I guess I'd want to hear what the trip was that was being discouraged before I'd call it a "culture of neglect". There are plenty of trips where taking MTA could waste hours on what should take minutes. For instance, I completely understand why an MTA employee would drive to Annapolis rather than waiting for a bus which only departs hourly or less. MTA has many problems which are its fault. But it is also exists in a context where DOT buildings where built with little thought to their proximity to transit in a state with generally sprawling land use. That's not MTA's fault. Now, there are clearly some trips where transit is competitive and employees should be encouraged to use transit for those. I just hope service keeps on improving. Baltimore really does have a messy system and there are many reasons for that.
And Antero, that's not entirely true. I live in Charles Village where the 3 bus, a bike, and my feet a plenty adequate for me. Although, it does mean that I don't get out to the suburbs or outer Baltimore that often.