Featured Programs & Events
The Opportunity Collaborative
The Baltimore Metropolitan Council, on behalf of the Opportunity Collaborative is seeking Letters of Interest from organizations in the Baltimore region interested in engaging the public on behalf of the Collaborative. Approved organizations will be eligible to receive engagement sub-grants from the Collaborative. The Collaborative will undertake three rounds of engagement. The deadline for the first round is 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22.
The Opportunity Collaborative is a coalition of local governments, state agencies, and non-profit organizations in the Baltimore region. This unique partnership was formed in 2012 to develop a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. The plan will be published in early 2015 and will help all of our partners coordinate regional investments in housing, transportation, and workforce development to connect all of our citizens to a prosperous future.
Open for Comment through May 25: Air Quality Report
The Baltimore region does not reach the current air quality standards set by the federal government. We are currently designated as a “moderate” nonattainment area for the 2008 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). As a result, the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) must conduct an analysis called transportation conformity.
The BRTB is currently welcoming comments through Saturday, May 25 on a new Conformity report it has completed. The report, called the Addendum to Address the 2008 Ozone Standard Conformity Determination of Plan It 2035 and the 2012-2015 TIP, details a comprehensive air quality analysis of Plan It 2035 (long‐range plan) and the amended 2012‐2015 TIP for the Baltimore region.
Bike to Work Day 2013 Was a Success!
Bike to Work Day 2013, sponsored by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, was celebrated in the Baltimore region and across the nation on Friday May 17, 2013.
A very big THANK YOU to all the coordinators who pulled off 40+ rallies, pit stops, and rides around the region this year and to all of the riders who joined us on a beautiful spring day!
Top 10 Bottlenecks in the Baltimore Region
Traffic congestion costs time and money. In 2012, drivers in the Baltimore region wasted 41 hours stuck in traffic and approximately 40 percent of congestion is related to recurring bottlenecks. BMC staff compile this traffic data in Quarterly reports, identifying the top 10 bottleneck locations in the region.