Baltimore County Now
Regional Transportion Issue
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz issued the following statement in reaction to Maryland Secretary of Transportation Rahn’s meeting with Baltimore lawmakers regarding regional transportation issues this morning:
“It is clear that the administration is not interested in taking a comprehensive look at 21st century transit options for the Baltimore region. Instead, they have redistributed virtually all mass transit funding to the rural counties and forfeited significant federal funds. Without a real fiscal commitment, thousands of commuters will remain stuck in traffic and hard- working citizens will be left without access to meaningful employment. The administration should have had a plan in place before torpedoing the Red Line.”
Kamenetz on the Red Line
Given Governor Hogan’s announcement that he will cancel the Red Line as currently planned, it is imperative that he tell us what he proposes as an alternative. The Baltimore region still needs reliable and accessible transportation options other than automobiles to allow people to get to and from work. Baltimore County is home to Social Security and CMS headquarters, with more than 16,000 employees, many of whom would have used the Red Line to come to work. Without presenting viable alternatives, the State not only forfeits available federal funding, it leaves Baltimore County, Baltimore City and the region stuck in traffic.
Crews Installing Major Water Line
Beginning this evening, Towsontown Boulevard between York Road and Virginia Avenue will be closed for one week while utility crews install a major water line through Towson. The closures will be between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
East-bound traffic will be detoured onto York Road, Chesapeake Avenue, and Virginia Avenue. West-bound traffic will be detoured to Virginia Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue and York.