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Democratic candidate for governor Ben Jealous rides bus system in Baltimore, declares it 'broken'

Democratic candidate for governor Ben Jealous rides bus system in Baltimore, declares it 'broken'

Democratic candidate for governor Ben Jealous boarded a Maryland Transit Administration bus Friday in downtown Baltimore to prove a point.

Joined by City Councilman Brandon Scott and local union leaders, Jealous declared the state-run bus system that serves Baltimore to be “broken” and said Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has “set us back.”

As Jealous made his way through the crowded bus, some riders broke out in angry condemnations of the transit system. In congested morning traffic, it took about 20 minutes for the bus to travel six city blocks.

“Who messed this system up?” one rider, Vondia Brooks, 56, of Rosedale shouted toward the front of the bus.

“Hogan did,”...

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