Sound Transit to rename 'Red Line' in response to local concerns

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SEATTLE — Sound Transit will drop the name “Red Line” for its light-rail corridor because of objections that the title evokes redlining, the former practice of denying home loans to non-white families in some areas of Seattle and other cities.

The Seattle Times reports that CEO Peter Rogoff said during a meeting of the transit board that the agency will select a new name by March.

The paper quoted Alex Hudson, director of the Transportation Choices Coalition, as saying, “We wouldn’t call it the Jim Crow line, and redlining was decades of racist policies on the same level.” She complimented the agency for listening to concerns from her group and others.

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