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2014-2017 TIP Amendments Summary

Project Information

About the Amendment

MARC Facilities

Project Sponsor
MTA – Commuter Rail

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-30
: 5/26/15

TIP ID
70-1503-55

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP utilizing Section 5337 funds. The project allocates construction funds in FY 2015 ($2.5 million Federal/$.6 million Matching), FY 2016 ($1.5 million Federal/$.4 million Matching), and FY 2017 ($1.3 million Federal, $.3 million Matching) for a total of $6.6 million in new funding.

Project Description

This project includes funding for several MARC facilities:

  1. Procure the Riverside Maintenance Facility, which CSXT has offered to sell to MTA. Maintenance activities for equipment on the MARC Camden Line would then be under direct control of MARC.
  2. BWI - Comprehensive structural inspection of both garages #1 & #2, with design and construction of recommended structural repairs. Scope also includes repairs to Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Electrical systems and Elevators.
  3. W. Baltimore Station Improvements Phase I – Make improvements to the existing West Baltimore MARC Station to allow for barrier free access and make it ADA compliant.
  4. MARC Martin State Airport – Purchase private property and construct two additional storage tracks with related infrastructure.

Conformity Status: Exempt

 MARC Improvements

Project Sponsor
MTA – Commuter Rail

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-30
: 5/26/15

TIP ID
70-1502-54

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP. The project was previously shown only in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). It is now being split between the Baltimore and Washington TIPs. The Amendment allocates $31.1 million in Section 5337 construction funds ($24.9 million Federal/$6.2 million Matching) split between FY 2015 – 2017. Additional funds are added to FY 2018 and 2019.

Project Description

This project provides funding to implement on-going improvements derived from the MARC Master Plan and Amtrak Operating Agreement. These improvements include:

  • Baltimore Penn Station Lighting Design
  • B&P Tunnel Block Ties
  • B&P Lighting Improvements
  • Inner Track Platform upgrades
  • Lead Track to Jessup Yard
  • Camden Positive Train Control
  • Perryville P&R Lot Repairs
  • MARC Station Parking Lot Beautification

Conformity StatusExempt

MARC Rolling Stock Overhauls and Replacement

Project Sponsor
MTA – Commuter Rail

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-30
: 5/26/15

TIP ID
70-1501-53

Purpose of Amendment
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP. The project was previously shown only in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). It is now being split between the Baltimore and Washington TIPs. The Amendment allocates $29.8 million in Section 5337 construction funds ($23.8 million Federal/$6 million Matching) split between FY 2015 – 2017. Additional funds are added to FY 2018 and 2019. 

Project Description
This is an ongoing project for the overhaul and replacement of MARC rolling stock. The overhaul of MARC coaches and locomotives is performed in accordance with "10-year Minor" and "20-year Midlife" schedules and/or the manufacturer's schedule. MARC vehicles will be upgraded with federally-mandated Positive Train Control safety features. 

Conformity Status: Exempt

Stafford Road Bridge #24 over Deer Creek

Project Sponsor
Harford County

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-29
: 4/28/15

TIP ID
15-1501-13

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP utilizing Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds. Preliminary engineering funds in the amount of $200,000 ($160,000 Federal/$40,000 Local) are being included in FY 2015. Construction funds in the amount of $750,000 ($563,000 Federal/$187,000 Local) and Other funds in the amount of $50,000 ($37,000 Federal/$13,000 Local) are being included in FY 2017. The Other funds are for inspection fees.

Project Description
This is a bridge rehabilitation project to consist of repair and/or replacement of the bridge deck and repairs to the beam seats, abutments, wingwalls, piers, backwalls, rocker bearings, and railing posts. The current sufficiency rating is 52.3.

Conformity StatusExempt

 

Bus Efficiency Enhancements Research and Demonstrations

Project Sponsor
MTA – Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-28
: 4/28/15

TIP ID
40-1501-05

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP utilizing Section 5312 (Research, Development, and Deployment Projects) funds. The project allocates $496,000 in Federal Section 5312 funds and $212,000 in State matching funds in FY 2015 for a total of $708,000 in new funding.

Project Description
The Maryland Transit Administration will receive funding to develop and demonstrate a retrofit of 41 hybrid buses. The MTA proposes to retrofit 41 2011 and 2012 model year buses with a new beltless alternator to reduce alternator maintenance, related belt failures, road calls, improve fuel economy and subsequently, greenhouse gas emissions.

