Maryland General Assembly Votes to Override Governor Larry Hogan’s Veto of the Transit Safety and Investment Act

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On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation to provide a minimum capital funding level for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) each year for five years and protect MTA’s operating funds from reductions during the same time period. The provisions...
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GBC President & CEO Speaks at Press Conference on Transit and Safety Investment Act

GBC President & CEO speaks at press conference.
On December 1, GBC President & CEO Donald Fry spoke during a press conference on the Transit Safety and Investment Act. Fry discussed the importance of reliable, efficient, and interconnected options to move people, goods, and services. He said investments in transportation are investments in a future stable and growing...
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Baltimore Business Journal: U.S. Sens. Cardin, Van Hollen revive federal support for Red Line project

Senator Ben Cardin
Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, said the inclusion of the Red Line as a part of the bipartisan infrastructure bill "is a tremendous move forward in advancing transit in the Baltimore region."
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GBC 2021 Transportation & Infrastructure Summit Explores Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Plan

Transportation Summit 2021 panelists
The Bipartisan Infrastructure process has been "a struggle," Senator Cardin added. "The politics of this is brutal. But we're cautiously optimistic that we can put the package together this week."
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Gov. Hogan, Senate President Ferguson & Speaker Jones announce bipartisan COVID-19 relief plan

COVID-19 updates
$1.1 billion will go toward replenishing the state's unemployment insurance trust fund, keeping it solvent and stabilizing unemployment insurance rates for at least the next two calendar years.
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Maryland Matters: Opinion: State’s Economy, Environment and Equity Depend on Transit

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald Fry said, “The Red Line is a jobs line. It’s a critical piece of our economic growth.”
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Letter calling on Congress to make fundamental changes to federal transportation program

Updating our transportation system for the needs of the 21st Century is necessary to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change and harm public health.
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The Baltimore Sun: MTA cancels proposal to slash bus service in Baltimore after heavy criticism; will cut MARC, commuter bus service instead

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“This action reflects an egregious pattern of disinvestment in underserved communities in the Baltimore region where Black and Brown residents are reliant on already insufficient transit service,” said Don Fry, president and CEO of the pro-business group.
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GBC 2020 Transportation Summit: Panelists urge route optimization, extended hours for equitable transit

Transportation Panelists
Transportation advocacy has been a hallmark of the GBC throughout its 65 year history. A superior transportation infrastructure that provides reliable and efficient options is a key pillar for economic growth and job creation.
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Baltimore Sun: Five years later, many across Baltimore bitterly lament Gov. Hogan’s decision to kill the Red Line light rail

The Red Line aimed to transform the Baltimore region’s meager, single-line light rail and subway, into a more unified, useful network.
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