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Better mass transit key to Baltimore's revival

Public TransportationGun ControlPersonal Weapon ControlStephanie Rawlings-BlakeInterior Policy

The new year brings a new session of the General Assembly in Annapolis, and we already know that gun control and transportation will be the major issues in the upcoming session.

I read more and more about Montgomery and Prince George's counties teaming up to ensure that transportation projects for the D.C. suburbs are funded by the state.

But what are the local governments in Baltimore City and Baltimore County doing to ensure that this region gets the transportation and infrastructure funding it needs?

As we've learned this year, the city is crumbling around us. Now is the time to seek aid from the state. Yet it seems our local leaders aren't doing enough to ensure that Maryland's growth doesn't leave Baltimore behind.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake may want 10,000 new families to move to the city, but she also ought to be paying attention to the needs of the thousands of families who already reside here.

Having adequate and affordable public transportation is essential for many residents. Shouldn't the mayor realize this and pressure Maryland's leaders to recognize Baltimore's need?

Chance Carter, Baltimore

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