Conformity Status: Exempt

MD 30 Business: North Woods Trail to CSX Railroad (Hampstead Streetscape)

Project Sponsor
State Highway Administration

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-23
: 2/24/15

TIP ID
40-1501-05

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP utilizing state funds for the construction phase. These funds will be allocated in the amount of $1.25 million in FY 2016 and $8.28 million in FY 2017. The remaining funds, $6.84 million in FY 2018 and $3.14 million in FY 2019, will be reflected in future TIPs. 

Project Description
The purpose of this project is to provide Streetscape improvements on MD 30 Business from North Woods Trail to CSX Railroad (Hampstead Streetscape) by reconstructing the existing roadway with ADA compliant sidewalks on both sides of the street, bicycle facilities, curb and gutter, crosswalks, and driveway entrances. The project will also upgrade the drainage system, provide stormwater management facilities, provide landscaping, modify traffic signals and relocate utilities as necessary.

Conformity StatusExempt

Reconnecting West Baltimore

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-22
: 2/24/15

TIP ID
12-1122-03

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment programs a Transportation, Community and System Preservation (TCSP) grant in the FY 2014-2017 TIP that had been in the FY 2012 TIP. It adds $1.6 million in Federal funds with a $400,000 local match to FY 2016. The amendment adds identical NHPP funding in FY 2016 to complete the cost package. 

Project Description
This project includes reconfiguring the Fulton Avenue Bridge to enhance bicycle and pedestrian accessibility. It also includes a pedestrian/bicycle loop circling US 40 between Calhoun and Fulton Avenue. The project includes landscaping, pedestrian safety, upgrading of existing traffic signals, ADA and innovative stormwater management practices.

Conformity StatusExempt

Small Urban Transit Systems – Capital 

Project Sponsor
MTA - Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-21
: 2/24/15

TIP ID
40-9502-05

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a request for an amendment to the 2014-2017 TIP to add $290,000 in unobligated Section 5307, $293,000 in unobligated Section 5339, and $145,000 in State matching funds for fiscal years 2015, 2016, and 2017 for a total of $2.184 million in new funding.

Project Description
Capital assistance to small urban transit systems throughout the region to purchase vehicles, equipment, and facilities. Baltimore Region small urban transit systems include Harford (Harford County Transportation Services) and Carroll County.

Conformity StatusExempt

 Metro Railcar and Signaling Systems Replacement

Project Sponsor
MTA – Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-18
: 1/27/15

TIP ID
40-1403-64

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP. The MTA plans to obligate $54.5 million in Federal funds with a $13.6 million match in section 5307 in FY 2015 through FY 2017, and $3.6 million in Federal funds with a $.9 million match in CMAQ in FY 2017. 

Project Description
The Metro Railcar fleet consists of 90 cars (45 semi-permanent married pairs). Based on the 30 year design life, the Metro cars are due for replacement. The replacement of the railcar fleet will provide passengers with enhanced comfort, conveniences and ensure improved reliability.             

Note: in addition to the state match below, the state will commit an additional $228.9 million in non-Federal funds.

Conformity StatusExempt

MD 175: MD 295 to MD 170

Project Sponsor
State Highway Administration

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-17
: 1/27/15

TIP ID
61-0605-41

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a request for an amendment to the 2014-2017 TIP to add $44.667 million to the construction phase: $10 million TIGER Grant, $24.667 million Federal STP funds, and $10 million State Matching funds. Most of the funds are outside of the TIP years. Funding is represented for only FY 2017 at $15.1 million: $10 million TIGER Grant, $1.755 Federal STP funds, and $3.4 million State funds.

Project Description
The purpose of this project is to improve access to Fort Meade. The section from MD 295 to MD 32 includes widening from 4 to 6 lanes while the section from MD 32 to MD 170 includes interchange and intersection improvements and Transportation System Management improvements. The entire corridor will see bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. More project details can be found on the SHA web site at: http://apps.roads.maryland.gov (Search for project #AA436_21)

Conformity StatusNon-Exempt

State Safety Oversight

Project Sponsor
Maryland Department of Transportation

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-15
: 12/16/14

TIP ID
90-1401-39

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP. It adds $603,000 in Section 5329 Federal funds and $170,000 State matching funds in FY2015 Other phase and adds $608,000 in Section 5329 Federal funds and $200,000 State matching funds in FY2016 Other phase.

