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2016-2019 TIP Amendments Summary

 

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I-95: Moravia Road to Fort McHenry Tunnel

Project Sponsor
Maryland Transportation Authority

Date of BRTB Approval
August 23, 2016 (pending)

TIP ID
22-1601-41

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment adds a new project to the 2016-2019 TIP utilizing Maryland Transportation Authority toll revenues. The amendment adds $3.25 million in preliminary engineering funds and $47.852 million in construction funds for a total of $51.102 million.

Project Description 
This project will reconfigure I-95 to provide four continuous mainline lanes in each direction. The specific limits are from north of the Fort McHenry Toll Plaza to the I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETLs) in the northbound direction, and from north of the Fort McHenry Toll Plaza to north of O’Donnell Street in the southbound direction. The total work within the limits extends for 3.7 miles in the northbound direction and 1.1 miles in the southbound direction. The project involves restriping I-95 to provide one additional lane of traffic including reconstruction of at-grade shoulders; replacement of at-grade median concrete traffic barrier; and reconstruction of portions of existing bridge decks and all concrete bridge parapets.

This project is funded with MDTA toll revenues.

Conformity Status: Non-Exempt

MARC Rolling Stock Overhauls and Replacement

Project Sponsor
MTA – Commuter Rail

Date of BRTB Approval
July 26, 2016  

TIP ID
70-1501-53

 

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment updates Section 5337 funds in FY 2016 and FY 2017 to reflect FY 2015 funds that will now be obligated in FY 2016 and an $862,000 cost increase associated with one grant included in the project. Total funding in the TIP increases from $43.96 million to $55.172 million, an increase of $11.212 million ($8.97 million federal/$2.242 million matching). 

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.

Note: In addition to matching funds listed, MTA has committed $20.3 million in state dollars.

Conformity Status: Exempt

MARC Improvements

Project Sponsor

MTA – Commuter Rail

Date of BRTB Approval
July 26, 2016  

TIP ID
70-1502-54

 

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment updates Section 5337 funds in FY 2016 and FY 2017. FY 2016 funds increase by a total of $21.266 million ($17.013 million federal/$4.253 million matching) to reflect a $2.3 million cost increase on one grant included in the project, FY 2015 funds that will now be obligated in FY 2016, and funds that were transferred from the Washington MARC Improvements project to the Baltimore region project. FY 2017 funds decrease by a total of $8.268 million ($6.614 million federal/$1.654 million matching). Total funding in the TIP increases from $29.254 million to $42.252 million, an increase of $12.998 million.

Project Description
This project provides funding to implement ongoing 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, and MARC Station Parking Lot Beautification.

Note: In addition to the matching funds listed, MTA has committed $25.2 million in state dollars.

Conformity Status: Exempt

MARC Facilities

Project Sponsor
MTA – Commuter Rail

Date of BRTB Approval
July 26, 2016  

TIP ID
70-1503-55

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment updates Section 5337 funds to show federal funds that were not obligated in FY 2015 that will now be obligated in FY 2016 and to show FY 2017 federal funds that were inadvertently left out of the call for projects. Section 5337 federal funds increase by $11.09 million with an increase of $2.77 million in matching funds for a total increase of $13.86 million. The year of operation has been updated from ongoing since all project elements are anticipated to be completed by 2021. The estimated total cost now reflects the total cost of all projects rather than the cost encompassed by the four years of the TIP.

Project Description

1) Procure 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 & construction of recommended structural repairs. Scope also includes repairs to mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems & elevators.

3) West Baltimore Station Improvements Phase I – Make improvements to the existing West Baltimore MARC Station to allow for barrier free access & to make it ADA compliant.

4) MARC Martin State Airport – Purchase private property & construct two additional storage tracks with related infrastructure.

Note: In addition to the matching funds listed, MTA has committed $16.6 million in state dollars.

Conformity Status: Exempt

Inner Harbor Water Taxi Terminal

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
July 26, 2016  

TIP ID
12-1612-23

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment adds a new project to the 2016-2019 TIP utilizing Section 1702 High Priority Project funds. The project allocates construction funds in FY 2016 in the amount of $1.84 million federal and $460,000 matching. The total amount of funding added to the 2016-2019 TIP is $2.3 million.

Project Description 
The City of Baltimore is proposing to replace the existing two-story visitor's center. The new building will serve as the Baltimore water taxi terminal and will provide access to the USS Constellation. The new building will mainly be used for the water taxi ticket sales terminal and will provide a climate controlled waiting area for water taxi patrons. The proposed improvements include a new 5,000 square foot building with an extensive green roof and terrace, new entry plaza, and service utility connections to the existing utilities located below Pier 1.

