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Baltimore to participate in Transit Equity Learning Lab

Posted at 4:44 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 16:44:53-05

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City has been selected to participate in the Transit Equity Learning Lab.

Wednesday, Mayor Brandon Scott, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration Administrator Kevin Quinn, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation Director Steve Sharkey announced that Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation and MDOT MTA will participate in the first cohort of the Transit Equity Learning Lab.

The lab was developed by the co:census team. The program addresses racial and social issues as they relate to transit in cities across the nation.

“The City of Baltimore is proud to have been selected for this important program to address racial and social inequities in our transit systems,” said Scott. “Access to transportation is a quality of life issue for all residents of Baltimore, and we must do better to address longstanding inequities throughout the city so that all residents have better access to reliable and convenient mobility opportunities.”

The lab will give participants consulting information to help them create more equity-centered transit practices that reduce disparities and improve equitable outcomes for residents with limited transit opportunities.

Along with Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation and MDOT MTA, Seattle’s Department of Transportation is also in the first group of learning lab participants.