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Tag Archives: Greater Baltimore Committee

Fry hopes study spurs state to find money for transportation projects

Civic leaders said Wednesday that they are hoping a new study of Maryland’s transportation improvement needs will spur the state’s investment in infrastructure. “This report actually brings to a head those projects that are critically important for economic growth and ...

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Senate could OK capital budget by Thursday

ANNAPOLIS — The Senate could approve a capital spending plan as early as Thursday, including money that is allocated for a proposed expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center and infrastructure improvements at the National Aquarium. The Senate gave its preliminary ...

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Furman named manager at Heery International

John Furman has been named north region manager, based in Baltimore, of Heery International, an architecture, interior design, engineering, program management and construction management firm. Furman is responsible for directing business development, design and construction services throughout the 26-state region. ...

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Donald C. Fry: Report makes strong case for convention center project

The recently released feasibility study of the concept of a combined arena-convention center expansion project near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor deals head-on with key issues raised and debated in the wake of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s announcement last May to champion ...

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Study supports Convention Center expansion

A proposed expansion to the Baltimore Convention Center and a new downtown arena could increase direct spending by $138.7 million to $181.6 million annually, potentially supporting 2,360 to 3,100 new jobs, according to a study released Monday by the Maryland ...

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Deputy Mayor Christopher Thomaskutty joining Mercy

Christopher Thomaskutty, Baltimore’s deputy mayor of public safety and operations, resigned Friday to become an executive at Mercy Health Services. Thomaskutty will serve as vice president for corporate affairs and chief of staff at the downtown medical center. His resignation ...

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Christopher Summers: We need to put the brakes on the O’Malley gas tax

There’s a coordinated push by Gov. Martin O’Malley to raise Maryland’s gasoline tax by applying the state’s sales tax of 6 percent to fuel purchases. That means that, at current gas prices, the state tax would rise from 23.5 cents ...

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Transportation tops GBC’s Legislative Forum

To tax? To build? To reprioritize? Regardless the answer, all of the state leaders who gathered Monday morning for the Greater Baltimore Committee’s legislative forum wanted to talk transportation. The debate sparked after Paul Kelly, chairman of the Maryland Motor ...

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