Amendment to BRTB Bylaws to add Queen Annes County
Open for Public Review
Queen Anne’s County to join BRTB as non-voting member
The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) approved an amendment to its bylaws to include Queen Anne’s County as a non-voting member on December 22 via BRTB Resolution #16-10.
New to the BRTB
A portion of Queen Anne’s County that sits along the Chesapeake Bay closest to Anne Arundel County is considered as part of the Baltimore Urbanized Area after the 2010 U.S. Census revealed its strong economic and transportation ties to the Baltimore region.
As a result, the BRTB invited the Queen Anne’s Board of County Commissioners to join the group as a non-voting member. The amendment to the BRTB’s bylaws formalizes this agreement.
Public Review and Comment Period
A public review period was held from Friday, November 6 until Tuesday, December 8. During this time, comments were welcome via mail, fax, email, via Twitter, and in person during the Public Comment Opportunity during the BRTB meetings on Tuesday, November 24, and Tuesday, December 22, at 9 a.m.
About the BRTB
Pending approval of this amendment, the BRTB is an 11-member board representing the cities of Annapolis and Baltimore, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties, as well as the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Maryland Department of Environment, the Maryland Department of Planning and the Maryland Transit Administration.
The BRTB, as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Baltimore region, is directly responsible for making sure that any money spent on existing and future transportation projects and programs is based on a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive (3-C) planning process. All transportation projects and programs that receive federal funding in our region go through this planning process. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) provides the BRTB with staff support.
The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board 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.
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