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  1. MD: Bird, Lime to Pay Baltimore $30,000 to Operate Six-Month Pilot ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 23 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 22--Bird and Lime will each pay Baltimore $15,000, plus a dollar a day for each dockless scooter or bike they deploy, to operate a six-month pilot program in the city, according to the agreements approved by the city Wednesday. The pilot program, which runs through the end of February, allows each firm to maintain a fleet of no more than 1,000 dockless scooters and bikes.


  2. MD: Baltimore Shuts Down Trouble-Ridden Bike Share Program in Favor of Dockless Bird, Lime OptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 16--Baltimore has shut down its problem-plagued bike share program after less than two years and entered into a pilot program with two firms that offer dockless scooters and bikes, Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday. The city has entered into agreements to allow Bird, which launched a pilot fleet of more than 60 dockless, electric scooters in the city this summer, and Lime, which offers dockless bicycles and scooters, to each place 1,000 scooters or bikes on the streets.


  3. MD: Ben Jealous Says He'll Try to Revive the Baltimore Red Line, but...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Mass Transit

    MD: Ben Jealous Says He'll Try to Revive the Baltimore Red Line, but That Might be More Than Anyone Can Deliver July 19--Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous says that if he is elected governor in November, he'll work to revive Baltimore's Red Line. When Republican Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew the state's support for the $3 billion east-west light rail line after entering office in 2015, he didn't just kill the project.


  4. MD: 'The Traffic is Horrible': Baltimore Commute Ranks Among Nation's LongestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Mass Transit

    June 18--Erica Gray lives near Security Square and drives about 30 to 45 minutes each way for her job as an administrative services manager at a nutritional supplement company in the Inner Harbor. Instead of sitting in daily rush-hour traffic on the outer loop of the Beltway and joining the horde of county commuters on Interstates 695, 95 and 395, the 25-year-old goes the opposite way -- north, to Liberty Road, which she follows all the way east into the city.


  5. MD: One Year of BaltimoreLink Bus System: Ridership Bounces Back, Reliability Falls ShortRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | Mass Transit

    June 15--Sheila Ballard stepped down from the CityLink Navy bus at Mondawmin Metro Station and waited for a LocalLink 91 bus to take her the rest of the way to her job at Sinai Hospital. Until a year ago, the 49-year-old cook could get to work on one bus.


  6. MD: Baltimore Officials Blame 'Antiquated' Signal System for Traffic CongestionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Mass Transit

    April 30--An "antiquated" network of traffic signals is contributing to congestion downtown and in other busy Baltimore neighborhoods, and tens of millions of dollars in technology and structural upgrades are needed to ensure smoother, faster rides, city transportation officials say. Some of the most pressing repair and replacement work is already planned.


  7. NEC: Elon Musk Unveils Route Between Baltimore and Washington for Underground Loop Transit SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | Mass Transit

    March 23--The billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled a map showing the proposed route for his underground transit system between Baltimore and Washington. The high speed system, which would deliver people between downtown locations in both cities in about 15 minutes, is proposed to run in two underground loops.


  8. MD: Baltimore Metro Subway Reopened Friday after Monthlong Shutdown...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Mass Transit

    March 09--The entire Baltimore Metro Subway will reopen Friday morning, three days earlier than expected, after a nearly one-month shutdown for emergency track repairs that officials said couldn't wait until summer. Trains will resume operations at 5 a.m. Friday on the 15.5-mile rail system, which runs above ground from Owings Mills to Mondawmin and underground between Mondawmin and Johns Hopkins Hospital.


  9. MD: Baltimore Metro Shutdown Frustrates Riders, PoliticiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | Mass Transit

    Feb. 13--The first day of a sudden, monthlong shutdown of Baltimore's Metro for emergency track repairs brought confusion and frustration for many riders Monday -- and finger-pointing about how the system fell into such disrepair that service had to be halted with less than 24 hours' notice. The head of the transit operator's union said the Maryland Transit Administration in recent years has restricted Metro speeds rather than fix track problems, while Gov. Larry Hogan blamed previous administrations for a "drastically underfunded" system with a woeful maintenance record.


  10. Entire Baltimore Metro SubwayLink to Remain Closed Up to Four Weeks for Emergency RepairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | Mass Transit

    Following a thorough inspection completed this weekend of the entire Metro SubwayLink, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration Administrator Kevin Quinn has determined the entire system will need to remain closed for up to four weeks, through March 11, to ensure the safety of all customers. After working with bus contractors since Friday morning's rail closure, the Hogan Administration today is announcing $2.2 million in emergency funding to run shuttle bus bridges to transport riders along the Metro SubwayLink route.


  11. Mdot Mta to Partially Shut Down Light RailLink Service in Downtown Baltimore for Track MaintenanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2018 | Mass Transit

    From 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, to 4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, Light RailLink service in downtown Baltimore will be shut down between North Avenue and Camden Yards, including Penn Station, for rail replacement and track maintenance. The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration will provide free shuttle bus service for passengers, who are urged to plan ahead when traveling on Light RailLink this weekend.


  12. BaltimoreLinka s Transit Signal Priority Is Getting Buses Through Downtown Baltimore FasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Since the launch of BaltimoreLink in June, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration has installed transit signal priority technology on buses traveling along key corridors. TSP allows buses to communicate with sensors on traffic signals upon approach, triggering extended green lights, and shortening red lights - thereby improving travel times and reliability for customers.


  13. MD: MTA Plans Bus Line Between Tradepoint Atlantic and BayviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Oct. 26--The Maryland Transit Administration will start a bus route in February between Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Tradepoint Atlantic, satisfying a longstanding request of the industrial redevelopment site. LocalLink 63 line will run between the Tradepoint campus in Sparrows Point and the hospital in East Baltimore via Peninsula Expressway, Dunmanway and Dundalk Avenue, said the MTA's Tom Hewitt, who spoke at a Tradepoint community meeting Wednesday night.


  14. MD: $27.3M North Avenue Corridor Revitalization Moves ForwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Oct. 19--A $27.3 million project to revitalize the North Avenue corridor is moving forward, as state and local officials begin the design process and reach out to the public. The "North Avenue Rising" project, announced last July, is a joint venture by the city and state intended to improve access to jobs, medical care and schools through enhancements to public transportation.


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