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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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Maryland Assembly Passes ‘Fair Fares Act’

If signed by the governor, the act will halt a scheduled fare increase previously tied to inflation.

April 19, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

MARC train going through the Gaithersburg, Maryland train station

Maryland Legislators Override Governor’s Veto to Support Regional Rail Investments

The latest round of Gov. Larry Hogan v. public transit goes to the latter.

April 13, 2022 - The Washington Post


A Regional Vision for Virginia, Maryland, D.C. Rail

Expanding rail service to more communities in Maryland and D.C. could enhance the benefits of Virginia's recent investments in intercity rail.

February 9, 2021 - The Virginia Mercury

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Report Highlights the Need for Local Governance in Baltimore Transit

The unique structure of the Maryland Transit Administration leaves local stakeholders out of decision-making.

January 7, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

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Maryland's Purple Line Gets the Green Light Again

The public-private partnership behind the Purple Line light rail project in Maryland fell apart in September, and has this past week been revived.

December 1, 2020 - The Washington Post

Baltimore Public Transit

Baltimore Bus Service Cuts Restored

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan rescinded a plan that would have cut bus service in the city of Baltimore to the bone.

October 2, 2020 - Baltimore Sun

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Purple Line Construction Halts in Maryland as Contractor Woes Deepen

Purple Line Transit Partners, the contractors managing construction of the beleaguered Purple Line in Maryland, have begun to walk off the job as a dispute about cost overruns brings the project to a screeching halt.

September 23, 2020 - The Washington Post

Orange Line

Devastating Transit Cuts Planned for Maryland

The impact of the coronavirus on capital budgets has been feared for the duration of the pandemic, and the catastrophic reality of those fears is now apparent in a proposed capital budget for transportation in the state of Maryland.

September 8, 2020 - WBAL

Maryland Transit Administration

Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan: First Regional Transit Plan for Baltimore Since 2002

Transit planners in the Baltimore area are working on plans for a more reliable, useful regional transit system.

May 13, 2020 - Greater Greater Washington

Baltimore MTA Bus

Baltimore Transit Lagging Behind Other Systems

State-run buses and subway trains in Baltimore have breakdown rates far higher than systems in other cities.

March 29, 2020 - The Baltimore Sun

Purple Line

Preserving Affordable Housing Along Maryland Light Rail Line

A new plan lays out strategies to keep housing affordable for low- and moderate-income residents along the corridor of Maryland’s new Purple Line.

December 21, 2019 - WAMU

Maryland Transit Administration

Another Lawsuit Complicates Purple Line Plans in Maryland

The 16-mile Purple Line light rail project, which connects Maryland suburbs in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to the D.C. Metro Gold, Red, and Orange lines, is facing a new lawsuit.

January 19, 2019 - The Washington Post

Baltimore MTA Bus

Baltimore Bus System Redesign Leaves Advocates Wanting More

A local bus and transit advocate pushes for more improvements to the Maryland Transit Administration's bus system in the city of Baltimore.

January 15, 2019 - CityLab

Maryland Transit Administration

Cost Overruns and Delays Causing Drama on Maryland's Purple Line

Project documents acquired by The Washington Post reveal numerous unresolved problems with construction on the Purple Line.

January 11, 2019 - The Washington Post

Light Rail Transit

Anti-Transit Advocates Would Shut Down Light Rail Stops in Maryland

Opposition to construction of rail transit based on concerns about crime is a familiar story to transit planners. Calling for existing transit stops to close is a little less familiar.

August 22, 2018 - The Guardian

Charles Center Metro Subway Station

Baltimore's Subway Shut Down for a Month

Emergency repairs will shut down Metro SubwayLink for a month, adding the system to an ignominious list of transit closures that includes SafeTrak in Washington, D.C. and the L Train in New York City.

February 13, 2018 - The Baltimore Sun

Maryland Transit Administration

Express Bus Service Eliminated in Suburban Baltimore

The failure of suburb-to-suburb bus service run by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) offers lessons in regional transit planning.

January 21, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Bus Stop

Baltimore's Bus Overhaul Hasn't Increased Ridership

Service has notably improved, but that hasn't been enough to boost ridership so far.

November 17, 2017 - The Baltimore Sun

Bus Stop

Baltimore's Redesigned Bus System Rolls Out, With Wrinkles to Iron

The reviews were mixed on the first days of service for the highly anticipated BaltimoreLink bus system redesign.

June 27, 2017 - The Baltimore Sun

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