The Baltimore Metropolitan Council seeks to retain a consultant (individual or firm) to assist in the planning, coordination and operation of Chesapeake Connect. Chesapeake Connect is an annual program that brings together government, business and non-profit leaders from the Greater Baltimore Region to explore and learn from a peer metropolitan area. Proposals are due no later than 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

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Featured News: COG Quarterly - Responding as a Region. (November 15, 2017)

Press Release: “Ready? Set? Good!” Emergency Preparedness Campaign Stresses At-Home Planning (March 16, 2017)

Featured News: Join us for the next What's On Tap Regional Forum at Diamondback Brewery on March 21 (February 28, 2017)

Press Release: BRTB Seeks Public Comments for Draft FY 2018-2019 Budget and Work Plan   (February 17, 2017)

Featured News: FY 2018-2019 Unified Planning Work Program  (February 17, 2017)

Featured News: COG Quarterly - Baltimore: Regionalism as Opportunity  (February 15, 2017)

Featured News: Web Mapping App Highlights Neighborhood Data (February 14, 2017)

Featured News: Sponsor Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19 (February 1, 2017)

Press Release: Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman to Serve as 2017 Board of Directors Chair (January 24, 2017)

Request for Proposals:  BMC Financial Auditing Services  (January 19, 2017)

Request for Proposals:  Regional Traffic Monitoring Program Multi-Year On-Call Traffic Counts  (January 17, 2017)

Featured News: 2017 Metropolitan Report - Planning for a Competitive Future (January 10, 2017) 

Featured News: Register for the January 24th BMC/BRTB Joint Meeting  (January 06, 2017) 

Press Release:  BRTB Seeks Comments on Funding for BaltimoreLink, Transit Vehicle Updates in 2017-2020 TIP (January 04, 2017) 

Featured News:  BRTB seeks public comments on funding for BaltimoreLink, transit vehicle updates  (January 04, 2017) 


Featured News:   Concept Plan for a Patapsco Regional Greenway  (December 15, 2016)

Featured News:  Maglev Study for Baltimore Region  (November 30, 2016)

Featured News:  B&P Tunnel Project Progressing (November 30, 2016)

Featured News:   Thanksgiving Travel Tips  (November 18, 2016)

Featured News:  Open for Comment: Masonville Cove study, Funding updates to MD 32 and MD 175 (November 09, 2016) 

Press Release: BRTB Seeks Comments on Masonville Cove Study, Funding Updates for MD 32 and MD 175 in 2017-2020 TIP  (November 9, 2016) 

Featured News: BMC Publishes its Fall 2016 COG Quarterly (October 31, 2016)

Featured News: Learn more about Dedicated Bus Lanes (October 28, 2016)

New Publication:  Value-Added Agriculture: A Regional Focus (October 20, 2016)

New Publication:  Next Generation 911: What's Next for Maryland Counties? (October 20, 2016)

Press Release:  Meet the Primes networking event to connect small and minority businesses to prime bidders   (October 11, 2016) 

Featured News: Apply to serve on the BRTB Public Advisory Committee  (October 07, 2016) 

Featured News:  Attend a workshop on the Central Maryland Transit Development Plan  (October 7, 2016) 

Press Release:  BRTB Seeks Comments on Edison Highway Bridge Replacement Project in 2017-2020 TIP  (October 05, 2016) 

Press Release:  BRTB Seeks Comments on North Avenue Corridor Revitalization Project in 2017-2020 TIP  (September 09, 2016)

Featured News: Open for Comment: North Avenue Rising Corridor Revitalization Project  (2017-2020 TIP Amendment)  (September 6, 2016) 

Featured News:  Join us for the next What's On Tap Regional Forum at Open Works on September 19  (August 29, 2016) 

Featured News:  Want to know what Labor Day weekend traffic might be like? BMC provides data to help you plan your holiday travel  (August 29, 2016) 

Featured News:  Register for Next Generation 911 Roundtable Sept 23   (August 18, 2016) 

Featured News: BMC Annual Report 2016 (August 5, 2016)  

