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Maryland Could Cut Transit Funding, Citing Budget Gap

The governor says the state remains committed to its major transit projects, but may need to reduce service to meet a growing financial shortfall.

December 22, 2023 - Governing

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Baltimore Could See a TOD Boom

Developers are calling on city leaders to support transit-oriented development amidst an influx of federal funding opportunities.

October 19, 2023 - Bisnow

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EPA Awards $4 Million for Baltimore Composting Facility

The city wants to build the nation’s largest composting facility as part of its ‘zero waste’ efforts.

September 24, 2023 - Baltimore Sun

Map of proposed Baltimore Red Line transit line alignment with white boxes showing open questions

Maryland to Restart Planning for East-West Transit Line Through Baltimore

A plan for the Red Line, an east-west light rail line notoriously canceled by former-Governor Larry Hogan in 2015, is back on the table in Baltimore.

August 8, 2023 - The Daily Record

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A Dirty Little Secret: Rising Property Values Are Incompatible With Affordability

Rising property values come with positive community development, but this shift can make neighborhoods inaccessible to low-income renters and fixed-income homeowners.

August 4, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

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Baltimore 2050 Transportation Plan Perpetuates Auto-Centric Planning

The region’s long-range transportation plan fails to boost investment in transit, opting to fund road expansions instead.

July 30, 2023 - The Baltimore Sun

Map of proposed Baltimore Red Line transit line alignment with white boxes showing open questions

Details Start to Emerge for Revived Baltimore Red Line

The long-awaited east-west transit line is moving forward with support from a new governor, but still has a long road ahead.

June 22, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

Signs for Interstate 270 and Interstate 495 on roadside in Maryland

Coalition Keeps up the Fight Against Maryland Highway Project

Environmentalists and community groups are asking a federal judge to rule in their favor to require Maryland’s department of transportation to conduct a thorough environmental review before expanding Interstate 270.

June 21, 2023 - Maryland Matters

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Baltimore Close to Approving $70 Billion Transportation Plan

The region’s proposed long-range plan includes over $11 billion for transit projects.

June 16, 2023 - The Baltimore Sun

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Baltimore Sets Guidelines for Permanent Parklet Program

With pandemic-era parklet regulations set to expire on June 30, the city is launching a new, permanent set of guidelines for outdoor dining and other uses of curbside space.

May 3, 2023 - Baltimore Sun

Coronavirus and Urbanism

Austin Scores Highest on Pandemic Recovery; Bay Area and Baltimore Lowest

The Bay Area Council and CBRE created an economic tracker to measure how well the nation's 25 largest metropolitan areas have recovered from the public health restrictions imposed on their regions at the onset of the pandemic.

March 5, 2023 - Bay City News Foundation

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Baltimore Sees Steep Drop in Unhoused Residents

The city exceeded its goals for providing housing and creating new affordable housing units in 2022.

February 17, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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Creating a Meaningful Community Input Process in Baltimore

Seeking to avoid the mistakes of the past, the city undertook a robust community engagement process when planning the reconstruction of the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel.

February 14, 2023 - Next City

Baltimore Rail

Baltimore’s Red Line Rail Project Back on the Table Thanks to New Governor

One of the most infamously anti-transit decisions of the past decade—Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to cancel the Baltimore Red Line system expansion—could be reversed by the incoming governor.

December 12, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Old brick buildings line Central Avenue in Baltimore. The street is filled with construction equipment.

Protected Bike Lanes, Vehicle Lane Reductions Cause Stir in Baltimore

Residents and business operators say they weren’t warned about a road diet planned for a major thoroughfare in Baltimore. Planners and advocates say the changes have been a long time coming.

November 30, 2022 - The Baltimore Sun

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Developers Rebrand Baltimore’s Port Covington Megaproject

The megaproject formerly known as Port Covington is now known as Baltimore Peninsula.

November 23, 2022 - The Baltimore Banner

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Baltimore Seeks Federal Highway Removal Grant

Advocates of highway removal hope the Reconnecting Communities Act will help fund efforts to tear down a freeway that devastated West Baltimore neighborhoods.

October 9, 2022 - Next City

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Baltimore Judge Tosses Regional Transit Voter Question

The Baltimore City Board of Elections and a local circuit court judge have blocked the efforts of transit advocates to seek support from voters for a regional transportation authority.

September 12, 2022 - The Baltimore Sun

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Baltimore Leaders Call on City To Think Big on Transit

With federal infrastructure funding on the table, local leaders are calling for a comprehensive strategy to improve the region’s public transit.

July 1, 2022 - Maryland Matters

Baltimore

Baltimore Could Revive Dollar Homes Program

A 1970s program let Baltimore residents purchase city-owned homes for $1. Now, the city council president wants to bring it back.

November 23, 2021 - Fox Baltimore

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