PLANNING AREA:What is the BRTB?
The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Baltimore region. As an MPO, the BRTB 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 mission of the BRTB is to provide regional transportation planning and policy making for the Baltimore region. Specifically, the BRTB provides overall program management of the budget and work plan - the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). In addition, the BRTB provides policy direction and oversight in the development of a federally mandated Long-Range Transportation Plan (the current plan is Maximize2040 ), the Short Range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Air Quality Conformity Determination. The work program, the long-range transportation plan and the TIP all require approval by the BRTB.
How is the BRTB governed?
The BRTB is governed through bylaws that describe the form, function, and rules of procedure. View the BRTB Bylaws. In addition, the BRTB completed a successful federal certification review in 2016 that determined that the regional process meets federal requirements. Certification occurs every four years.
When does the BRTB meet?
The BRTB generally meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. Most months the BRTB meets at 9 a.m. There is an opportunity for public comment at each meeting. View the Public Testimony Rules and Procedures for BRTB meetings.
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Who serves on the BRTB?
The BRTB is a 12-member board representing the cities of Annapolis and Baltimore, the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, and Queen Anne's and the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Maryland Department of Planning, and the Maryland Transit Administration.
The BRTB is staffed and coordinated through the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.
In addition, the BRTB convenes a number of committees and advisory groups that focus on specific technical and policy areas.