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As Baltimore Metro shutdown drags on, students frustrated by longer commutes

As Baltimore Metro shutdown drags on, students frustrated by longer commutes

Since the state shut down Baltimore’s Metro system, Amirah Haney has had to take three buses to get to school every morning. The sixth-grader’s first period math class at Monarch Academy is already under way by the time she gets there — sometimes half an hour after the school’s starting bell.

“The bus takes a really long time,” said Amirah, who lives in the Park Heights area. Monarch, a public charter school in northeast Baltimore, is roughly six miles away.

The entire Baltimore Metro system is now in its second week of a total shutdown.The Maryland Transit Administration announced Feb. 11 that sections of track needed emergency repairs, prompting up to four weeks of...

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