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A vision for public transit in Baltimore

A vision for public transit in Baltimore

Last year, the Opportunity Collaborative, a project of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, found the average commute for citizens in East and West Baltimore to living-wage jobs was 90 minutes each way — provided the bus arrived at all. In recent years, the MTA has routinely pulled buses from routes unannounced due to driver absenteeism and mechanical failure. The consequences are all too predictable: The bus you're waiting for doesn't arrive, and the next bus might be so overcrowded that it passes you by. Such unreliability causes people to lose their jobs and makes kids miss school.

Consider, too, the lost opportunities to grow our city. Baltimore Collegetown Network's annual...