The Moore administration’s east-west Red Line transit project is expected to take between six and 12 years to complete and will likely cost between $1.9 billion and $7.2 billion, depending on the mode of transportation, extent of tunneling and route on which officials decide, according to estimates the Maryland Transit Administration released Wednesday.
Baltimore residents and organizations have awaited an east-west transit system for decades.
Plans for the Red Line began in 2002 and progressed slowly until 2015, when Republican former Gov. Larry Hogan returned more than $900 million federal funding and halted the project.
Democratic Gov. Wes Moore campaigned with a promise to revive the Red Line, and he did so this summer.