The planning process in the Baltimore region yields a variety of plans. Some plans occur on a regular cycle and others are as directed.
Every four years:
Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) – The LRTP provides information on the region’s transportation goals and policies as well as socioeconomic, environmental, and other factors that will affect the operation of the transportation system over the next 20-25 years. The LRTP includes a list of planned major federally funded capital projects, their estimated costs, and the revenues reasonably expected to be available to fund the projects. The LRTP is generally updated every four years.
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – The TIP is a 4-year listing of federally funded transportation projects, generally updated every year. The TIP is the programming element of the LRTP, listing projects with committed funds and schedules.
Individual plans are developed as requested by the BRTB or the BMC. For example, Recently the BRTB completed the Patapsco Regional Greenway (a concept plan) and the Baltimore Regional Transit Needs Assessment.