Transportation, workforce development issues cited by BRAC planners

Strengthening the Baltimore region’s transportation resources and coordinating workforce training are among the top priorities cited by economic development officials from the region who met August 7 at the Greater Baltimore Committee to discuss the impact of federal base realignment and closure (BRAC). The meeting was convened by GBC President...
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Transit: MARC ridership registers all-time high

Three times in spring 2006, the average daily ridership on the Maryland Transit Administration’s MARC commuter rail lines surged above 30,000, the highest levels in MARC history, according to agency data. Particularly strong gains on the Penn and Brunswick lines more than offset a slight decline on the Camden line....
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GBC to renew effort to improve historic rehab tax credit award process

During the 2007 General Assembly session, the Greater Baltimore Committee will renew its efforts to gain a change in the state’s rules for awarding tax credits for commercial rehabilitation of historic buildings, said GBC president Donald C. Fry. The state’s commercial rehab tax credit awards for 2006, announced on July...
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BDC to issue RFP seeking architect for Rash Field parking garage

The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) will issue an RFP within the next two months seeking an architect for a planned 540-space parking garage under a new city park at the site of what is now Rash Field on the Inner Harbor’s south side. Andy Frank, BDC’s senior vice president, outlined...
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GBC’s Don Fry to host BRAC meeting of county officials

Greater Baltimore Committee president Donald C. Fry will host an August 7 meeting of elected officials and development and planning officials from Baltimore City and the region’s counties to discuss the impact of federal base realignment and closure (BRAC). Fry organized the meeting, at GBC offices, to begin gauging the...
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GBC’s Fry: Ironies amid test scores at Baltimore City schools

Don Fry Commentary on WYPR In making Baltimore City public schools a key campaign issue, Maryland’s top candidates for governor voice competing views on city school system efforts to foster academic success in an urban, poverty-challenged environment. The reality is that Baltimore’s public school system is an enigma. It, indeed,...
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