2018—2021 Transportation Improvement Program
BRTB approves funding for $3 Billion in Transportation Projects
The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Baltimore region, approved the 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the associated Air Quality Conformity Determination on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
A comment period* was held Monday, May 22, through Friday, June 23.
Details about these plans are below. Physical copies of the documents also are available at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s Regional Information Center.
2018 – 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The 2018—2021 TIP is the list of regional transportation projects requesting federal funding in the near term. It includes more than $3 billion in proposed federal, state and local money for highway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects during the next four years. The funding goes toward maintaining, operating and expanding the transportation system. The TIP is fiscally constrained.
Please view the 2018-2021 TIP through BRTB’s interactive project map. The 2018-2021 TIP also is available in PDF format for download:
Projects in the TIP are also available to review in pdf by project sponsor, either a local jurisdiction or state agency.
Analysis of Air Quality Conformity
The Baltimore region has been designated as not meeting the National Ambient Air Quality Standards and so must review its current transportation plan and program to ensure conformity with the State Air Quality Implementation Plan (SIP). The Air Quality Conformity Determination report details a comprehensive analysis of effects of the 2018-2021 TIP for the Baltimore region and the long-range projects in Maximize2040: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan (as amended). The report addresses ground-level ozone, a criteria pollutant.
The conformity results show that implementation of these projects will not worsen the region’s air quality or delay the timely attainment of national air quality standards. The Conformity Determination is available in PDF format for download:
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