Annual Work Program and Budget - FY 2015 UPWP
Every year, the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) develops a work program and budget for the coming fiscal year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015).
The BRTB welcomed public comments on the proposed regional transportation planning activities from Tuesday, February 18 through Thursday, March 20, 2014.
What is in this Draft Work Program and Budget?
The work program, called the UPWP - Unified Planning Work Program for Transportation Planning - details projects, studies and other activities to be completed by BRTB members, including: cities of Annapolis and Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties, the Maryland Departments of Planning, Environment, and Transportation, and the Maryland Transit Administration. This also includes funding for staff of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) which undertakes work on behalf of the BRTB.
The draft UPWP includes both local and region-wide activities. Highlights include:
- Work on Maximize 2040: A performance-based transportation plan for the Baltimore region, including: financial forecasts, performance measures, solicit projects from members and invite public comment on various steps in the process.
- Evaluate feasibility and impacts of building and operating Bus Rapid Transit along the US 50/MD 301 corridor from the Annapolis-Parole Intermodal Center to Washington, D.C.
- Study the potential expansion if the Charm City Circulator and bikeshare services outside of the Central Business District.
- Identify potential areas and routes that could be served by a transit provider along with innovative financing schemes for Baltimore County.
- Consider feasible and appropriate connection between MD 32 and MD 97 south of the City of Westminster.
- Perform traffic and safety analysis on MD 22 from MD 543 to MD 924, including an assessment of Complete Street concepts along the corridor in Harford County.
- Assess Howard County’s subdivision and design manual for recommendations to include Complete Street policies.
- Continue developing the regional activity based travel demand model.
- Provide demographic data online with expanded web maps and data profiles.
Complete FY 2015 UPWP, approved April 29, 2014