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Message from Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola’s president, in response to the governor’s draft Consolidated Transportation Program:

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., released this statement in response to Governor Larry Hogan’s draft Consolidated Transportation Program:

“As a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Baltimore Committee and as the president of an anchor institution in Baltimore City, I ask Gov. Hogan to reconsider the recently proposed cuts to operating and capital funding for the Maryland Transit Administration. These cuts, which include cuts in routes and services, would have a negative impact on the residents of the Greater Baltimore region who are dependent on public transportation. Statewide transportation funding should be allocated in a more equitable manner, particularly at this moment in history where we are working actively to recognize and undo the systemic issues of racism that have created inequity throughout our city, our state, and our nation. Access to transportation provides access to education, employment, and services. I invite other leaders in our community to join me in advocating for equitable transportation funding and greater access and justice, particularly for the Black and Brown residents of the underserved communities in the Baltimore region.” 
Read the statement from the Greater Baltimore Committee.