Construction Funding for the Baltimore Red Line (2014-2017 TIP Amendment)
In August 2014, The Maryland Transit Administration requested that the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) vote to amend the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to reflect programmed funding for Baltimore Red Line as follows:
- Shift $69 million in Project Planning funding from Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 to FY 2015; and
- Add $400 million in federal New Starts program funding and state matching funds to the Construction Phase for FY 2016 and FY 2017.
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board voted to approve Resolution #15-8 and amend the TIP with these funding changes.
About the Baltimore Red Line
The Red Line will increase mobility in an east-west corridor of the Baltimore region from the Woodlawn area to Bayview Hospital. This project also seeks to help alleviate traffic congestion, provide better connectivity to existing transit service, support new and future transit-oriented economic development and revitalization efforts, and help address regional air quality issues.
The Alternatives Analysis, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and Preliminary Engineering (PE) for the Baltimore Red Line are complete. Final Design of the project is underway and FTA has recommended the project for a Full Funding Grant Agreement.
Public Review and Comment
A public review period was held from Wednesday, August 13 through Friday, September 12, 2014. During this time, an Open House was held on August 27, 2014* from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland BioPark (801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201). Comments were also welcome during the Public Comment Opportunity of the BRTB meeting on Tuesday, September 23 at 9 a.m. (scheduled vote).
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