2022 Maryland Commuter Survey Findings Released

The Transportation Policy Research Group has released the Final Report and a user-friendly Fact Sheet summarizing findings from the 2022 Maryland Commuter Survey. This survey will be an annual component of the TPRG’s portfolio with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), providing policymakers with a window into changing commute trends.

Key findings include that the majority of Maryland workers have hybrid or remote work schedules. Workers are eager for more multimodal options, but nearly 90% of commuters regularly drive.

Download the report and fact sheet here.

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Ariel Bierbaum on the ‘Highway to Nowhere’ for The Baltimore Banner

Image: Jessica Gallagher/The Baltimore Banner

Assistant Professor Dr. Ariel Bierbaum recently spoke to The Baltimore Banner after it was announced the city would receive a $2 million federal grant for a planning study on the Highway to Nowhere, a section of U.S. 40 that was never completed.

“A lot of our transportation infrastructure historically has been built to privilege and provide access for and to wealthier, whiter, and more suburban communities at the expense of urban, lower-income, Black communities,” Bierbaum said. “From urban renewal to federal highway construction to the cancellation of the Red Line, residents in West Baltimore have experienced deep harm at the hands of the public sector and their infrastructure projects. The harm as well as the cultivated mistrust are passed down from generation to generation.”

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Creative Placemaking Sparks Conversation, Says NCSG’s Ronit Eisenbach

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Professor Ronit Eisenbach, founding Director of the National Center for Smart Growth’s Maryland Creative Placemaking Collaborative, was quoted recently in The Diamondback about the new minor in creative placemaking.

“‘It kind of is a jamming between arts and culture and what we call placemaking, or reference keeping,’ said Ronit Eisenbach, an architecture professor and the director of this university’s new creative placemaking minor.”

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