Statement from Mark Anthony Thomas, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, on President Biden’s Support for the Frederick Douglass Tunnel Project

Amy Burke Friedman, PROFILES
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“President Biden’s support for the Frederick Douglass Tunnel project underscores the significance of this infrastructure investment. In addition to modernizing a critical portion of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, this project will increase capacity for both passenger and freight transit, bolster the connectivity between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and create roughly 30,000 jobs in the heart of our city. The Greater Baltimore Committee will continue to work with the Greater Washington Partnership, regional and state leaders, and advocates to deliver a more equitable transportation system and maximize the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s local impact.”

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) is a regional organization of business and civic leaders that includes businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational and civic institutions. It is the leading voice for the private sector in the Baltimore region on issues relating to equitable economic growth, racial inclusion, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC markets the region’s economic assets and opportunities and promotes Greater Baltimore as a world-class market in which to do business, live, learn and invest. The GBC’s membership includes more than 500-member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, foundations and educational and healthcare institutions in the Greater Baltimore region. For more information, visit