Featured News:  Major changes to transit are underway. Workshops continue through September 12  (August 2, 2016)  

Featured News:  BRTB approves $2.71 Billion Transportation Improvement Program for 2017-2020, an amendment to Maximize2040: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan and the Air Quality Conformity Determination  (July 26, 2016)

Featured News:  Northern Transportation & Air Quality Summit 2016 (July 25, 2016)  

Featured News: COG Quarterly - The Economic Development Issue (pdf) (July 21, 2016) 

Press Release:  BRTB Seeks Public Comments on I-95  Project  (July 05, 2016) 

Featured News: 2016-2019 TIP Amendment: Funding for Inner Harbor Water Taxi Terminal, 3 MARC projects  (June 6, 2016)

Press Release: BRTB Seeks Public Comments on $2.71 Billion in Transportation Projects  (May 23, 2016) 

New on the site:  Maximize2040 Amendments Summary  (May 20, 2016)

Press Release: Bike to Work Day Encourages Public to Consider Commuting by Bike (May 19, 2016)

Press Release:  BMC Thanks Annie E. Casey Foundation for Opportunity Collaborative Partnership (April 12, 2016)

Press Release: BRTB Seeks Comments on Carrs Mill Road Bridge Replacement Project in Amended 2016-2019 TIP  (April 6, 2016)

Press Release: BRTB Seeks Public Comments as Part of Federal MPO Certification Review (March 29, 2016)

Featured News:  BMC launches COG Quarterly Spring 2016 Issue, featuring Harford County’s new permit center (March 23, 2016)

Featured News:  FHWA & FTA Invite Comment on Regional Transportation Planning Process (2016 Federal MPO Certification) (March 21, 2016)

Press Release: Department of Homeland Security Accepting Applications for Emergency Preparedness Grants for Nonprofits (March 22, 2016)

Featured News:  Baltimore Regional Project-Based Voucher Program to Launch in 2016  (March 10, 2016)

Featured News:  Call for 2016 Bike to Work Day Sponsors (March 8, 2016)

Press Release: City of Baltimore Responds to the US DOT Smart City Challenge (March 7, 2016)

Press Release:  BRTB Considers Updating Timeline for MD 32 Widening Project from 2030 to 2020  (March 4, 2016)

Featured News:  BRTB Considers Change to MD 32 Widening Project   (March 7, 2016)

Press Release: BRTB Seeks Public Comments for Updates to FY 2017 Budget and Work Plan (February 12, 2016) 

Featured News: Updated Budget and Work Plan Open for Comment Through March 16 (February 12, 2016)

Featured News:  2016 Metropolitan Report Gives Snapshot of BMC’s Work (February 4, 2016)

Press Release: BRTB Seeks Comments for Amendments to BaltimoreLINK, MTA Bus Facilities, SHA Bridge Repair Projects (January 29, 2016) 

Press Release: BMC Welcomes Harford County Executive Barry Glassman as 2016 Board of Directors Chair (January 29, 2016) 

Featured News:  Funding for BaltimoreLINK and MTA Bus Facilities (2016-2019 TIP Amendments) (January 29, 2016)



Press Release: Baltimore City Seeks Amendments for Six Projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (December 30, 2015)  
     Note:  The BRTB meeting on  Tuesday, January 26, 2016 is cancelled. Public comments may be made at the February 23 meeting.  

Featured News: Baltimore City Freight Corridor, Bikeshare, and Bridge Replacement Projects (2016-2019 TIP Amendments) Open for Comment Through February 5 (December 29, 2015)

Press Release + Featured News: BMC Receives Regional Partnership Award for Cooperative Purchasing (December 11, 2015) 

Featured News:  BMC launches COG Quarterly Winter 2015 Issue, featuring the Columbia redevelopment (December 9, 2015) 

Press Release:  Baltimore Regional Transportation Board Approves Maximize2040 (November 24, 2015)

Featured News:  Thanksgiving Travel Tips (November 24, 2015) 

Featured News:  BRTB Responds to Comments on Maximize2040 Draft Plan (November 17, 2015)

