Maryland Coalition for Responsible Trans

Our name is Maryland Coalition for Responsible Transit (MCRT). We evaluate transit projects for social equity, environmental justice, economic viability, and community accessibility.  We believe that the Baltimore Washington (BW) SCMaglev must be stopped in order to implement future transit projects that meet our criteria of a much lower price and much less risk and impact to communities.  Thus, we support the no-build option and are working to stop this project through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, specifically by building public capacity to respond to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

We can be reached at mcrtaction@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Are you a Maryland resident alarmed by SCMaglev's hyped promises, unproven technology, and destruction of our communities and environment?

We are eager to share what we have learned and expand our alliances with neighborhood associations, nature advocacy groups, and other organizations. If you are in a position to write on behalf of your organization, please visit our Affiliate Intake Form.

News

June 30, 2022 - MARYLAND 2022 ELECTIONS - Candidate Position on SCMaglev

The Maryland Coalition for Responsible Transit (MCRT) asked the candidates running for governor, attorney general, and comptroller their position on building and operating the SCMaglev. We thank the candidates who responded to MCRT’s five (5) questions. We present their responses for your information and consideration.  To read the candidates' answers to our five questions, click here.
 

 

June 8, 2022 - MCRT's new SCMaglev Info handouts have arrived.

 

For the English version - click here.

 

For the Spanish version - click here.

March 4, 2022 - Maryland Court of Appeals Sides with BWRR.  Sad news, as the case is sent back to the Baltimore Circuit Court.  To read the Baltimore Business Journal article by Holden Wilen, click here.

February 10, 2022 - MCRT's 2022 Annual Meeting.  To see the presentation slides, click here.  To see the composite video of Senator Pam Beidle, Senator Augustine, Mayor Takisha James, and Delegates Jolene Ivey, Nicole Williams, and Tom Dernoga speaking in support of MCRT and in opposition to building the SCMagelv, click here.

 

February 7, 2022 - MCRT presents "SCMaglev is Not the Answer" to the GFWC Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights.
To see the presentation slides, click here.

January 26, 2022 - MCRT meets with the Nashinoki Peace Academy and Friends of the Earth Japan to discuss and share information on growing opposition to building the SCMaglev.  To see the video MCRT prepared for this meeting, click here.  To see the presentation slides, click here.

January 21, 2022 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act DOES include funding for Maglev.  Heads up from Maryland Delegate Geraldine Valentino Smith (MD District 23A).  To read this article, click here.

 

Presentations

MCRT has prepared and made a series of presentations on the negative impacts of building and operating the SCMaglev would bring to Maryland, and raise challenges to the promises and marketing message promotors of the SCMaglev have stated.  Here are a small sampling of these presentations. (click on the title to open)