Other sources of funding for this project are provided by one or more private entities. The estimated total cost including private contributions is $4.32 million.

Conformity Status: Exempt

Carrs Mill Road Bridge #216 over Bear Cabin Branch

Project Sponsor
Harford County

Date of BRTB Approval
May 24, 2016 

TIP ID
15-0701-13

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment updates Surface Transportation Program funds. The amendment adds FY 2017 construction funds in the amount of $1.148 million federal and $287,000 matching. It also adds other phase funds in the amount of $80,000 federal and $20,000 matching for inspection fees. Total funding in the 16-19 TIP increases from $500,000 to $2.035 million.

Project Description
This project is to replace the triple-cell concrete pipe bridge that carries Carrs Mill Road over Bear Cabin Branch. The concrete pipes and the slate headwalls are severely deteriorated and need to be replaced. 

Conformity Status: Exempt

MD 32: MD 108 to Linden Church Road

Project Sponsor
State Highway Administration

Date of BRTB Approval
April 26, 2016 

TIP ID
66-1602-41

Purpose of Amendment
This amendment adds a new project to the TIP utilizing state funds. The project adds preliminary engineering funds in the amounts of $1.5 million in FY 2016 and $800,000 in FY 2017. The project also adds construction funds in the amounts of $4.05 million in FY 2017, $11.27 million in FY 2018, and $14.666 million in FY 2019. The total amount of funding is $32.286 million. Howard County is contributing $16.5 million to the construction phase of this project, which is included in the project totals.

Project Description
This project will widen MD 32 in both directions, from two lanes to a four lane divided roadway, from MD 108 to Linden Church Road. Howard County is contributing $16.5 million in funding for this project.

This project is segment 1 of the MD 32: MD 108 to I-70 Corridor project that has TIP Reference #66-1405-41.

Conformity Status: Non-Exempt

Bus and Rail System Preservation and Improvement

Project Sponsor
MTA - Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
March 22, 2016 

TIP ID
40-0015-64

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment updates Section 5307 funds to show FY 2015 apportionments that will now be obligated in FY 2016 and to add section 5307 funds to FY 2017 and FY 2018. The project now includes three BaltimoreLink related projects: BusLink Transitways, BusLink Transit Signal Priority, and BusLink Transit Hubs. Funding increases in FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 are $32 million ($25.6 million federal/$6.4 million matching), $6.911 million ($5.529 million federal/$1.382 million matching), and $5.264 million ($4.211 million federal/$1.053 million matching), respectively. Total funding in the 2016-2019 TIP increases from $10.407 million to $54.582 million, a total increase of $44.175 million.

Project Description                                                                                
This is an ongoing project to rehabilitate Bus, Light Rail, and Metro vehicles, facilities and infrastructure, including operating division, MTA offices, park-and-ride lots, bus turnarounds, bridges, tunnels, track, and equipment. This on-going project also includes funding for the BaltimoreLink project to include Transit Hubs, Transit Signal Priority, and Link Transitways.                                                                  

Note: In addition to the matching funds listed, MTA has committed $27.6 million in state dollars.

Conformity Status: Exempt

MTA Core Bus and Paratransit Vehicle Replacement

Project Sponsor
MTA - Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
March 22, 2016 

TIP ID
40-1601-05

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment updates Section 5307 and CMAQ funds to show FY 2015 apportionments that will now be obligated in FY 2016 and to show  previously unallocated funding. Section 5307 funds increase by $26.572 million ($21.257 million federal/$5.315 million matching). CMAQ funds increase by $12.818 million ($10.254 million federal/$2.564 million matching). Total funding in the 2016-2019 TIP increases from $117.821 million to $157.211 million, a total increase of $39.39 million. Of this $39.39 million, $3.5 million ($2.8 million federal/$700,000 matching) will go toward 10 forty-foot clean diesel buses for the BaltimoreLink project.

Project Description 
This project provides for the routine replacement of buses past their useful service life. Planned bus purchases include 60 forty-foot clean diesel buses - 50 for fleet replacement and 10 buses to contribute to the BaltimoreLink project. This project will also cover the purchase of vehicles under MTA's Mobility (paratransit) program. Mobility is a specialized door-to-door service for people with disabilities who are not able to ride fixed route public transportation, including lift equipped buses. Mobility service is provided within 3/4 of a mile of any fixed route service.

Note: In addition to the matching funds listed, MTA has committed $39.6 million in state dollars.