Press Release: Baltimore Regional Transportation Board Proposes Adding Queen Anne's County as Non-Voting Member (November 6, 2015)

Featured News: Open for Public Review: Queen Anne’s County to join BRTB as non-voting member (November 6, 2015)

Featured News: BMC Releases Baltimore Regional Transit Needs Assessment (October 27. 2015)

Featured News: Talk to Your Teen About the “5 to Drive”  (October 21. 2015)

Featured News: Volunteers Sought for the Public Advisory Committee  (October 20, 2015)

Featured News:  Are you prepared for an Emergency?  (National Preparedness Month)  (Updated: October 10, 2015)

Press release:  $10 Million for Baltimore City Road Surfacing Project Open for Public Comment (October 09, 2015)

Featured News: Baltimore City Road Resurfacing Project (2016-2019 TIP Amendment) (October 07, 2015)

Press release: "Meet the Primes" Event Encourages Networking for Small and Minority Businesses (October 08, 2015) 

Featured News: We want to hear from you! Take our survey to help us assess the Baltimore region's transit needs (October 2, 2015)

Featured News: COG Quarterly interactive digital magazine - Fall 2015 (October 1, 2015)

Featured News: What's the Maximize2040 Plan All About? Check out our Story Map to find out (September 29, 2015)

Featured Event: Meet the Primes - October 14, 2015   (September 23, 2015)

Featured News: Check out our draft plan to improve transportation: Maximize2040  (September 01, 2015)

Press Release: Help Us Shape the Next 20+ Years of Transportation: BRTB seeks public comments on Maximize2040, the next long-range transportation plan for the Baltimore region  (September 1, 2015)

Featured News: BMC Launches COG Quarterly, a new interactive digital magazine (August 25, 2015)

Featured News: August is National Water Quality Month (August 25, 2015)

Featured News:  Howard County Executive Kittleman elected chair of Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (August 20, 2015)

Press Release: Governor Appoints Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore CEO Tom Sadowski to Board of Directors (July 31, 2015) 

Featured: Sign up for Free Air Quality Alerts (July 30, 2015) 

Featured Newsletter: B’more Involved (July 09, 2015)

Featured News: Construction on I-95 through Baltimore City will alter how you access BMC offices from mid-June through July (June 16, 2015)

Featured News: Opportunity Collaborative releases Baltimore Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (June 16, 2015)

Press Release: $3.3 Billion in Transportation Projects, Air Quality Report, and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan Open for Public Comment Through July 13 (June 12, 2015)

Featured News:  Open for Review: Limited English Proficiency Plan (June 6, 2015)

Press Release: Baltimore region to celebrate Bike to Work Day with more than 1,500 riders attending 30+ events (May 12, 2015)

Featured News:  BikePed Beacon  (April 27, 2015)

Press Release: Funding for 3 MARC train improvement projects open for public comment through May 11  (April 10, 2015)

Press Release:  Department of Homeland Security Accepting Applications For Emergency Preparedness Grants for Nonprofits (April 08, 2015)

Press Release: "Ready? Set? Good!" campaign encourages emergency preparedness at home (March 31, 2015)

Featured News: MaxNotes Issue 3: Performance Measures (March 27, 2015)

Featured Newsletter: B’more Involved (March 17, 2015)

Infographic: Maximize2040 Scenario Workshops Provide Glimpse of Region's Future (March 10, 2015) 

Press Release:  Stafford Road Bridge Rehabilitation, Hybrid Bus Improvements Proposed as Updates to 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program  (March 06, 2015) 

Featured News: Stafford Road Bridge and MTA Hybrid Bus Efficiency Improvements (2014-2017 TIP Amendments) (March 06, 2015) 

Press Release: BMC Executive Directory Larry Klimovitz Retires; Attorney Michael Kelly to Serve as Successor (February 18, 2015)

Press Release:  Baltimore Regional Transportation Board Seeks Public Comment On Two-Year Draft Budget And Work Program (February 17, 2015)

Featured News: BRTB Budget and Work Program (UPWP) for FY 2016 and 2017  (February 17, 2015)

