mile light rail route that would run from Woodlawn in Baltimore County to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore. The project is expected to cost $2.6 billion.