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Baltimore's New Bus System

Nov 21, 2016

Last summer, Governor Larry Hogan canceled funding for Baltimore’s long-awaited east-west light rail system, the Red Line. Soon after, he announced the city would instead receive $135 million for a revamped transit system. It’s called BaltimoreLink; it has many components, one of which is a redesign of the entire bus system with 12 new high-frequency routes. That part is called CityLink. In the year since the announcement, the Maryland Transit Administration has released a draft of the bus plan and then revised it based on more than 1,000 suggestions from riders. The new bus system is slated to be completely underway by next summer. Paul Comfort, administrator of the Maryland Transit Administration, joins us to discuss BaltimoreLink.