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Barbara Bates

New bus depot helps correct an environmental injustice

We read with interest the July 24 article by Candus Thomson entitled "$40 million federal grant will help Baltimore replace aging bus yard." Our team has been working with the residents living near the Kirk Avenue bus yard for nearly 10 years. Over 30 years ago this bus depot was expanded without community input into a yard having over 200 buses. Several years ago, MTA presented to the residents their fait accompli plan for modernizing this bus yard, again without community input. The presence of this bus yard has had a major impact on the health of the residents, particularly those on Bartlett Avenue. Many of these residents have died from cancer, and most of the children...

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