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B&P Tunnel: As a $6B replacement plan rolls out, some locals protest

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Maryland Gov. Wes Moore speaking before President Joe Biden on January 30 in Baltimore, at the North Portal of the 150 year-old Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel. Both men praised plans for a 10-year, $6 billion-dollar federal-state infrastructure project that would build a new high-speed rail tunnel and restore the existing one. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Today on Midday.... equity and the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel.

President Joe Biden and Gov. Wes Moore were in Baltimore on Monday to proclaim that the plan for a new Frederick Douglass tunnel is good for jobs and economic growth. But some local residents think that the burden of the 10-year project will fall disproportionately on communities of color.

Today, we explore the pros and cons of the new tunnel project with Baltimore Banner reporter Callan Tansill-Suddath, who joins us on our digital line.

Later, Tom speaks with Laura Amlie, a Reservoir Hill resident and president of the local activist group, Residents Against the Tunnel.

Laura Amlie joins Tom in Studio A.

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Callan Tansill-Suddath (left) is a state politics reporter for The Baltimore Banner; Laura Amlie is a West Baltimore resident and a representative of Residents Against The Tunnel (RATT). (courtesy photos)

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