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City Council considering 'One Card' for Baltimore youths

City Council considering 'One Card' for Baltimore youths

A Baltimore city councilman wants the city to issue a single identification card allowing young people to ride buses and use other school and government services, but a civil liberties advocate says the proposal raises privacy concerns.

The One Card would be modeled after programs in cities including Washington and Boston, where young residents use the ID to enter facilities such as libraries and recreation centers and use services including the bus system.

City Councilman Brandon Scott called for a hearing on the idea, saying a One Card system would help Baltimore better serve young people by offering easier access to services.

He said it would be more convenient for...