Baltimore’s buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway and MARC Train would be better served by local oversight than by the Maryland Transit Administration, a state agency which reports to the governor, according to the Greater Washington Partnership’s Capital Region Blueprint for Regional Mobility.
Maryland’s top transit official promised to make extensive changes to his agency after an independent report identified problems including poor communication, lack of expertise, insufficient use of technology and not following industry standards.
The Maryland Transit Administration drivers’ union warned management of rail safety concerns about the Baltimore Metro Subway for more than two years before the agency shut down the system with less than 24 hours’ notice for emergency track repairs in January.
On its first anniversary, Gov. Larry Hogan’s $135 million BaltimoreLink bus system’s LocalLink and ExpressLink buses are on time about 68 percent of the time, an improvement from the previous year, but still well short of the Maryland Transit Administration’s 80 percent goal.
Rather than risk leaving Marylanders in the dark, Gov. Hogan and the PSC should take steps now to build a smart, resilient, flexible grid that can easily accommodate large-scale renewable energy, the rise of electrified transportation and Marylanders’ increasing need for consistent, reliable power.
The entire Baltimore Metro Subway will reopen Friday morning, three days earlier than expected, the Maryland Transit Administration announced, after a nearly one-month shutdown for emergency track repairs that officials said couldn’t wait until this summer.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings on Friday joined a growing chorus of criticism over the state’s handling of Baltimore’s Metro shutdown and requested the Maryland Transit Administration hand over a series of documents to explain the decision.
The entire Baltimore Metro system is now in its second week of a total shutdown. This means delays for the city’s young commuters who now have to add more time to the beginning and end of their school day.
A Democrat running for governor called Tuesday for the resignation of Maryland's transportation chief after a Baltimore Sun report revealed the state knew about safety problems for a year and kept running the city's subway system.
The Maryland Transit Administration knew that the Baltimore Metro Subway’s rails violated the agency’s safety standards for more than a year before officials declared an emergency shutdown of the system with less than 24 hours’ notice last week, according to an MTA inspection report.
Although the Maryland Transit Administration arranged for free coach buses to run the metro’s route while it's shut down for repairs, riders had little information about where the buses would stop or how frequently they would arrive.
The Maryland Transit Administration will launch a new route to the Tradepoint Atlantic development in Sparrows Point, discontinue three of its lowest-ridership commuter routes and modify more than a dozen other routes, service times and bus stops starting Sunday.
Maryland is not known as a mass transportation innovator. Despite having the longest average commute times in the nation, its transit projects have traditionally produced mediocre performance for their massive costs. But Maryland now has the opportunity to take a leading role in transportation.
Transportation policymakers have been largely overlooked in Maryland's efforts to stop sex trafficking. As part of a systematic review of the policy and enforcement efforts ongoing in the state, we found that overlapping and uncoordinated law enforcement jurisdictions, lack of training, information sharing and a simple lack of awareness of the links between transportation and trafficking leave a significant gap and open up a new opportunity to make progress in the fight to eradicate sex
By Madeleine Gleave, Alexandra Miller and Caitlin Sellers
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