Maryland General Assembly Votes to Override Governor Larry Hogan’s Veto of the Transit Safety and Investment Act

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On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation to provide a minimum capital funding level for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) each year for five years and protect MTA’s operating funds from reductions during the same time period.

The provisions of House Bill 114 and Senate Bill 199 of the 2021 Regular Session – Transportation – Maryland Transit Administration Funding and MARC Rail Extension Study (Transit Safety and Investment Act) are analogous to the funding agreement that the Maryland General Assembly passed in the 2018 Session to guarantee funding levels for the Washington Metropolitan Transit Administration (WMATA).

Advocating for adequate transportation and mobility infrastructure in the Greater Baltimore region has been a longstanding priority of the GBC, and GBC President & CEO Donald C. Fry participated in a press conference on December 1 calling for adequate and equitable funding for transit in the Baltimore Region. To watch the press conference, click here.