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 funding gap for the MTA’s capital needs over the next 10 years. But at the transportation summit hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee, he also said land-use decisions that are out of the agency’s control make providing transit that much harder.
He gave the example of a situation that has happened countless times in which elected officials ask Quinn to provide transit service to a job center, only to find that the parking lot has not been built to accommodate a bus turning radius.
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