The Marc Steiner Show

Transportation Roundtable: BaltimoreLink

Baltimore CityLink Bus (Credit: Community Architect Daily)February 1, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a Transportation Roundtable, discussing topics such as Governor Hogan’s BaltimoreLink bus plan.

With: Jimmy Rouse, President of the Baltimore Transit Campaign and a founding member of Transit Choices; Samuel Jordan, President of the  Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition; and Denise Griffin Johnson, member of the Baltimore Transportation Equity Coalition.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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Comments

  1. Good show, Marc. However, it is a shame that the mention of a streetcar (by Jimmy Rouse) did not take place until the very end of the show. Even though the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition folks are focused almost entirely on trying to bring back the Red Line, much more discussion is needed about other forms of urban rail transport as well, such as the modern streetcar. Portland, OR – often cited as ahead of the public transportation curve here in the US – has both light rail AND streetcar. And DC just got a new modern streetcar line. I agree totally that rail is a key component to urban public transportation. Currently, Baltimore only has a fraction of the rail it could use (the lone Metro line, and the lone N-S Howard Street light rail).

    It’s high time right now for a good hard look at the 5 miles of North Avenue – from “Milton to Hilton” for an affordable modern streetcar project which would serve tens of thousands of persons in East and West Baltimore who depend on public transportation. I sure hope you will have a show specifically on this topic soon.

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