Gov. Larry Hogan says his $135 million plan to upgrade Baltimore's bus system will be "transformative." But rider Shannon Campbell says it includes a transformation she hopes never to see. As she waited at the busy corner of Greenmount Avenue and 33rd Street to catch the No. 8 downtown, Campbell struggled to understand why anyone would propose eliminating service on much of Greenmount.
David Warnock, the latest Democrat to enter the Baltimore mayor¿s race, says the 2016 primary is one of the most important elections in the city¿s history. He tells Dan why he¿s running and how he hopes to revive part of the scrapped Red Line and attract new businesses and jobs to the city. Thirty-five years after it opened, Harborplace needs a major facelift. Architect and blogger Klaus Philipsen shares his thoughts on the waterfront market¿s redevelopment plans. Philipsen blogs about city life and urban planning at Community Architect.
Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled what he described as a "transformative" $135 million investment in an improved Baltimore bus system Thursday --seeking to fill a mass transit void left by his cancellation of the Red Line light rail project.
Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday unveiled what he described as a "transformative" $135 million plan to improve Baltimore's bus system — seeking to fill a mass transit void left by his cancellation of the Red Line light rail project.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan seeking $150 million in state aid over the next five years after the governor penned an opinion piece in The Sun saying he wanted to help Baltimore.
David Cordish, real estate mogul and successful developer of casinos, says this about a proposed high-speed train that could move passengers from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. in 15 minutes: ¿Game changer for city!¿ And the city he¿s talking about is Baltimore.
Baltimore says it needs a "world class mass transit system." A California company says it has the answer in its high-speed, magnetically levitated, egg-like pods designed to ferry commuters above the rush hour fray.
Mr. Hogan and his partisans have spent the last eight weeks like Goldilocks, moving from message to message, desperately searching for one that is just right. And, in this newspaper, they tested their most ridiculous message yet: Disinvesting in the Baltimore region demonstrates Governor Hogan's commitment to restoring a One Maryland governing philosophy. Nothing could be further than the truth.
When Gov. Larry Hogan took office in January, promising to review whether the Red Line made fiscal sense for the state, the Maryland Transit Administration was negotiating with about 500 property owners about their land or underground rights to make way for the light rail project. Since Hogan pulled the plug, the MTA is notifying property owners that it's no longer interested. One sued.
Members of Baltimore's congressional delegation are pressing Gov. Larry Hogan's administration for detail about how much money the state will save by ditching the Red Line project, and why none of those savings are headed for transportation projects in the city.
The state's top legislative analyst said Tuesday that hundreds of millions of Maryland transportation funds are sitting unused after the cancellation of the $2.9 million Red Line — prompting Baltimore lawmakers to call on the Hogan administration to earmark the funding for the city.
Gov. Larry Hogan's top transportation officials will meet with elected leaders representing Baltimore Monday to discuss the city's mass transit needs in the aftermath of the governor's decision to scuttle the $2.9 billion Red Line.
The state's "One Maryland" philosophy of the 1990s was based upon the principle that the allocation of state resources should be balanced geographically in urban, suburban and rural parts of the state. It underscored the premise that the policies of state government should respect and respond to the needs of all citizens throughout Maryland. Unfortunately, "One Maryland" seems to have gone by the wayside.
Familiar complaints about Baltimore's bus system received a public airing Monday as the Maryland Transit Administration heard from riders, advocates, elected officials and others to discuss improvements to city transit after Gov. Larry Hogan's cancellation of the Red Line light rail project in June.
As for that idea I floated a few months ago: that Gov. Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake should work together on a comprehensive, post-Freddie Gray, post-riot plan for the city's recovery. Forget about it. There are no takers.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she has asked her transportation chief to develop alternatives to improving mass transit in Baltimore — including "rapid bus" — with the demise of the Red Line plan.