Overall, as transit projects go, BaltimoreLink is a fairly sound plan. But questions remain. Most importantly, it’s entirely unclear where the $135 million to implement this plan is coming from. It was not appropriated by the legislature during the past year’s budget negotiation. Despite this uncertainty, the plan’s bus-centric nature is far sounder than the Red Line’s costly rail-based model. Nick Zaiac of the Maryland Public Policy Institute reviews and analyzes each component of the program. For comparison, he also takes a look at some programs that have worked in other cities and states.Read More
Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced a $135 million investment to improve, expand and connect the transit system in the greater Baltimore area. Hogan said that the current performance of the transit system is “notoriously abysmal,” citing slow buses and long routes that ensure people cannot get from their home to work conveniently.Read More
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