WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HAPPENING TO PENN STATION?
Don’t be put off by scaffolding and Vaderesque drapery. A lot of great stuff is happening to Penn Station. Just last week, renovations to the station received a $6 million boost thanks to the efforts of Senator Van HollenSenator Ben Cardin, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Congressman John Sarbanes, and Congressman Kweisi Mfume (All D-Md.) The earmarked funding will go to the MDOTNews Building Baltimore Penn Station Connections Project, to create “safer and more useful connections between trains, buses, pedestrian and bike access” as the lawmakers put it in this press release. To put it simply, if you are a biker or a pedestrian, or a user of public transportation, this announcement means — the force is with you, as the massive redevelopment of the area continues.
We have long advocated for these accessibility improvements and we want to give a shoutout to everyone in the community who has helped make this happen, including: Eric Souza, Midtown Baltimore, Annie Milli , Live Baltimore , David Nyweide, Bolton Hill Community Association, Kristin Speaker, Charles Street Development Corporation, Lauren Kelly-Washington, Greenmount Westca, Johns Hopkins University, Wayne Frazier – Md, Washington Minority Companies Assc., The City of Baltimore Development Corporation – BDC, Senator Cory McCray, David Lapides, Charles North, Baltimore , Station North Arts District, Governor Larry Hogan, and somewhere up in heaven, Elijah Cummings.