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2019—2022 Transportation Improvement Program

$3.2 Billion in Transportation Projects Open for Public Comment through Monday, June 25

BRTB considers approval of the draft 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program and the associated Air Quality Conformity Determination

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Baltimore region, seeks public comments through Monday, June 25 on two transportation-related documents – the draft 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the associated Air Quality Conformity Determination. The BRTB is scheduled to vote on these documents on Tuesday, July 24.

Details about the plans, and how to provide BRTB with a comment are available below. Print copies of the documents also are available for review at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s Regional Information Center.

2019 – 2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The 2019-2022 TIP is the list of regional transportation projects requesting federal funding in the near term. It includes approximately $3.2 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 draft 2019-2022 TIP through BRTB’s interactive project map. The draft 2019–2022 TIP is also available in PDF format for download:

2019-2022 TIP

  

Introduction & Background

  

Financial Plan

  

Appendices

 

Low-income & Minority Concentration

 





PROJECTS

Projects in the TIP are also available to review in pdf by project sponsor, either a local jurisdiction or state agency.

SUMMARY

DETAILED PROJECT SHEETS

REGIONALLY

Improving Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) infrastructure, facilities and vehicles, and providing assistance for Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS); and improving State Highway Administration (SHA) roads and bridges including environmental and aesthetic enhancements, congestion management, bridge rehabilitation, resurfacing, and localized improvements to address safety issues.

MTA Projects

MDTA Projects

SHA and Office of the Secretary Projects

   

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

Widening MD 175, from the National Business Parkway to McCarron Court, as part of a larger project to address congestion near Fort George G. Meade; adding an eastbound lane on the Severn River/Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge; constructing a new section of Hanover Road, between Ridge and New Ridge roads; improving Mountain Road, between Catherine Avenue and Edwin Raynor Boulevard; and repairing or replacing six local bridges, including the Magothy Bridge Road over the Magothy River.

Anne Arundel Projects

 

BALTIMORE CITY

Improving the streetscape along Belair Road; reconstructing Greenmount Avenue, from 29th to 43rd streets; repairing the Hanover Street bridge deck; improving the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Howard Street; replacing the bridges carrying Russell Street and the Monroe Street Ramp over the CSX Railroad; and repairing or replacing seven local bridges.

Baltimore City Projects

 

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Improving the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), including conversion of the inside shoulder into a new travel lane from I-70 to MD 43, reconfiguring the interchange of I-695 and I-70, and adding a lane on the outer loop of I-695, from US 40 to MD 144; funding the design for the widening of I-795, from four to six lanes, between Owings Mills and Franklin boulevards, including a new interchange at the existing Pleasant Hill Road overpass; port improvements as part of the redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point Industrial Complex into a multimodal logistics hub; and repairing or replacing 14 local bridges.

Baltimore County Projects

 

CARROLL COUNTY

Improving MD 30 Business in Hampstead by reconstructing the existing roadway with ADA-compliant sidewalks and crosswalks, stormwater management, landscaping, and traffic signals; replacing bridges at MD 86 over the Gunpowder Falls and at MD 496 over Big Pipe Creek; and eight local bridge projects.

 

Carroll County Projects

HARFORD COUNTY

Reconstructing the intersection at U.S. 40 and MD 7/MD 159, and widening U.S. 40 in the vicinity of the intersection; adding a single lane Express Toll Lane on I-95 from north of MD 43 to one mile south of MD 152; and repairing or replacing six local bridges, including the Abingdon Road Bridge over the CSX Railroad near Pulaski Highway.

Harford County Projects

 

HOWARD COUNTY

Widening MD 32, from two lanes to four lanes, from MD 108 to I-70; preliminary engineering for peak hour shoulder use on I-95 between MD 32 and MD 100; widening and adding sidewalks to Guilford Road­, from U.S. 1 to Dorsey Run Road; and constructing a new road in Columbia parallel to U.S. 29 between Broken Land Parkway and Little Patuxent Parkway.

Howard County Projects

 

 
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 plans and programs to ensure conformity with the State Air Quality Implementation Plan (SIP). The Air Quality Conformity Determination report details a comprehensive analysis of effects that the draft 2019-2022 TIP and the amended Maximize2040: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan have on the Baltimore region. The report addresses ground-level ozone emissions. 

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:

   

Full Conformity Determination

Appendices

Share Your Thoughts

Public comments are welcome from Wednesday, May 23, through Monday, June 25. The MTA, in lieu of a separate mandated public comment period has exercised its option to use the procedures of the BRTB’s public involvement process for the 2019-2022 TIP. The public participation process for the TIP will also meet the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) public participation requirements for the MTA’s Program of Projects (POP).

Those interested in commenting on projects may do so during a public meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s office, located at 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21230. Comments are also welcome during the public comment opportunity at the BRTB meetings at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, and Tuesday, July 24 (scheduled vote).

 Please view these presentations online if you cannot attend the meetings.

Public Meeting Presentation

To share your thoughts and ideas, send all comments in writing to:

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
Attn: Public Involvement Coordinator
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230

Fax: 410-732-8248
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Twitter: @BaltoMetroCo and @BmoreInvolved using the hashtag #BRTBlistens

 

For more information:

Contact Regina Aris, assistant transportation director, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at 410-732-0500 ext. 1046.

Notice

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws. Appropriate services can be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities or those in need of language assistance who submit a request at least seven days prior to a meeting. Call 410-732-0500.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2018 17:07