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Failing Grades Fuel Fight For Better Transit

The Central Maryland Transportation Alliancemonitors how buses and trains perform in the Baltimore region and the reliability and safety of the system. How are we doing? We ask CMTA's Eric Norton about the Alliance’s latest public-transit report card ... and what can be improved. Then we hear from Paul Lewis, from the Eno Center for Transportation. He offers scenarios that could help Maryland transform who has a say in transportation decisions and where the money comes from to pay for them.

Links: Central Maryland Transporation Alliance 2020 Transportation Report Card, Eno Center for Transportation report, Transit Reform for Maryland: New Models for Accountability, Stability and Equity.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'