Maryland Transit Administration

Baltimore transit needs local oversight, more funding, regional transportation report says

Baltimore transit needs local oversight, more funding, regional transportation report says

Baltimore’s public transportation system — its buses, light rail, subway and commuter trains — ought to be under more local control, according to a report released Monday by the Greater Washington Partnership, an organization of CEOs from Baltimore to Richmond focused on promoting the region’s prosperity.

The Capital Region Blueprint for Regional Mobility notes that the Baltimore’s transit system, run by the Maryland Transit Administration, a state agency which reports to the governor, is one of only a few in the country owned and operated by the state, rather than a regional authority or local transportation department. That’s a problem, according to the report, because “state...

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