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Baltimore city  has teamed with business leaders on an initiativefrom the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore to promote alternative forms of transportation for employees in Harbor East and other waterfront areas. The goal is to ease traffic congestion, employee commute time and pollution.

"From the Charm City Circulator and the Light Rail to vanpooling and bike riding, Baltimore employees have tons of options for their commute to work," says Laurie Schwartz of the Waterfront Partnership. "The goal of this initiative is to help educate area employees about what's out there and why this is beneficial for everyone!"

The new Transportation Mangement Association in the Harbor East area is made up of area employers who have joined to educate their employees that there are other ways to get from home to work without driving their cars.

"Harbor East is probably one of the most congested areas in the city. And we're trying to get people to walk, bike, carpool, or use transit, including the new water taxi,  to get to work," says Jamie Kendrick, deputy director of the city's Department of Transportation.

Source: Jamie Kendrick, Baltimore City Department of Transportation
Writer: Walaika Haskins
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