Project Description
This is a national transit safety initiative to establish a process for oversight of program compliance. The process will advance the provision of safe, reliable and equitable transit service through adherence to legislative, policy and regulatory requirements as established by FTA. It will provide an unbiased source of integrated information to promote transit safety and effective grant management.

Conformity StatusExempt

MD 140: Painter’s Mill Road Intersection Reconstruction

Project Sponsor
State Highway Administration

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-14
: 12/16/14

TIP ID
63-1203-19

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a request for an amendment to the FY 2014-2017 TIP to add right-of-way ($784,000) and construction funding ($505,014) for Phase 1: MD 140 (Reisterstown Road), from south of Garrison View Road to north of Painters Mill Road project. This break-out project will allow SHA to advance the utility work and the replacement of a culvert in order to reduce the construction time for the rest of the project, once additional funding is identified. This additional $1.3 million will be funded with State funding.

Project Description
Improvements include widening northbound MD 140 to provide a third through lane (Lane is 16’-wide bicycle-compatible), constructing 5’ ADA-compliant sidewalk along northbound MD 140, reconstructing and widening existing sidewalk along southbound MD 140 adjacent to the M&T Bank Property, resurfacing both northbound and southbound roadway, landscaping and utility relocations. The length of the project is 0.30 miles. This is a breakout of the MD 140: Garrison View Road to north of Owings Mills Boulevard (TIP ID 63-0802-41).

Conformity StatusNon-Exempt

Areawide Safety and Spot Improvements 

Project Sponsor
State Highway Administration

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-12
: 11/25/14

TIP ID
60-9508-19

Purpose of Amendment 
This Amendment is a request to add a total of $15 million to this project using National Highway Performance Program funds in Fiscal Year 2015. Of the $15 million, $12 million would be Federal and $3 million would be matching funds.

Project Description
This is an ongoing program to provide localized improvements to address safety and/or operational issues on State highways.  These are highway improvements which may include but are not limited to projects dealing with bypass lanes, acceleration and deceleration lanes, turn lanes, rail crossings, intersection realignment, geometric improvements, safety improvements including bridge, bicycle, and pedestrian safety improvements, pavement markers, ADA improvements, guardrails, and roundabouts.  Other improvements such as slope repairs, drainage improvements, and joint sealing may be included incidental to other safety improvements. 

Conformity StatusExempt

Charm City Circulator Harbor Connector Electrification Project

Project Sponsor
MTA - Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-11
: 11/25/14

TIP ID
42-1401-05

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP to allow Baltimore City to purchase a new, environmentally friendly vessel. The project includes $854,000 of Section 5307 Federal funds with a $151,000 match.

Project Description
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will be procuring an all-electric water taxi and high powered smart charging infrastructure for the Harbor Connector Commuter Service (water taxi system.)

Conformity StatusExempt

Kirk Bus Facility Replacement – Phase 1 & 2

Project Sponsor
MTA - Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-11
: 11/25/14

TIP ID
40-1203-65

Purpose of Amendment 
This Amendment is a request to add Fiscal Year 2015 & Fiscal Year 2017 funding to Sections 5307 and 5339. MTA will be adding $26.1 million of Section 5307 Federal funds and $5.8 million of Section 5339 Federal funds.

Project Description
Approximately 163 buses are stored, operated and maintained at the Kirk Division Bus Facility. Operations include preventive bus maintenance, inspections, heavy repairs, fueling, washing, administration, operator support facilities and dispatching. Phase I is the construction of a 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art, sustainable design, energy-efficient/green technology building that will house maintenance work to be performed in an enclosed environment, thereby enabling MTA to better control noise, exhaust fumes and visibility of the buses to the surrounding community. Phase II is the construction of a similar building to store buses overnight. Note: In addition to the matching funds listed below, MTA has committed $31.7 million in non-Federal dollars to complete the funding package for this project.

Conformity StatusExempt

Metro Railcar Overhaul and Emergency Repairs

Project Sponsor
MTA – Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-11
: 11/25/14

TIP ID
40-1003-64

Purpose of Amendment 
This Amendment is a request to update this project by adding $7.1 million of Section 5307 funding in Fiscal Year 2015 with $1.79 million in state matching funds. The request also includes a reduction of $446,000 in Section 5337 funds and an addition of $116,000 in Section 5309 funds.

