Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Maryland’s Commitment to Fully Fund the Howard Street Tunnel Improvement Project

December 5, 2019

Howard Street Tunnel at Mount Royal“The Greater Baltimore Committee commends Governor Hogan, state transportation officials and CSX for their leadership in identifying the funds needed to advance this project of tremendous significance to the Baltimore region. The GBC has advocated for this project for more than a decade, and we applaud the collaboration and hard work of the public and private entities whose persistence has made it possible. Upon completion, the double-stacking capacity for freight rail will strengthen the economic competitiveness of the Port of Baltimore and result in significant economic growth and job creation for the region.”


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 economic growth, job creation, workforce development, transportation, the business climate and quality of life. The GBC’s membership is comprised of over 500 member organizations, including large, mid-size and small companies, nonprofits, education and foundations in the Greater Baltimore region.