GBC’s 2020 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session Summary

Every year, prior to the start of the legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly, the GBC releases its Legislative Priorities, which are based on several core policy priority areas. Here is the end of session summary. Continue reading
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Baltimore Sun: Baltimore-area buses break down more than in most other cities, partly because the MTA forgot to buy new ones

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State-run buses in Baltimore break down about six times more frequently than buses in St. Louis or Denver. Continue reading
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Coverage from Feb. 12, 2020, regional cooperation on transportation press conference

The GBC, the Baltimore Mayor's office and Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore County Executives highlighted the importance of investing in the Baltimore region's transportation network at a Feb. 12 press conference. Continue reading
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WBAL-TV: Baltimore-area leaders push for interconnected regional transit system

Transportation in central Maryland is severely underfunded and lacks a system that ties it all together, county executives argued Feb. 12 before state lawmakers in Annapolis. Continue reading
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Maryland Reporter: Local officials urge lawmakers to balance transportation spending statewide

Maryland’s county leaders and city officials convened in Annapolis on Feb. 12 to urge members of the General Assembly to provide more money to balance transportation spending across the state. Continue reading
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Maryland Matters: ‘We Have to Get Things Moving’: Baltimore-Area Leaders Urge Transit Boost

State spending on transportation favors roads over transit, and the Washington, D.C., area over the Baltimore region, advocates for the Baltimore area complained on Feb. 12. Continue reading
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The Daily Record: Advocates urge Maryland transit funding boost

A business advocacy group and elected leaders from counties in the Baltimore metro region voiced support for legislation boosting Maryland public transit funding by $500 million. Continue reading
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Baltimore Sun: Maryland transportation planning needs to include Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on BaltimoreSun.com on Jan. 6. By Donald C. Fry When state lawmakers convene in Annapolis this week for this year’s General Assembly session, transportation needs will be among many of the major topics up for debate. What happens could affect Marylanders — and more...
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The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore business leaders urge Hogan to increase MTA funding

By Colin Campbell October 31, 2019 Business leaders employing thousands of workers in Baltimore are urging Gov. Larry Hogan to increase funding to the Maryland Transit Administration for projects in the area, saying in a letter, “the inadequacy of the current transportation network is hindering workforce participation and economic...
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