Featured News: Baltimore Region Meets the Fine Particulate Matter Standard (January 30, 2015)

Featured News: Bike to Work Day Sponsorship Opportunities Available (January 12, 2015) 

Featured News: Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Group Seeks Pedestrian and Cyclist for Public Member positions  (January 08, 2015) 

Press Release:  Public Comment Period Open for 3 Amendments to 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (January 8, 2015) 

Featured News: Revitalizing and Reconnecting in Baltimore, Carroll and Harford Counties (2014-2017 TIP Amendments) (January 08, 2015) 


Press Release: Amendments to 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program Open for Public Comment (December 16, 2014)

Featured News: Advancing Priority Improvements on MD 175 and MTA Metro (2014-2017 TIP Amendments) (December 15, 2014) 

Press Release: Comment Period Open for Two Amendments to 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (November 6, 2014)

Featured News:  Improving Transit Safety & Advancing High-Priority Transportation Improvements on MD 140 (2014-2017 TIP Amendments) (November 6, 2014) 

Press Release:  Public Advisory Commitee Seeks Volunteers Passionate about Transportation to Serve 3-Year Terms (November 4, 2014)

Featured News:  Improving Multimodal Access, Transit, and Safety Upgrades (2014-2017 TIP Amendments) (October 9, 2014)

Press Release: Public Comment Period Open For Amendments To 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (October 9, 2014)

Press Release: Meet The Primes Event To Promote Networking, Partnerships With Small, Minority Businesses (October 8, 2014)

Press Release: Traffic Safety Education in Harford County Gets Boost Through Street Smart Campaign (September 30, 2014)

Press Release: Maximize Your Influence: Baltimore Regional Transportation Board Seeks Public Ideas for Long-Range Plan (September 9, 2014)

Featured News:  BRTB Welcomes Public Project Ideas for Maximize2040 through December 9, 2014 (September 9, 2014) 

Press Release: Launch of Buidling Permit Data System Web Service to Provide View of Regional Development (September 3, 2014)

Press Release: BMC Mourns Loss of Dunbar Brooks, Long-Time Planner (August 19, 2014)

Press Release: Red Line Construction Funding Amendment to 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program  Open for Public Review  (August 13, 2014)

Featured News:  Construction Funding for the Baltimore Red Line (2014-2017 TIP Amendment) (August 13, 2014)

Press Release:  Proposed Changes to the Bylaws of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board Open for Public Comment  (August 08, 2014)

Featured News:  Amendments to BRTB Bylaws Open for Public Comments through September 8 (August 08, 2014)

Featured News:  Community Summit - Giving Our Region a Chance  (August 8, 2014)

Request for Proposals:  “Ready? Set? Good!” Regional Residential Preparedness Campaign (July 31, 2014)

Job Opening: Multimodal/Alternative Transportation Planner (July 30, 2014)

Job Opening: Transportation Planner (July 30, 2014)

Request for Proposals: BMC Regional Travel Demand Model Update: Freight & Commercial Vehicle Model Development  (July 23, 2014)

Press Release: Draft of Public Participation Plan Open for Feedback  (July 7, 2014)

Featured:  Draft Public Participation Plan  (July 2, 2014)

Featured News: MaxNotes - Population, Household, and Employment Forecasts  (June 25, 2014)

Featured News: Motorcycle Safety Program  (June 19, 2014)

Featured News: "Walk Smart" pedestrian safety  (June 19, 2014)

Featured News: Maximizing our Future: What Big Ideas Should We Be Preparing For?  (June 19, 2014)

Press Release: Amendments to 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program open for public comment  (June 19, 2014) 

Increased Funding for Transportation Improvements (2014-2017 TIP Amendment)  (June 18, 2014)

Press Release: Public Input Sought for Long-Range Transportation Plan Survey  (June 16, 2014)

Press Release: Bike to Work Day events in the Baltimore region rescheduled for May 30  (May 20, 2014)

Press Release: Cancellation recommended for Baltimore Regional Bike to Work Day events because of threatening weather  (May 16, 2014)

