Greater Baltimore Committee Statement in Opposition to Cuts in Transit Funding and Service in the Baltimore Region

The Greater Baltimore Committee calls on Governor Hogan and the Maryland Department of Transportation to reprioritize and reallocate State transportation dollars more equitably.

Coverage from Feb. 12, 2020, regional cooperation on transportation press conference

The GBC, the Baltimore Mayor’s office and Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore County Executives highlighted the importance of investing in the Baltimore region’s transportation network at a Feb. 12 press conference. Continue reading

WBAL-TV: Baltimore-area leaders push for interconnected regional transit system

Transportation in central Maryland is severely underfunded and lacks a system that ties it all together, county executives argued Feb. 12 before state lawmakers in Annapolis. Continue reading

Maryland Reporter: Local officials urge lawmakers to balance transportation spending statewide

Maryland’s county leaders and city officials convened in Annapolis on Feb. 12 to urge members of the General Assembly to provide more money to balance transportation spending across the state. Continue reading

Maryland Matters: ‘We Have to Get Things Moving’: Baltimore-Area Leaders Urge Transit Boost

State spending on transportation favors roads over transit, and the Washington, D.C., area over the Baltimore region, advocates for the Baltimore area complained on Feb. 12. Continue reading

The Daily Record: Advocates urge Maryland transit funding boost

A business advocacy group and elected leaders from counties in the Baltimore metro region voiced support for legislation boosting Maryland public transit funding by $500 million. Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Maryland transportation planning needs to include Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on 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 importantly the Baltimore region — for decades. Ensuring that residents and businesses have access to efficient and connected transportation networks is … Continue reading

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