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...

‘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

The GBC Check-In: Chris McDonell

The GBC talked to Chris McDonell, President of McDonell Consulting Group, about why training is important for even experienced sales professionals and why changing perceptions about networking can be beneficial. GBC: In your experience as a trainer, what have you determined to be the most commonly made mistake that even experienced sales professionals make? McDonell: The biggest mistake is assuming. Assuming that they already know where the prospect is going … Continue reading

Dr. Debra L. McCurdy: ‘BCCC has all the right stuff’

With more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration leadership, Dr. Debra L. McCurdy began her tenure on May 1, 2019, as Baltimore City Community College’s 14th president after being unanimously chosen by Baltimore City Community College’s Board of Trustees. She succeeds James H. Johnson, Jr. who served as Interim President for one year, and Gordon F. May who served as President for four years. Dr. McCurdy’s background … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee to host first Bridging the Gap Summit

The Daily Record: Greater Baltimore Committee to host first Bridging the Gap Summit By Daily Record Staff Aug. 28, 2019 The Greater Baltimore Committee will hold its first Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit Oct. 21 at the SMC Campus Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, 621 Lombard St. The event will feature nationally recognized expert Steve Robbins, who has assisted major corporations, including Disney, Walmart and … Continue reading

AT&T invested $250M in Baltimore network upgrades over three years

Earlier this summer, AT&T said it invested $450 million in network upgrades throughout the state of Maryland over three years from 2016 to 2018. This week, the company provided specific numbers for Baltimore, saying that $250 million was invested in the metro area. “Greater Baltimore is home to world-class colleges and universities, extraordinary hospitals, companies of all sizes, and entrepreneurs and innovators who work every day to keep our region … Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary: The business case for diversity, equity and inclusion

The 2018 State of the Region Report released by the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council highlighted the rapid pace at which the Baltimore region is increasing in racial diversity. Since 1998, the white population in the region has decreased from 82% to 61%, while the percentages of African-American and Hispanic populations have more than doubled — from 14 to 29% and 3 to 6%, respectively. Women … Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary: Must Haves for Baltimore Region in the Next Regional Transit Plan

It’s been nearly three years since I co-published a commentary that noted that the Baltimore region’s transportation system was failing to meet our economic needs. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been significant improvement since then. The cancellation of the Red Line in 2015 killed a project that promised to connect residents in distressed Baltimore-area neighborhoods to workforce centers and other essential destinations. To date, the Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) $135 million BaltimoreLink … Continue reading