Maryland Public Policy Institute
In late October, Gov. Larry Hogan announced BaltimoreLink, the most dramatic reworking of Baltimore’s mass transit in years. The $135 million plan seeks to improve mass transit in Baltimore in the wake of the canceled Red Line project.
This announcement is surprising to many, as the funding source for the new improvements is unclear, and the first improvements began Oct. 26, just four days after the program was unveiled. Despite this uncertainty, the plan’s bus-centric nature is far sounder than the Red Line’s costly rail-based model. We review and analyze each component of the program, and for comparison, we take a look at some programs that have worked in other cities and states.
Article written by Nick Zaiac, published by Maryland Reported on November 11, 2015.
To read the full article on BaltimoreLink’s complete plan to revise their transit system and to see GTT’s Transit Signal Priority Graphic, click here.