Baltimore fire dispatcher Arthur "Squeaky" Kirk wanted to see West Baltimore's Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center revitalized — so he put $30,000 of his own money into the project. Then he reached out to Gov. Larry Hogan's office to see if businesses could help, too. Soon, the center had a new community garden, 20 computers, 15 iPads, a ping pong table, furniture and a renovated basketball court and playground, largely from private contributions.
Public and non-profit leaders on Monday called on the city and counties to work together to increase access to jobs and housing for the poor, as they released what they called a "first-ever" comprehensive regional economic development plan.
Gov. Hogan's maglev comments didn't sit well with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Rep. Elijah Cummings, who have been advocating for the governor to support the Red Line project they view as a way for residents of West Baltimore to travel to jobs.
The proposed Red Line light rail project will deliver the sort of employment opportunities that Baltimore residents across the city rose up to demand during recent protests, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other elected officials said Tuesday,
The advocates who lobby Gov. Larry Hogan on schools, mental health services and transportation have begun to incorporate Freddie Gray, the protests against his death and the riots of last week into their pitches.
In theory, the Red Line could one day ease Baltimore's traffic woes; however, to sustain the growth trends that certain neighborhoods have experienced in the past decade, we need to implement effective and efficient methods for moving people around the city now. Having read the "Southeast Baltimore Complete Streets Plan," I see an excellent vision of Baltimore that we can implement immediately, creating a more functional and accessible city, complete with modern mass transit, more biking options
Gov. Larry Hogan committed Thursday to spending $2 million on fighting heroin addiction, the first time he has agreed to spend any of a controversial $200 million pot of cash that has stirred discord in Annapolis.
The Maryland Transit Administration's signature effort to improve its troubled Baltimore-area bus system — already delayed for nearly a year — faces an uncertain future because of new skepticism from the administration of Gov. Larry Hogan.
Fewer travelers in Maryland chose public buses and trains last fiscal year than in each of the three years prior, adding pressure to the already beleaguered Maryland Transit Administration just as it prepares to saddle frustrated riders with a fare increase.
A decision by Gov. Larry Hogan to scuttle the Red Line or Purple Line, the long-planned light rail projects in Baltimore and the Washington suburbs that his administration is now reviewing, would be extremely unusual.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and more than a dozen elected officials from the Washington suburbs led a rally of transit advocates in Annapolis Monday to call on Gov. Larry Hogan to fund the Red Line and Purple Line light rail projects.
The Maryland Transit Administration failed to properly verify the accuracy of hundreds of millions of dollars in contractor-submitted architechtural and engineering labor costs for the Red and Purple lines, according to a state audit released Monday.
Maryland's new transportation chief promised senators Wednesday that he will keep an open mind as he considers whether the state should go ahead with two huge light rail projects, including Baltimore's Red Line.
A coalition of businesses in Baltimore has launched a media campaign to ensure their full backing for the proposed Red Line light rail project is clearly understood by the public — and by economy-focused Gov.-elect Larry Hogan.
The Catonsville native takes his oath on Wednesday, Jan. 14, to begin his new role as a member of the House of Delegates. He will be joined by fellow Democrats Dr. Terri Hill and Dr. Clarence Lam, who will also represent District 12.
Congressman Elijah Cummings joined transit advocates on Wednesday night in calling for continued support for the planned Red Line light rail project in Baltimore — and for more Baltimoreans who support the project to make their voices heard.
The city's Board of Finance approved $58.6 million in financing Monday for new homes, shops and other construction near the University of Maryland Biopark and the Edgar Allan Poe house — an area that has suffered from disinvestment and blight.
More than two dozen West Baltimore homeowners are suing the state of Maryland to block the planned Red Line transit project from tunneling beneath their block, contending that they were inappropriately left out of the planning process.
Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Anthony Brown have opposing views about how Maryland should spend transportation dollars. Brown says the state needs to build large new projects, including new mass transit lines. Hogan says state money should be spent on fixing existing roads.