BALTIMORE, MD (Wednesday, May 17, 2023) – The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) is drafting plans for $74 billion of investments in the region’s transportation system. A public comment period on the draft Resilience 2050 long-range transportation plan, 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program and Air Quality Conformity Determination will close on June 20, and include opportunities online and in-person to learn more and weigh in.
Mike Kelly, executive director of Baltimore Metropolitan Council, a planning organization which supports and staffs the BRTB, thanks the local and state partners who manage the region’s transportation system. Through the BRTB, these agencies collaborated to shape the goals and priorities of the Resilience 2050 plans and programs.
“This is a very exciting moment,” Kelly says. “These plans can help shape our region for decades, and we’re grateful to work with people who are dedicated to supporting the health and resilience of our communities.”
With a projected population growth of 12.6 percent by 2050, the region’s transportation system – including roads and bridges, transit, sidewalks, bicycle and shared-use paths – will face factors such as increased demand, changing user needs and climate impacts. The investments detailed in the Resilience 2050 long-range plan would help us meet those challenges within the limits of anticipated funding. The projects in the 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program have committed funding for project phases ranging from planning to construction. Both plans are now available for public review and comment.
To dig into the plans, learn more about potential projects near you and share your thoughts, please go to publicinput.com/Resilience2050.
BRTB Chair Sam Snead, the director of the Anne Arundel County Office of Transportation, notes that the BRTB will review public feedback from the comment period and vote on the draft plan at its July 25th meeting.
“On behalf of the BRTB, thank you so much for engaging in this step of the planning process,” Snead says. “We really look forward to reviewing your thoughts and feedback.”
Anyone wishing to discuss the plans in more detail is welcome to join one of eight public meetings – seven in-person and one virtual – during the comment period. These will include a presentation of the plans, as well as opportunities to ask questions and weigh in.
BMC will host a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 24 at 12 p.m. EST. In-person meetings around the region include:
- Westminster – Wednesday, May 31, 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll County Government Building, Reagan Room 003, 225 North Center Street, Westminster MD 21157
- Bel Air – Monday, June 5, 6-8 p.m. at the Harford County Government Building, 1st Floor Conference Room, 220 South Main Street, Bel Air MD 21014
- Glen Burnie – Tuesday, June 6, 6-8 p.m. at the Henry L. Hein Public Service Building, Auditorium, 7480 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie MD 21061
- Towson – Wednesday, June 7, 5-7 p.m. at the Baltimore County Library – Towson Branch, Towson Meeting Room, 320 York Road, Towson MD 21204
- Stevensville – Thursday, June 8, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Kent Island Senior Center, 891 Love Point Road, Stevensville MD 21666
- Baltimore City – Monday, June 12, 6-8 p.m. at the War Memorial Assembly Hall, 101 North Gay Street, Baltimore MD 21202
- Ellicott City – Thursday, June 15, 6-8 p.m. at the Howard County Government George Howard Building, Columbia/Ellicott Room, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City MD 21043
Other ways to comment include:
- Online at publicinput.com/Resilience2050
- Email Resilience2050@publicinput.com
- Call 855-925-2801x1874 toll free and leave a voicemail
- Text keyword ‘resilience2050’ to 73224
- Reach @BaltoMetroCo or @BmoreInvolved on social media with #BRTBListens
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