Baltimore Mayors says city close to 'contribution agreement' for Red Line funding

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city is close to finalizing a plan to fund construction for the proposed Red Line, an east-west light rail track that has drawn criticism for its high price tag.

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"There’s a lot of ways to get to it. You can do it by increasing fees, or you can do it by making cuts. Either way it’s not good,” Rawlings-Blake said. “I think we have been able to find a contribution agreement to move forward, with the whole city moving forward."

The cost to build the track is an estimated $2.6 billion. 

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