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Baltimore transit: Is local control the answer?

Baltimore transit: Is local control the answer?

Earlier this week, a Washington, D.C., based organization of business leaders issued a report that was, among other things, critical of the Baltimore region’s approach to transportation. Their point was well taken — if a bit obvious to those who live in close vicinity of Charm City. By most any standard, Baltimore’s transportation infrastructure, particularly its public transit systems, are haphazard and poorly connected, a product of state ownership of transit systems, historic racial and socioeconomic segregation, and a glaring lack of regional consensus and adequate public investment.

What the Capital Region Blueprint for Regional Mobility advises for corrective action,...

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