The $135 million BaltimoreLink route overhaul, which Gov. Larry Hogan announced in 2015 after canceling the $2.9 billion Red Line light rail project, is scheduled to go into effect June 18. A month out, the MTA is in marketing mode.
Many cities across the United States have recently added modern streetcar lines, which have long been a staple in the cities of Europe and Asia, to their existing public transit systems, including Portland, Ore.; Cincinnati; Seattle; Salt Lake City; Atlanta and nearby Washington, D.C. These new streetcars are helping to revive the convenience and excitement of city life. They are also serving as essential links to employment both for people who depend on public transportation and for those who
On President Barack Obama's last full day in office, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it would conduct a sweeping review of Maryland's transport policies to determine whether they violate federal civil rights rules.
The Maryland Transit Administration will spend $196,000 over the next year to add bicycle racks to its 22 daily commuter trains. Officials want to have at least one bike car on each train by spring 2018.
Elijah Cummings, a 10-term Democratic congressman, returns to the 115th Congress this week amid a sea change in Washington, with a polarizing Republican about to enter the White House and the GOP in control of Congress.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday said his "top priority" would be to repeal transportation legislation he dubbed "the road kill bill," claiming it would require him to stop building nearly every transportation project in the state.
Transit advocates sought to revive interest in the Baltimore Red Line light rail project on Tuesday by recasting it as one link in a statewide rail network that would run from Delaware to Southern Maryland to West Virginia while connecting the Baltimore and Washington Metro systems.
After canceling the Red Line, Maryland's governor announced that he would make an investment of $135 million to redesign the Baltimore bus system and provide "more reliable and timely transit" and "better connections to jobs." Unfortunately, the MTA has already found that the changes proposed in the BaltimoreLink plan will not appreciably reduce travel times.
A transportation advocacy group warned Thursday that the Maryland Transit Administration's plan to overhaul bus routes around Baltimore "falls well short" of the potential to connect people to jobs, schools and healthy food.
On Tuesday, six leading Democrats running for mayor of Baltimore made various claims — mostly true, but some false or exaggerated — during the first televised forum of the campaign sponsored by The Baltimore Sun, WJZ-TV, the University of Baltimore and Baltimore City League of Women Voters.
From Southern Maryland, the only practical lifeline to Virginia and the South is a steep 76-year-old toll bridge with two narrow lanes, no shoulders, no sidewalks and no barrier in the median. According to the Hogan administration, it's good for another 30 years.
Proposed legislation that would restrict the governor's power to decide what Maryland transportation projects to fund — and defund — feels decidedly vindictive, given Larry Hogan's abrupt and unpopular cancellation of the Red Line last year; but that doesn't mean it's without merit. Gov. Hogan's administration repeatedly pointed to a Seattle project as justification for killing Baltimore's, but now that West Coast city is moving forward with a separate light rail — and in so
We urge MTA leaders to undertake serious analysis and meaningful public engagement in the BaltimoreLink project, which they're working to implement by June 2017. The MTA has explained the thinking and intention behind its proposed changes, but it has not demonstrated how they will lead to measurable outcomes like improved access to jobs, easier access to schools, healthier air quality or more reliable performance.
By Laura Gamble, James L. Shea and Thomas E. Wilcox
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday said she supports the federal complaint filed by a coalition of civil rights groups against the Hogan administration, contending that its killing of Baltimore's Red Line light rail project discriminates against African-Americans.
A coalition of civil rights groups and city residents filed a federal complaint against the Hogan administration Monday, claiming its cancellation of Baltimore's Red Line light rail project was racially discriminatory.