RED LINE JOB STUDY
In January 2010, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation released a job study completed by the Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore. This study was called for in the Red Line Community Compact in order to reveal the types of trades and skills needed to construct the Red Line. The results show that the Red Line will not only get us from point A to point B, but it will bring jobs to the citizens of Baltimore!
According to the report, the Red Line will generate a total of $2.1 billion in economic activity.
Study estimates that up to 9,801 jobs will be created as a direct result of planning, design, and construction.
The study shows that a large percentage (83%) of the jobs created or supported by construction of the Red Line will require less than an Associate’s Degree with only 17% of jobs will require a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral Degree.
The study shows that the communities surrounding the planned Red Line route have a higher share of residents already employed in construction-related jobs than the City as a whole. Therefore, building the Red Line may create employment opportunities for residents in the communities that will be directly impacted by the construction.
Download the Executive Summary or the full report.