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Union calls for change to MTA's Baltimore bus plan

Posted on November 15, 2016


BALTIMORE — The Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) union is asking bus riders to join them in calling for the state to rethink its overhaul of the bus system, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a $135 million project to reduce a bottleneck of bus routes that converge downtown by consolidating them into shorter, higher-frequency lines. "The People's Alternative to BaltimoreLink," the Amalgamated Transit Workers Union, Local 1300’s proposal, would cost $287 million and includes a BRT system along 14 miles of streets, additional stops along busy routes, and a process to enable riders to pay their fares before boarding.

Union members said they will distribute leaflets at bus stations across the city, knock on doors, and attend community meetings to gain support for their petition. For the full story, click here.

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