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MTA Stakeholder Work Group

Summary Report

MTA Performance Website

Ensuring that Maryland’s transit system is safe, efficient, and sustainable is a top priority for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). During the 2015 Session of the General Assembly, various committees discussed opportunities to improve the services offered by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). In addition to legislative proposals, budget language was included as part of the FY 2015 operating budget that directed the MTA to develop a Transit Performance Improvement Plan. To develop that plan and to ensure that the concerns and recommendations of MTA’s stakeholders are heard, understood, and implemented where appropriate, MDOT will be convening an MTA Stakeholder Work Group to hear from business and organizational interests as well as from transit users. Over the course of the summer and early fall, this group will make recommendations to improve MTA services, which will inform the Transit Performance Improvement Plan.

J00H01.01  Transit Administration (FY 2015 Operating Budget Language)

Transit Performance:  The Committees are concerned about the performance measures reported by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) with the fiscal 2016 budget that shows a decline in ridership in fiscal 2014, core bus on-time performance not meeting the established goal for the past three years, and farebox recovery rates below the level mandated in State law. By July 1, 2015, MTA should post in its website a transit performance improvement plan indicating how these issues are to be remedied. Further, MTA should post on its website quarterly updates beginning October 1, 2015, indicating the specific actions taken and progress made in implementing the improvement plan.

Meeting #1

Date:         June 24, 2015

Location:  Baltimore Metropolitan Council, Conference Room A
                  1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300 Baltimore, MD 21230



Meeting #2

Date:         August 3, 2015

Location:  Baltimore Metropolitan Council, Conference Room A, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300
                  Baltimore, MD 21230

Theme:     Focusing on the Needs of the Transit User(s)


Meeting #3

Date:         September 10, 2015

Time:        5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location:  State Center Complex Auditorium, 300 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201


Theme:   West Baltimore Regional Stakeholder Meeting, Focusing on Workforce and Customer Needs and Priorities

Meeting #4

Date:         September 28, 2015

Time:        5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location:  Humanim, Inc., 1701 North Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21213


Theme:     East Baltimore Regional Stakeholder Meeting, Focusing on Workforce and Customer Needs and Priorities

MTA Stakeholder Work Group Invitees

Elected Officials
Businesses / Organizations
Delegate Curt Anderson
1,000 Friends of Maryland
Delegate Pam Beidle
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local #1300
Speaker Busch's Office
Council Member Eric Costello
ArchPlan Inc.
Senator Ed DeGrange
Arundel Mills Mall
Senator Bill Ferguson
Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC)
Delegate Tawana Gaines
Baltimore Electric Rail Society
Senator Kathy Klausmeier
Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC)
Delegate Steve Lafferty
Baltimore Sun
Delegate Clarence Lam
BWI Business Partnership
Delegate Brooke Lierman
C. Steinweg & Sons
Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam
Canton Community Association
Delegate Corey McGray
Central Maryland Transportation Alliance (CMTA)
Senator Cathy Pugh
Central Maryland Regional Transit (CMRT)
CH2M Hill
Charles Street Development
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for MTA
Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA)
Crossroads Transportation
Downtown Partnership
Local Governments / Entities
Fells Point Community Association
Fort Meade
Anne Arundel County Executive's Office
Fort Meade Alliance
Anne Arundel County Office of Planning
Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC)
Baltimore City Department of Transportation
Hodges Development, LLC
Baltimore City Mayor's Office
Horseshoe Casino
Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore County Executive's Office
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC)
Maryland Live Casino
Carroll County Government
Maryland Pilots
Frederick County Transit
Mount Vernon Business Association
Harford County Executive's Office
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Howard County Government
Port of Baltimore
Riverside Neighborhood Transportation
Rosemont Neighborhood Improvement Association
Sandtown-Winchester Neighborhood
Transportation Association of Maryland (TAM)
Transit Choices
Under Armour
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Waterfront Partnership
West County Chamber
All interested citizens are welcome to attend and be part of this work group.


Contact Information

Philip Dacey
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
(410) 865-1090