Citizens' Advisory Council
About the CAC
In 2006, the General Assembly passed a bill creating the Red Line Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC). The bill established the membership of the CAC and its role in the Red Line planning process. The CAC is responsible for advising the MTA on impacts, opportunities and community concerns about the Red Line. The CAC values the comments and questions from those attending CAC meetings. In order to provide a substantive and orderly process for members of the public to have their questions answered, the CAC has adopted guidelines for public participation at CAC meetings. Click here to see the public input guidelines.
The CAC has developed criteria to evaluate the Red Line's cost effectiveness, likelihood to obtain federal funding, impact on the communities it serves and whether it provides a quality transportation option.
CAC Annual Reports
Upcoming CAC Meetings
The Red Line Citizen's Advisory Council (CAC) will meet on:
Thursday, March 13, 2014
University of Maryland BioPark Life Sciences Conference Center
Invent & Advance Conference Rooms
801 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
The CAC meets on the second Thursday every other month. More information on the Council, including meeting minutes and presentations, can be found below. The CAC values the comments and questions from those attending CAC meetings. In order to provide a substantive and orderly process for members of the public to have their questions answered, the CAC has adopted guidelines for public participation at CAC meetings. Click here to see the public input guidelines.
CAC Meeting Materials
January 9, 2014
November 14, 2013
- Meeting Minutes
- MTA New Starts Economic Empowerment Program Introduction Kick-off Presentation
- 2014 Work Program, Contracting Plan and Public-Private Partnerships
September 12, 2013
Past Meeting Materials:
The law that was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2006 establishing the CAC stated that the members of the CAC would be selected by the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the Mayor of the City of Baltimore, and the Governor or, at the Governor's discretion, the Maryland Transit Administrator. The law also established that the Maryland Transit Administrator shall designate two co-chairs of the Advisory Council by selecting one from a list of two names provided by the President of the Senate, and one from a list of two names provided by the Speaker of the House.
Ms. Angela Bethea-Spearman, Co-Chair
President, Uplands Community Association and Chairperson, Southwest Development Committee
Mr. Michael Dickson
West Hills Community Association
Dr. Rodney Orange, Co-Chair
Executive Committee, Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP
Mr. Edward Cohen
Transit Riders Action Council
Ms. Laurie Feinberg
Baltimore City Department of Planning
Ms. Annie Williams
President, Harlem Park Neighborhood Council, Inc.
Ms. Sandra E. Conner
Director, Workforce Transportation and Referral, Sojourner-Douglass College
Mr. Emery Hines
Senior Transportation Officer, Baltimore County Department of Public Works
Ms. Barbara Zektick
Baltimore City Department of Transportation
Mr. Christopher Costello
Baltimore Metropolitan Council Citizens' Advisory Council
Mr. George Moniodis
Greektown Community Development Corporation
Contact the CAC
Community members can contact the CAC members in care of the Maryland Transit Administration by visiting our contact page.