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....
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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

Statement by Donald C. Fry, GBC President and CEO, regarding Catherine Pugh’s decision to resign as Mayor of Baltimore City

What follows is a statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding Catherine Pugh’s decision to resign as Mayor of Baltimore City: “Catherine Pugh’s decision to resign as mayor of Baltimore today is in the best interest of the city. Her resignation provides Baltimore the opportunity to move forward without the distraction of the ongoing investigations and speculation as to leadership in City Hall. … Continue reading

WBAL News Radio 1090: Mayor Pugh controversy brings about proposals for government reform

Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on wbal.com on April 29, 2019. Listen to the commentary. The controversies swirling around Mayor Pugh have many clamoring for drastic change to Baltimore City’s government. There is no doubt that some reforms are necessary. An amendment to the City Charter that provides a roadmap for the removal of an elected city official when circumstances call for that extraordinary remedy is clearly needed. Other proposed legislative … Continue reading