Baltimore Sun: Maryland transportation planning needs to include Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on BaltimoreSun.com on Jan. 6. By Donald C. Fry When state lawmakers convene in Annapolis this week for this year’s General Assembly session, transportation needs will be among many of the major topics up for debate. What happens could affect Marylanders — and more...
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Congressman Anthony G. Brown and Congresswoman Ann Wagner introduce MORE TOD Act

Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) introduced the Maximizing Our Redevelopment and Efficiency for Transit Oriented Development (MORE TOD) Act on December 3, 2019. The bill, H.R. 5255, promotes community revitalization by recognizing existing transportation options and infrastructure as critical to Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives. TOD creates integrated neighborhoods, where public and private infrastructure work together seamlessly to better facilitate the daily lives of those who live there. … Continue reading

The Baltimore Sun: Have thoughts about Baltimore-area transit? The MTA wants input on its plans for the next 25 years.

By Colin Campbell October 1, 2019 The Maryland Transit Administration is holding a series of open houses later this month — and business leaders are hosting a separate one Tuesday — to ask the public how they think the next 25 years of transit should look for the Baltimore region. Riders have already requested better connectivity, more frequent and reliable service, additional bus stop amenities like shelters and benches, and … Continue reading

Top Transit Experts to be Featured at Event Hosted by GBC and GWP

Join us on October 1, 2019 for the second in a series of events to discuss the development of the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan by the Maryland Transit Administration with: John Porcari, President, WSP Advisory Services Alicia Wilson, Vice President, Economic Development, Johns Hopkins University Moderator: Scot Spencer, Associate Director, Advocacy and Influence, The Annie E. Casey Foundation The Greater Baltimore Committee and The Greater Washington Partnership — in partnership with the Central Maryland … Continue reading

‘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 announces speakers for 2015 Transportation Summit

United States Senator Ben Cardin, who serves on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, both of which are critical authorizing committees, is the keynote speaker for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2015 Transportation Summit on September 28. In addition to Senator Cardin, the event will feature panelists Jack Schenendorf, former chief of staff for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of … Continue reading

New report measures economic benefits of Red and Purple lines

If the Red Line becomes a reality, it would generate more than 15,000 jobs and increase household earnings in the Baltimore region by $539.7 million, according to a report released on May 5 by Transportation for America. “The Red Line is a jobs line,” said Donald C. Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee. “It (the Red Line) is a critical piece for our economic growth.” The Greater … Continue reading

Transportation funding bill clears committee, sent to House floor

Governor Martin O’Malley’s legislation to increase funding for Maryland’s transportation infrastructure cleared the House Ways and Means Committee on March 18, receiving a 16-4 favorable vote with amendments. This is the first time in decades that a comprehensive bill to address the state’s growing transportation funding crisis — a top priority of the GBC — has reached the floor of a General Assembly chamber. A vote in the House is … Continue reading