BALTIMORE, MD (Wednesday, February 8, 2023) – The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) is seeking comments on a $10.7 million draft work plan and budget for fiscal year 2024 through March 9, 2023.
The BRTB, a federally mandated planning agency for the Baltimore region staffed and supported by Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC), adopts a new work plan and budget for each fiscal year with a list of ongoing and upcoming projects. The draft work plan, known as the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), budgets $10,710,000 for fiscal year 2024.
Projects proposed for the fiscal year 2024 UPWP include:
- Analyzing changing trends in employment, commercial real estate and housing, with an eye on potential long-term implications for land-use, travel demand and other aspects of development in the Baltimore region.
- Creating recommendations for improving viability of transit-oriented development in the Baltimore region.
- Developing best practices for implementing, operating and funding micro-transit in the Baltimore region.
- Identifying ways to coordinate development of affordable housing and improved transportation networks in the Baltimore region.
- Assessing various inspection programs for traffic signal infrastructure and conducting field inspections to establish baseline conditions of traffic signal infrastructure in the Baltimore region.
Read the draft fiscal year 2024 UPWP, as well as answers to some frequently asked questions. Learn more and comment at publicinput.com/2024UPWP.
Members of the public are encouraged to share comments on the UPWP by Thursday, March 9. BRTB members will vote on adoption of the fiscal year 2024 UPWP at meeting on Friday, April 21, and will consider all comments before voting. Comments will also inform ongoing reporting on stakeholder sentiment toward the BRTB’s projects and processes.
Ways to comment include:
- Online: publicinput.com/2024UPWP
- Email: 2024UPWP@publicinput.com
- Text: keyword ‘2024upwp’ to 73224
- Voicemail: 855-925-2801 x 3664
- Social media: @BaltoMetroCo with #BRTBListens
- Mail: Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore MD 21230
Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) works collaboratively with the chief elected officials in the region to create initiatives to improve quality of life and economic vitality. As the Baltimore region’s council of governments, BMC hosts the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) and supports local government by coordinating efforts in a range of policy areas including emergency preparedness, housing, cooperative purchasing, environmental planning and workforce development.
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