Maryland lawmakers say they want more transparency in how the state plans transportation projects.
Leaders of the Democratic-led legislature discussed several measures on Tuesday they hope will do that.
One bill would create a new process to rank the priority of projects based on their benefits.
Another would create a board to give residents more of a chance to make their views known to state transit officials.
The legislation comes after Republican Gov. Larry Hogan canceled plans last year to build a light rail called the Red Line in Baltimore. Hogan said the plan was unworkable and hugely expensive, but the decision angered Democrats. The governor also revised plans for a light rail line called the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, shifting more cost to local governments.