Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Transit as Equalizer in Baltimore

Good transit could be the great equalizer of a city so divided.
We know, Baltimore's transit system isn't usually called a good system. 
More on transit access to jobs on the Rodricks show today at noon. (Guests: Jimmy Rouse of Transit Choices and I). 

Transit Choices met this morning and heard Delegate Brooke Lieman speak about "Challenges and Opportunities in Baltimore Transit". 

"I missed my court case because the bus didn't come". (Delegate Brooke Lierman from her experience as an attorney). The delegate noted that in the last legislative session the hearing with MTA was the longest of all hearings. 

She noted that MTA has problems in service, strategy and systems. It has one of the lowest paid administrators in the country. 

Lierman introduced HB 546, a bill that did not yet pass, would create an oversight board for MTA. The bill is now in "summer study" while. Work Group further studies MTA issues. 

Klaus Philipsen, FAIA

I am a participant in "Transit Choices".

A full blog article about transit will appear on my Blog Community Architect this Friday. 
Buses tied up in traffic on Eutaw Street

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