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Report on regional mobility says MTA control is holding Baltimore public transit back

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A new Greater Washington Partnership report offering a high-level blueprint for improving transit connections from Baltimore to D.C. to Richmond criticizes the fact that the State of Maryland, not Baltimore City and other surrounding jurisdictions, operates our area’s bus, light rail, subway and commuter train systems.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by light rail

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An MTA Light Rail train fatally struck a man this morning in the Howard Street corridor, police said.

Metro is reopening Friday; more track work planned for summer

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Image via the MTA.

Baltimore’s subway line is set to open at 5 a.m. Friday, three days ahead of schedule, after being closed for nearly a month for track work.

Cummings calls on MTA to explain ‘what specifically prompted’ Baltimore Metro shutdown

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Rep. Elijah Cummings. Image via campaign website.

Rep. Elijah Cummings is applying pressure to the Maryland Transit Administration, which operates the Baltimore Metro system that’s been shut down since Feb. 9 and will remain so until at least March 11.

Report: State Plans to Shut Down Baltimore Metro Again This August

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Baltimore’s subway commuters will reportedly need to plan ahead for a second system-wide shutdown this year.

MTA to Install Traffic Light at S. Baltimore Bus Depot to ‘Alleviate Backups’ for Buses

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Hoping to mitigate delays for buses right at the outset of their routes, the city plans to install a traffic signal at the Maryland Transit Administration’s South Baltimore bus depot.

Baltimore is Getting a New Bus Line from Bayview to Sparrows Point

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A new MTA line is in the works to get Baltimoreans to and from the growing Tradepoint Atlantic development at Sparrows Point.

Stretch of Light Rail System to Shut Down for 18 Days of Repairs After Artscape

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The inside of an MTA light rail car. Photo by Payton Chung, via Wikimedia Commons.

State transportation officials are preparing to close down seven light rail stops in the city starting next Tuesday in order to make some major repairs.

MTA: BaltimoreLink Bus Lanes Already Saving Riders Time Moving Through Downtown

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One week out from the launch of BaltimoreLink, the state says its $135 million revamped bus system is already saving time for buses slogging through downtown.

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