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Baltimore-area transit expected to reach just 50% of new jobs (access required)

The Baltimore region is expected to add a substantial number of jobs over the next 25 years, but many of them are likely to be based in places that transit can’t access, according to speakers at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s ...

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4th Circuit upholds dismissal of lawsuit claiming MDOT leaders retaliated against union (access required)

A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a First Amendment retaliation case filed by the head of a local transit union against Maryland Department of Transportation leaders. David McClure, head of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1300 representing bus drivers and ...

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Attorneys spar over jurisdiction in Baltimore bus crash lawsuit (access required)

A proposed class action lawsuit filed by victims of a fatal crash between a Baltimore school bus and commuter bus that initially was removed to federal court returned to state court last month after a federal judge granted the plaintiffs’ request to remand ...

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Bill seeks repeal of MTA farebox mandate (access required)

Activists backing robust public transportation argue that a mandate for the Maryland Transit Administration to recover 35 percent of its operating costs from fares and other revenues distorts the evaluation of the system’s efficiency. Democratic state legislators in both chambers ...

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O’s homestand means crackdown on MTA fare evaders (access required)

The Maryland Transit Administration will be cracking down on fare evaders on the Light Rail system, beginning June 8 for the Orioles’ homestand against the  Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. MTA police, fare inspectors and transit ambassadors will ...

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MTA head Smith ousted

Robert Smith is no longer the head of the Maryland Transit Administration. Erin Henson, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Transportation, said Smith's last day was on Friday, and she declined to characterize the nature of his departure. The MTA, a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation, oversees the state's mass transit operations. "It's a personnel issue. I can't discuss it," Henson said. MTA Senior Deputy Administrator of Operations Rob Barnes has assumed Smith's responsibilities. Henson said a replacement for Smith is expected to be announced in the next few weeks.

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