The 188 members of the Maryland General Assembly control the purse strings for Baltimore public transit, but state Del. Robbyn Lewis believes she’s the only member who is car free and one of very few who rely on transit as a primary means of transportation. As a lawmaker representing southeast Baltimore City, she was concerned that major decisions about city transit happen a 45-minute drive — or two-hour-plus transit ride — away in Annapolis, and that so few of her colleagues had even ridden a Baltimore bus. So she organized a ride.
Lawmakers in Annapolis call the shots on Baltimore transit. So one delegate asked them to ride it.
October 23, 2023