Meet the Team

Allison Scott, PE

MTA Red Line Senior Project Director

Allison brings more than 19 years of experience as a civil engineer to the Red Line project, successfully leading transit projects in urban, multimodal environments from concept studies through preliminary and final design. She has served as the civil engineering lead on numerous large transit projects in Baltimore and the metropolitan Washington region as both a design oversight consultant and an engineer of record, including Montgomery County Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on US 29 and MD 586; District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Streetcar and K Street NW Transitway; Richmond Highway BRT; and MTA’s Purple Line project. In her role as Red Line Senior Project Director, Allison is responsible for oversight of the design and delivery of this critical project, which will provide increased, reliable transit options for Baltimore City. She lives in Baltimore City with her husband and 3 children where she volunteers on the Mount Washington School Family Council and as a soccer coach for the Mount Washington Soccer Club. Allison enjoys living in an old neighborhood and doing projects on their 100 year old home.


Fun Fact:

When Allison was in college, she was the captain of the cheerleading team and the rugby team.



“Passion and hard work makes a great player, but the courage to get up every time you fall is what makes a champion.” ~Jeanette Lee


Erica Rigby, PE

MTA Red Line Deputy Director

Working as a designer, manager, and director in the transportation industry, Erica brings 19 years of experience in civil and transportation engineering to the Red Line project. She spent the majority of her career working for the State Highway Administration where she served as the District 3 Engineer, overseeing the construction of major infrastructure projects and implementation of the system preservation program in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. In her role as Red Line Deputy Director, Erica is responsible for assisting with oversight of the design and delivery of the project. She lives in Baltimore City with her kids (Kaleb and Khloe), dog (Risto) and enjoys reading and triathlons in her free time.


Fun Fact:

My father was a licensed industrial engineer, Stanley Rigby. There is a YouTube video from my SHA days about this.



Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi


Jerome Alexander Horne

Red Line Communications Manager

Jerome comes to the Red Line project with experience from the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) and TransitCenter, a national transportation advocacy and research group, where he focused on proactive community engagement, the rider experience, and increasing representative leadership in the transit industry. He has been named to the 40 Under 40 lists of both Mass Transit Magazine and the Association for Commuter Transportation, and is a graduate of the American Public Transportation Association’s Emerging Leaders Program. In his role as Red Line Communications Manager, he is responsible for the design and implementation of inclusive communications and engagement programs and initiatives. Jerome lives in downtown Baltimore, and enjoys walking around the Inner Harbor, attending live performances, and going to museums. He doesn’t own a car, rides transit whenever possible, and likes to bike. Additionally, he curates his extensive collection of transit memorabilia known as the International Micro Museum of Transit.


Fun Fact:

I can dance like Michael Jackson and play the low brass instrument Euphonium which is a baby tuba.



“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency.” – Daniel Burnham



In 2002, the Baltimore Region Rail System Plan identified the need for better east-west connections across the Baltimore region. This corridor, identified as the Red Line, advanced through more than a decade (2002-2015) of planning, community engagement, and engineering work as it moved through federal funding and environmental analysis processes. The Baltimore Red Line project incorporated several important community needs identified through an extensive community involvement process.


These priorities include:


  • Improve transit efficiency and reduce congestion
  • Increase access to transit near work and activity centers
  • Better connect to existing transit service
  • Provide transportation choices for commuters
  • Support economic development and community revitalization


In 2008, the MDOT Secretary, MTA Administrator, Mayor of Baltimore City, and dozens of community and organization leaders signed the Red Line Community Compact that defined measures of success for the implementation of the project. In 2010, Station Area Advisory Committees were formed to provide local insights for the Red Line station plans and designs along the entire corridor.


red line project timeline and milestones


In 2015, the Red Line project was cancelled, but the insights and commitments from the previous community engagement provide a strong foundation upon which the project can build during the relaunch of the project in 2023.

View past project documents on the Resources page.




In 2020, The Maryland Transit Administration and its regional partners created the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan, establishing a vision for mobility over the next 25 years. This plan identified Regional Transit Corridors demonstrating demand for major investments in high-quality transit options. The East-West Corridor was one of the first two corridors selected to advance for further study. The 2022 East-West Corridor Feasibility Study explored a range of alternatives that could serve existing and future east-west transit demand including alternatives that extended west to Ellicott City and east to Essex; as well as different modes. Through extensive community outreach and engagement, as well as partnering with local jurisdictions and residents, MTA evaluated alternatives based on goals and objectives consistent with those established in the previous Red Line Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Purpose & Need.

East-West Corridor Study findings included:

  • Transit demand warrants investment in a high-quality transit service, which may best be served by Light Rail Transit (LRT) and/or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Both LRT and BRT have been implemented across the country.
  • Public engagement during the Study showed strong support for the previous Red Line Preferred Alternative, reflecting the highest number of people who expressed support for a specific alternative.
  • While support for tunneling a portion of the Red Line alignment was expressed as a way to fully separate the transit service from vehicular traffic, many commenters also indicated concern about the potential costs, property takings, and climate change resilience. The public and Baltimore City and County expressed an openness to re-evaluate the need for tunneling and to explore at-grade solutions.
  • Other communities in the study area (listed below) also have transit needs and showed public support. Transit improvements in these areas will continue to be studied and advanced through other projects.
    • The east-west corridor north of Patterson Park
    • Connections west into Howard County, including Ellicott City
    • The segment of Eastern Avenue from Bayview to the Essex Park & Ride


image of previous out reach along the corridor

Previous out reach along the corridor

More information on the East-West Corridor Study findings can be found on the RTP Corridors website


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.








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