Preview Preliminary Alternatives and Information for Upcoming Open Houses

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The Red Line is a high-frequency, high-capacity transit line for the Baltimore Region, and will be an investment in residents’ access to jobs, education, services, and opportunities. This project addresses a major gap in east-west transit service between Bayview and Woodlawn, through downtown Baltimore City. The Red Line has been shaped by over ten years of study, engineering, environmental analysis, and substantial community participation. The relaunch of the Red Line has a strong foundation, and builds upon the extensive technical work and community engagement conducted prior to the 2015 cancellation of the project.
more mobility options for residents
premium transit access to senior citizens
shift to transit for trips in the region
connect residents to jobs
connect students to education opportunities
system that connects to rail stations and bus routes

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will build on prior studies and extensive community participation to move this project forward quickly in a way that will update and modernize the Red Line to better meet our region’s current needs and aspirations. MTA will work with jurisdictional partners, stakeholders, and the public to:


  • Help define the most important needs that the project should address
  • Weigh the pros and cons of different options
  • Reach a preferred alternative that reflects current and future conditions and priorities


red line project next steps


We are committed to a robust, transparent community engagement process built around equitable opportunity to both access information and inform the project as it advances. We will be reaching out to communities early and often; we have a team in place to make sure that engagement is targeted and timed appropriately so that communities can directly impact the decisions that are most relevant to them.

While outreach and engagement will be ongoing throughout the project, there are two periods of focused public engagement planned in 2023 during July-August and October-November to align with project milestones and decision-making. Information will be posted to the website and social media as public engagement opportunities, including pop-up events and workshops, are scheduled. Outreach materials and surveys from in-person events will also be made available through the website and on social media.







Mark your calendars! Want to learn more about the relaunched Red Line and provide your feedback on early ideas and concepts? Join us at one of the upcoming Open House meetings in November.

Open House: Woodlawn High School

November 02, 2023

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Woodlawn High School

1801 Woodlawn Drive

Baltimore, MD

Open House: The University of Maryland, Baltimore SMC Campus Center

November 04, 2023

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The University of Maryland, Baltimore SMC Campus Center

Open House: Greektown Square and Event Center

November 08, 2023

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Greektown Square and Event Center

700 Quail St.

Baltimore, MD

Open House: Edmondson Westside High School

November 09, 2023

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Edmondson Westside High School

501 N. Athol Ave.

Baltimore, MD

Locations are accessible for people with disabilities. Please contact the department listed below to arrange for: special accommodations; printed material in an alternate format or translated; hearing impaired persons; and persons requesting an interpreter. All requests must be received one week in advance.


Los sitios tienen acceso para personas con discapacidades. Por favor comuníquese con el departamento listado a continuación para concertar arreglos para: ayuda especial o adaptaciones adicionales; material impreso en un formato alternativo o traducido; personas sordas y personas que solicitan un(a) intérprete. Todas las solicitudes deben ser recibidas con una semana de antelación.


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