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Comments Welcome on the 2020 Federal Certification of the BRTB

BMC Newsroom

Comments Welcome on the 2020 Federal Certification of the BRTB

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invite you to join them on Wednesday, April 22 to share your thoughts about the regional transportation planning process conducted by the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB).

The public meeting is part of a 30-day comment period related to a review by FHWA and FTA to certify that the transportation planning process carried out by the BRTB meets federal requirements for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO). The BRTB is the MPO for the Baltimore region.

Comments are welcome on the 2020 Certification of the BRTB through Friday, May 1, 2020.

About the Federal Certification

Every four years, the U.S. Department of Transportation requires FHWA and FTA conduct an on-site review of the BRTB. The purpose of the certification review is to:

  • provide an objective evaluation of the regional transportation planning process; 
  • ensure that federal planning requirements are being satisfactorily implemented by the BRTB; 
  • provide advice and guidance to the BRTB for ways it can further enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the planning process and improve the quality of transportation investment decisions; and 
  • help ensure that the major transportation planning issues facing a metropolitan area are being addressed.
  • the public may also provide feedback during the Public Comment Opportunity at the BRTB monthly meeting with elected officials at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 1. 

FHWA and FTA also verify that the BRTB are implementing previous recommendations for improvement.

View the Federal Team Presentation


View the Public Comments and Survey Responses


Share Your Thoughts

The public review period runs from March 31 through May 1, 2020. There are three ways you can share your thoughts:




Your evaluation of the BRTB can be shared with FHWA/FTA via survey.

This is an excellent opportunity to directly express your opinion to FHWA and FTA about the work of the BRTB and its efforts to address major transportation issues facing the region.

Staff from FHWA and FTA will host an online public meeting to listen to public comments on Wednesday, April 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Join by:

Computer, Tablet or Smartphone

Phone: dial United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073 or +1 (571) 317-3129 and enter Access Code: 563-035-189

The public may also provide feedback during the Public Comment Opportunity at the BRTB monthly meeting at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, May 1.

Join by:

Computer, Tablet or Smartphone

Phone: dial United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106 or +1 (312) 757-3129 and enter Access Code: 270-227-325

For any member of the public who wishes to address the BRTB on the day of the meeting, they may do so by emailing a short statement (no more than 375 words) to These statements must be received no later than 9 A.M. on May 1, 2020 to be relayed to the board at the meeting.

Please send all comments in writing to:

ONLINE: BRTB Comment Form


TWITTER: @BaltoMetroCo | @BmoreInvolved | #BRTBlistens

MAIL: The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board | 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300 | Baltimore, MD 21230

FAX: 410-732-8248

BMC is accessible by the MDOT MTA 94 and 71 bus lines, as well as the Charm City Circulator's Banner Route. There is also vehicle and bicycle parking on-site. Directions to BMC

The BRTB is the federally recognized metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for transportation in the region. BMC provides the BRTB with staff support.

The BRTB 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.