Transit Riders Action Council

of Metropolitan Baltimore

August membership meeting canceled.

TRAC releases Analysis of and Proposed Modifications to the Bus Route Changes Proposals to Take Effect in 2008.

TRAC has proposed three heavy rail (subway) alignments for the Red Line. Each alignment, while grade separated) has a significant fraction above ground to reduce construction cost.

From Westview Mall through Camden Yards and Charles Center to the Baltimore Museum of Art. Alignment from Westview Mall to Edmondson Village. Then south to Fred-Hilton and along the Amtrak line to West Baltimore MARC station. Line dips between Camden Yards and M&T Stadium. Transfers with existing subway at Charles Center on its way to the Baltimore Museum of Art.
From UMBC that joins the current subway between State Center and Lexington Market. Line then extends from Hopkins Hospital to Martin's Airport. From UMBC, line runs south along I-695 to the Amtrak line then to the West Baltimore MARC Station. Line joins existing subway between State Center and Lexington Market so that it can use the tunnel across downtown. From Hopkins Hospital, the line turns east and runs along the Amtrak line to Martin's Airport.
From the Social Security Administration that joins the current subway between State Center and Lexington Market. Line then extends from Hopkins Hospital to the Travel Plaza . From Social Security and runs next to I-70 to the park and ride. Then under the park to Edmondson Village on south to the Amtrak Line. Then to the West Baltimore MARC station and join the current subway line between State Center and Lexington Market. From Hopkins Hospital the line turns east along the Amtrak line then south to the Travel Plaza.

If you want the MTA to study these alignments or consider heavy rail, click here to sign the on-line petition to "Require the MTA to study Metro Subway (heavy rail) for Baltimore's Red Line."

To learn more read our FAC: "Why Metro Subway must be studied for Baltimore's Red Line."

Click for a map of the proposed Red Line Alignment (760 kB)

Membership Meetings

2nd Monday of each month at the Baltimore City Community College Harbor Campus.
710 East Lombard Street
 
Monday, August 11, 2008 at 6 p.m. MEETING CANCELED because of vacations.
Monday, Spetember 8, 2008 at 6 p.m.

Monday, October 13, 2008 at 6 p.m.
Monday, November 10, 2008at 6 p.m. 
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 6 p.m.

 
We are the new voice of transit riders in Baltimore. Just formed in December 2004, TRAC stands up for riders and fights to build a better system.

A 12 mph surface light rail Red Line is not an improvement or a benefit to Baltimore - we deserve better. A Metro Subway line would average about 28 mph!