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Bill seeks repeal of MTA farebox mandate

A MARC commuter train crossing the Edmondson Highway bridge in west Baltimore.  (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record).

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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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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