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Baltimore Transit Update: 'Livable Streets' And The Impact Of MTA Budget Cuts

Oct 8, 2019

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On today's show,  Delegate Robbyn Lewis—who represents East Baltimore in the MD General Assembly—has formed the Livable Streets Advisory Group to collect ideas as to how some of Baltimore’s busiest thoroughfares can be made safer for pedestrians.  She joins Tom on the line from Annapolis. 

Also: Ridership on the Charm City Circulator in Baltimore is down nearly 50%.  The Baltimore Link Bus System has an on-time reliability rating of only 65%.  The MD Transit Administration faces a shortfall of $2 Billion dollars over the next 10 years.    

Samuel Jordan of the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition and Brian O’Malley, of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance are in Studio A to discuss the outlook for solving the tranportation challenges in the Baltimore metro area.