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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20 low-income families receive vehicles through Vehicles for Change

In recognition of its 20th anniversary, Vehicles for Change and its long-time partner, Heritage | MileOne Autogroup, presented 20 cars to 20 local families whose lives will be transformed by having access to personal transportation.
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BBJ: Greater Baltimore Committee: City needs a mayor who can ‘measure up’

Through June 2, Baltimore residents will cast their ballots in the Primary Election for Mayor, City Council President, City Council seats and Comptroller.
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Legg Mason partner organizations help to address nutritional needs in Baltimore

Local citizens are coming together without fear through social media to do what is needed – organizing volunteers, distributing food and critical supplies and running errands for vulnerable populations – all while maintaining appropriate social distancing.
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The Daily Record: Md. jobless claims soar to unprecedented levels

More than 42,300 people filed first-time unemployment claims in Maryland, a number that vastly exceeds the highest period of claims during the Great Recession.
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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

MTA bus
State-run buses in Baltimore break down about six times more frequently than buses in St. Louis or Denver.
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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.
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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.
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