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Baltimore Sun: Obama administration announces civil rights review of Maryland transportation

On President Barack Obama’s last full day in office, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it would conduct a sweeping review of Maryland’s transportation policies to determine whether they violate federal civil rights rules. The department made the decision after investigating complaints about Gov. Larry Hogan’s cancellation of the Baltimore Red Line light-rail project in … Continue reading Baltimore Sun: Obama administration announces civil rights review of Maryland transportation

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Join us for “Last House Standing” at Arena Players!

Join the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition (BTEC) this Saturday for “Last House Standing”, a play about West Baltimore’s Highway to Nowhere. Afterwards, please join with members of BTEC for a talkback about how transportation decisions and policies have affected the quality of life in our city. When: Saturday, November 12 @ 8pm Where: Arena Players, … Continue reading Join us for “Last House Standing” at Arena Players!

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Next BTEC meeting: November 10 @ 6pm

Please join us for the next public meeting of the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition: BTEC Meeting Thursday, November 10 6:00 pm Center for Urban Families, 2201 North Monroe St, Baltimore MD 21217 Come to hear of the progress of the coalition and how you can become involved. If you have questions, please call 443-765-2638.

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Letter to Paul Comfort, Administrator & CEO, MTA

September 29, 2016 Greetings, Mr. Comfort: The Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition has monitored with great interest improvements proposed for the Baltimore Link system. Like many others, we were encouraged by the prospect of “transformative” changes in the existing bus service programs managed and operated by MTA. We are nevertheless concerned that MTA has perhaps overly … Continue reading Letter to Paul Comfort, Administrator & CEO, MTA

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Transit advocates renew call for Red Line as part of statewide rail network

Grassroots transit advocates from across Maryland gathered Tuesday morning in front of Baltimore’s Penn Station to launch a statewide coalition. Joining them were elected officials from around the state, including State Senator Jim Rosapepe, Delegate Brooke Lierman, and County Council members Hans Riemer and Mel Franklin from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The coalition’s vision … Continue reading Transit advocates renew call for Red Line as part of statewide rail network

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Elijah Cummings: “Missing Links” in BaltimoreLink plan

Rep. Elijah Cummings had the following to say in his Sept. 30 op-ed in the Baltimore Sun: “For many Baltimore residents, the MTA bus service’s routes and timings determine the patterns — and the very reach — of their lives. “Many of the Baltimore communities in which opportunity is most limited —and in which access … Continue reading Elijah Cummings: “Missing Links” in BaltimoreLink plan

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BTEC to participate in Transportation Leadership Academy

The Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition is proud to announce that our President and Convener, Samuel Jordan, has been selected by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to participate as a fellow in the inaugural Every Place Counts: Leadership Academy on October 5, 2016. The Leadership Academy provides an opportunity for transportation advocates from around … Continue reading BTEC to participate in Transportation Leadership Academy

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Transit Equity Coalition in Baltimore Magazine!

Much thanks to Baltimore Magazine for featuring BTEC in its September 2016 issue, as part of “The Multi-Modal City” article by Ron Cassie. ‘The Road to Nowhere broke up West Baltimore communities that are still trying to recover two generations later,” says Glenn Smith, 67, a member of the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition and signatory … Continue reading Transit Equity Coalition in Baltimore Magazine!

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