Press Release: Hundreds to attend Bike to Work Day events to promote safe, clean commuting around the Baltimore Region  (May 14, 2014) 

Baltimore Regional Incident Management Personnel to Receive Training from Alabama Preparedness Center   (April 29, 2014)

Street Smart Partners with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore County, for Spring Traffic Safety Campaign  (April 25, 2014)

Cooperative Purchasing Group helps local governments in the Baltimore Region avoid extra $15 million in energy costs caused by polar vortex (March 26, 2014)

Department of Homeland Security Offers Grants to NonProfits (March 25, 2014)

Baltimore Regional Transportation Board Launches Long-Range Plan by seeking public comment on draft Goals and Strategies  (March 14, 2014)

Opportunity Collaborative Awards $380,000 to 8 Regional Development Proposals     (February 27, 2014)

Baltimore Regional Fair Housing Gets a Boost for Education and Outreach through a $125,000 HUD Grant  (February 24, 2014)

Baltimore Regional Transportation Board Seeks Public Comments for the Fiscal Year 2015 Unified Planning Work Program  (February 24, 2014)

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The Baltimore Metropolitan Council is located in McHenry Row, a mixed use development in the Locust Point neighborhood of Baltimore City, just off Key Highway. If your GPS search does not find 1500 Whetstone Way (Suite 300), use 1500 Woodall Street as an alternative.

BMC is located in a five-story office building along Woodall Street behind the firehouse. The entrance to the building is on the far side of the building, across from the water tower.

 Transit Directions    |    Driving Directions    |   Parking info  |   View Larger Map


Transit Directions

Free shuttle service is provided by the Charm City Circulator Banner Route, which operates between Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore and Fort McHenry. The bus travels from Pratt and Light via Key Highway, Lawerence Street and Fort Avenue.   The Banner Route  operates on 45-minute headways between the hours of 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Charm City Circulator Banner Route 

In addition, BMC is served by the Maryland Transit Administration's BaltimoreLink Bus Routes 94 to Fort McHenry and 71 to Patapsco.  The closest bus stop for the 94 is at the corner of Woodall Street and East Fort Avenue.  Fare is $1.80 per trip exact fare or $4.20 for a day pass, available on the bus.   Senior/Disability Fares are also available.    MTA Bus Routes   |   MTA Regional transit map (pdf)

Visit MTA's website to get information about connecting access to MTA Metro subway, Light Rail, and MARC Commuter Rail. 

Driving Directions

From downtown: Take Light Street south past the Inner Harbor to the intersection with Key Highway. Turn left on Key Highway and follow it about a mile as it curves around the harbor and then veers right shortly after the intersection with Lawrence Street. Turn left into McHenry Row at the next light.

From north of downtown using I-83 and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.: Exit I-83 at Maryland Avenue, taking Maryland south a few blocks to Chase Street. Turn right at Chase and stay on it as it merges into the MLK. Follow the MLK around until it merges into I-395. Follow I-395 to I-95 north, then take Exit 55 (Key Highway) which is the last exit before the tunnel. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Key Highway and right into McHenry Row at the next light. 

From north of downtown using I-83 and Pleasant Street: Exit I-83 (on the left) at Pleasant Street. At the end of the ramp, turn right on to Pleasant Street and take it two blocks until it ends at St. Paul Place. Turn left on St. Paul Place (which becomes Light Street south of Baltimore Street) and continue south to the intersection with Key Highway. Turn left on Key Highway and follow it about a mile as it curves around the harbor to the light at Lawrence Street (where you will see a sign for Fort McHenry). Turn left on Key Highway and follow it about a mile as it curves around the harbor and then veers right shortly after the intersection with Lawrence Street. Turn left into McHenry Row at the next light. 

From the south using I-95: Take Exit 55 (Key Highway) which is the last exit before the tunnel. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Key Highway and right into McHenry Row at the next light. 

From the south using Hanover Street: Shortly after crossing the bridge over the Middle Branch, turn right onto McComas Street and bear left onto Key Highway and right at the light at McHenry Row. 