Project Description
The mid-life overhaul provides for the upgrade, overhaul and/or installation of new vehicle systems. Metro railcar subsystems are to undergo future five-and ten-year ongoing overhauls. The scope of vehicle system overhaul includes the overhaul and repair of gearboxes, traction motors, air compressors, evaporator motors, PBM motors, HVAC compressors and truck assemblies. The ongoing Emergency Repair program covers equipment at end-of-life that was not captured during the mid-life/five-year overhaul program. Funds are utilized to support other capital projects and emergencies as they occur. Additionally, funds may be used to repair damaged railcar vehicles.

Conformity StatusExempt

Hanover Street Bridge Multimodal Corridor

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-10
: 11/25/14

TIP ID
12-1419-13

Purpose of Amendment 
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP. Baltimore City has been awarded a $1.1 million Federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to create the Hanover Street Bridge Multimodal Corridor Plan. Baltimore City will provide a $700,000 local match. Funds will be added to the Project Planning phase for Fiscal Year 2016.

Project Description
A Multimodal Corridor Plan will establish the framework for Baltimore City’s investment in the Hanover Street Bridge Corridor for transportation, education, recreation, regional competitiveness and economic development. The study will identify feasible methods of rehabilitating or replacing the Hanover Street Bridge, improve multimodal corridor accessibility and freight access as well as highlight ways to enhance access to economic opportunities and recreational amenities, quality of life, and safety throughout the corridor.

Conformity StatusExempt

Baltimore Red Line 

Project Sponsor
MTA – Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-8
: 9/23/14

TIP ID
40-0602-69

Purpose of Amendment 
This Amendment is a request to shift $55.2 million of Section 5307 and $13.8 million of matching funds to the Project Planning phase from Fiscal Year 2014 to 2015. This amendment also programs $100 million of Section 5309 and $100 million of matching funds to the Construction phase in Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017. 

Project Description
This project encompasses planning, preliminary engineering, final design and construction of a 14.1 mile Light Rail Transit line from Baltimore County Woodlawn area to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore City.  Alternatives Analysis (AA), the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and Preliminary Engineering (PE) are complete.  Final Design of the project is underway and FTS has recommended the project for a Full Funding Grant Agreement  Funding will be available pending approval the president's proposed budget.

The total cost of the project is $2.645 billion and includes $900 million in Federal Aid from the FTA Section 5309 New Starts program through FY 2024.

Conformity StatusNon-Exempt

Citywide Guide Sign Replacement

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-4: 7/22/14

TIP ID
12-1222-19

Purpose of Amendment 
This project was previously in the 2012 -2015 TIP and is being added to the 2014-2017 TIP, utilizing National Highway Performance Program funds. The project allocates $500,000 to the preliminary engineering phase in FY 2014 and $4.5 million to the construction phase in FY 2016.  

Project Description
Guide sign replacement, including but not limited to signs on I-83, MD 295 and other major arterials.  

Conformity StatusExempt

Greenmount Avenue Reconstruction: 43rd Street to 29th Street

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-4
: 7/22/14

TIP ID
12-1408-12

Purpose of Amendment 
This Amendment updates the title and adds $1.7 million in National Highway Performance Program funds. Additional funding includes $700,000 in FY 2014 preliminary engineering funds and $1 million in FY 2016 construction funds.

Project Description
Reconstruction of Greenmount Avenue between 43rd and 29th street, including milling/repaving, lighting, landscaping, new sidewalks and traffic calming.

Conformity Status: Exempt

Countywide Bridge Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement

Project Sponsor
Carroll County

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-3
: 7/22/14

TIP ID
14-1402-13

Purpose of Amendment
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP.

Project Description
This project includes performing maintenance, repair, and replacement of bridges.  Current work includes but is not limited to:

  • White Rock Road over Piney Run: Replace the existing 2-cell culvert with a 2-cell concrete box.
  • Bixlers Church Road over Big Pipe Creek: Replace the existing 2-cell culvert with a new structure, including piers, and abutments.
  • Shepherds Mill Road over Little Pipe Creek: Replace the existing 3 span bridge with a new structure, including piers and abutments.
  • Cleaning and painting of various bridge throughout Carroll County

Conformity Status: Exempt

I-795: Dolfield Road Interchange

Project Sponsor
State Highway Administration

Date of BRTB Approval
Resolution 15-2: 7/22/14

TIP ID
63-0803-46

Purpose of Amendment
This is a new project to the 2014-2017 TIP involving $4.0 million of National Highway Performance Program funds added to the preliminary engineering phase.

Project Description
This project is a study to develop interchange options at Dolfield Road.

Conformity Status: Non-Exempt

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