GBC’s Transportation Summit 2019 Presentations

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater kicked off the GBC’s 2019 Transportation Summit on Sept. 9, 2019, with a keynote address, touching on such topics as Amtrak’s Acela Express service, the proposed Northeast Maglev, autonomous vehicles and the Red Line mass transit light rail line. “What will...
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‘There’s opportunities here for regional collaboration,’ says MTA’s Kevin Quinn at GBC’s Transportation Summit

The Daily Record: Baltimore-area transit expected to reach just 50% of new jobs By Adam Bednar Sept. 9, 2019 The Baltimore region is expected to add a substantial number of jobs over the next 25 years, but many of them are likely to be based in places that transit can’t access, according to speakers at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Transportation and Mobility summit meeting Sept. 9. While the Maryland Transit … Continue reading

MTA’s Kevin Quinn addresses transit system challenges at GBC’s Transportation Summit

Baltimore Business Journal: Why MTA’s chief says Baltimore employers should stop subsidizing parking By Holden Wilen Sept. 9, 2019 Developers need to take transit into account when building new projects and employers should stop subsidizing parking, the head of the Maryland Transit Administration told business leaders at an event Sept. 9. Kevin Quinn acknowledged the challenges of managing the 12th-largest transit system in the U.S., such as a $2 billion … Continue reading

GBC’s Don Fry talks On the Record about regional transportation with WYPR 88.1 FM

Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, went on air on WYPR 88.1 FM on Sept. 5 to discuss what’s needed in state transportation funding when it comes to the Baltimore region. During the On the Record episode with host Sheilah Kast, Fry also highlighted the GBC’s 2019 Transportation Summit, which will feature top experts in the field and a session for attendees to ask questions … Continue reading

GBC’s Don Fry discusses Trump’s tweets, Baltimore’s assets on WBAL NewsRadio

Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, went on air on WBAL NewsRadio on July 30 to discuss President Trump’s recent anti-Baltimore tweets. He also talked about Baltimore’s tourism industry, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison and his crime reduction strategy, as well as thoughts on what the city needs right now. “If the President had to spend a day here … he would have a better understanding … Continue reading

WBAL News Radio 1090: Project CommUNITY: Baltimore’s Path Forward

Editor’s note: The following appeared on wbal.com on May 23, 2019. WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5 hosted a special discussion on May 22, 2019 called  “Project Community: Baltimore’s Path Forward.” The program, hosted by C4 and Bryan Nehman, featured two sets of panelists discussing solutions to the challenges facing Baltimore City and the surrounding area. Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison and Baltimore City Schools Police Union President Clyde Boatwright … Continue reading

A conversation with Ken Thompson, Monitor of the Consent Decree between Baltimore and U.S. Department of Justice

By Elizabeth Lowe The Greater Baltimore Committee met with Ken Thompson, Monitor of the Consent Decree between Baltimore and U.S. Department of Justice, for a conversation about his views on the implementation of the Consent Decree. Baltimore Consent Decree monitor Kenneth Thompson, a Partner at Venable LLP in Baltimore, said the Consent Decree is not meant to make the job of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) more difficult. “We’re not … Continue reading

The Daily Record: The need for a visionary transit network

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on May 17, 2019. For decades, the Maryland Department of Transportation has ignored the transit needs of the Baltimore region while massive investment has occurred in the Washington suburbs. For example, the state of Maryland has committed to the Purple Line, a $2.4 billion light-rail line under construction between New Carrollton and Bethesda. Meanwhile, the Baltimore region received a $135 million overhaul … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee honors Shock Trauma’s Dr. Thomas M. Scalea and former Baltimore County Executive Donald Mohler at 64th Annual Meeting

The Greater Baltimore Committee honored Shock Trauma’s Dr. Thomas M. Scalea and former Baltimore County Executive Donald Mohler at its 64th Annual Meeting on May 13, 2019 before more than 1,000 GBC members and guests who attended the event, held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. The GBC honored with awards the work of individuals who, over the years, have made significant contributions to the region. The GBC presented Thomas M. Scalea, … Continue reading