From the north using I-95: Take I-95 into Baltimore City and towards the Fort McHenry Tunnel, where you want to stay to the right at the toll plaza ($4.00 for cars), and use the rightmost lane in the tunnel. Take Exit 55 (the first exit after the tunnel) onto Key Highway then right again at the light at McHenry Row.



BMC Visitors may park on the ground floor in the West Parking Garage, immediately adjacent to the office building across the water tower plaza.  Spaces in this garage are limited to two hour parking. If a meeting is scheduled to last longer than two hours, BMC will forward that information to the parking firm. To get to the garage, turn right at the T on Whetstone Way. At the 4-way stop, turn right to enter the parking garage.

To park along Whetstone Way, turn left at the T. Parking along Whetstone Way in McHenry Row is also permitted, but may incur a meter fee. 

The entrance to our building is from the plaza where the McHenry Row water tower is located. We are on the 3rd floor of the Ramparts building. Keycard access is required to enter the floor from the stairwell, so visitors need to take the elevator.

Parking for persons with disabilities is in the garage; there's also a bike rack in the garage.

Download printed parking instructions with map (pdf)

Fax, General: 410-732-8248 
Fax, Regional Information Center: 410-732-9488

Staff email addresses consist of the first initial of the first name plus the entire last name (no punctuation)

Executive Division

(Alphabetically by last name)





Aryn Dagirmanjian    

Regional Information Center Manager

410-732-0500 x1059

Debbie Groat

Director, Cooperative Purchasing

410-732-0500 x1007

Michael B. Kelly

Executive Director

410-732-9561 or
410 732-0500 x1004

Tamiko Knight

Office Manager 

410-732-9562 or
410-732-0500 x1003

Sara Ann O'Leary

 Communications Associate and Webmaster


Dan Pontious

Housing Policy Coordinator

410-732-0500 x1055

Brian Shepter

Director of External Relations

410-732-0500 x1020

Spencer Simpson

IT Administrator

410-732-9569 or
410-732-0500 x1022

Laura Van Wert

Communications Officer

410-732-9564 or
410-732-0500 x1010

Stephanie Walsh

Administrative Assistant

410-732-9568 or
410-732-0500 x1000


Transportation Division

(Alphabetically by last name)


Title or Unit


Bala Akundi

Freight & Safety

410-732-0500 x1019

Regina Aris

Assistant Director & Manager of Policy Development

410-732-9572 or
410-732-0500 x1046

Charles Baber

Technical Analysis

410-732-0500 x1056

Robert Berger

Technical Analysis

410-732-0500 x1037

Victor Bonaparte

Socio-Economic Planning

410-732-0500 x1036

Lillian Bunton

Rideshare Coordinator

410-732-6000 or
410-732-0500 x1009

Blake Fisher 

Data Development 

410-732-0500 x1049

Terry Freeland

Long Range Planning & Congestion Management

410-732-0500 x1028

Monica Haines Benkhedda

Public Involvement Coordinator

410-732-0500 x1047

Don Halligan

Senior Transportation Planner

410-732-0500 x1002

Victor Henry

Technical Analysis

410-732-0500 x1034

Mara Kaminowitz

GIS/Database Coordinator

410-732-0500 x1030

Zach Kaufman

Transportation Planner

410-732-0500 x1048

Sanghyeon Ko

Technical Analysis

410-732-0500 x1025

Shawn Kimberly

Development Monitoring

410-732-0500 x1026

Todd Lang

Director of Transportation Planning

410-732-9566 or
410-732-0500 x1044

Yijing Lu

Transportation Planner - Travel Demand Modeler

410-732-0500 x1052

Crystal McDermott

GIS Analyst

410-732-0500 x1024

Jonathan Mysko


410-732-0500 x1027

Brian Ryder

Technical Analysis

410-732-0500 x1054

Eileen Singleton

Management & Operations

410-732-0500 x1033

Rebecca Smith

Executive Assistant

410-732-0500 x1043

Ed Stylc

Survey Manager

410-732-0500 x1031

Sara Tomlinson

Air Quality

410-732-0500 x1035

Russ Ulrich

Air Quality Outreach

410-732-0500 x1008