Conformity Status: Exempt

Kirk Bus Facility Replacement – Phase 1 & 2

Project Sponsor
MTA - Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
March 22, 2016 

TIP ID
40-1203-65

 

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment updates Section 5307 and Section 5339 construction funds to show FY 2015 apportionments that will now be obligated in FY 2016. Section 5307 funds increase in FY 2016 by $12.907 million ($10.325 million federal/$2.582 million matching). Section 5339 funds increase in FY 2016 by $2.606 million ($2.085 million federal/$521,000 million matching). Total funding in the 2016-2019 TIP increases from $43.987 million to $59.5 million, a total increase of $15.513 million.

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, MTA has committed $28.6 million in state dollars.

Conformity Status: Exempt

Bus New Main Shop

Project Sponsor
MTA - Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
March 22, 2016 

TIP ID
40-1401-66

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment adds a project to the TIP utilizing Section 5307 and Section 5339 funds. It was previously in the FY 2014-2017 TIP showing funding for FY 2015 only. However, those funds weren’t obligated until FY 2016, resulting in an amendment to add this project to the FY 2016-2019 TIP. The project adds Section 5307 construction funds in FY 2016 in the amount of $9.329 million federal and $2.332 million matching. The project adds Section 5339 construction funds in FY 2016 in the amount of $1.664 million federal and $416,000 matching. The total amount of funds added to the FY 2016-2019 TIP is $13.741 million.

Project Description
This project entails the construction of a new “sustainably designed” maintenance facility at 1300 Bush Street, which would increase the capacity for maintenance and allow additional articulated buses to be staged. The demolition of the existing building has already been initiated under an existing funded program. The initial implementation plans and layout for the building have also been completed along with the required environmental studies.

Note: In addition to the matching funds listed below, MTA has committed $9.1 Million in state dollars to complete the funding package for this project.

Conformity Status: Exempt

Ridesharing – Baltimore Region

Project Sponsor
MTA - Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
March 22, 2016 

TIP ID
40-9901-01

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment updates the funding in the 2016-2019 TIP to reflect the correct amount apportioned to the Baltimore region. The funding previously listed in the TIP erroneously reflected the total statewide apportionment. There are no changes in programming or staffing for this project. Federal CMAQ funds decrease from $1.55 million to $666,000 in fiscal years 2016 through 2019, a decrease of $3.536 million. Total funding in the TIP decreases from $6.2 million to $2.664 million.

Project Description
The ridesharing project covers the activities of the ridesharing program in all jurisdictions in the Baltimore region, including the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program.

Conformity Status: Exempt

SE Baltimore Freight Corridor: Colgate Creek Bridge Replacement

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
February 23, 2016 

TIP ID
12-1609-13

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment adds a new project to the 2016-2019 TIP utilizing federal STP and Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds. The project allocates construction funds in the amount of $10 million federal and $10 million matching. It also allocates preliminary engineering funds in FY 2016 in the amount of $1.6 million federal and $400,000 matching. The total amount of funding is $22 million.

Project Description
This project replaces a structurally deficient, functionally obsolete bridge on Broening Highway over Colgate Creek, enabling trucks to reroute away from residential communities and addressing major impacts to residents' quality of life.

Conformity Status: Exempt

SE Baltimore Freight Corridor: Keith and Holabird Avenue Improvements

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
February 23, 2016 

TIP ID
12-1610-11

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment adds a new project to the 2016-2019 TIP utilizing federal STP funds. The project allocates construction funds in the amount of $3.16 million federal and $2.44 million matching. It also allocates preliminary engineering funds in FY 2016 in the amount of $480,000 federal and $120,000 matching. The total amount of funding is $6.2 million.

Project Description
The purpose of this project is to provide safer, more efficient access between the Port of Baltimore and the Interstate System by allowing freight vehicles to utilize Keith Avenue or Holabird Avenue to directly access I-95 and I-895 without going through residential communities. Improvements will include joint repairs, resurfacing, and geometric improvements.

Conformity Status: Exempt

SE Baltimore Freight Corridor: Broening Highway Complete Streets

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
February 23, 2016 

TIP ID: 12-1611-09

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment adds a new project to the 2016-2019 TIP utilizing federal STP funds. The project allocates construction funds in the amount of $900,000 federal and $1 million matching. It also allocates preliminary engineering funds in FY 2016 in the amount of $320,000 federal and $80,000 matching. The total amount of funding is $2.3 million.

Project Description
Complete Streets improvements will be implemented in the residential portion of Broening Highway to further dissuade trucks from traveling through neighborhoods, while creating a more walkable and bikeable environment that improves residents' quality of life.

The pedestrian and sidewalk facilities enhancements will run between Holabird Avenue and Boston Street. Improvements may include sidewalk widening, crosswalk and ADA enhancements, a median and bumpouts with stormwater management and/or bio-retention elements, and dedicated bicycle facilities.

Conformity Status: Exempt

Waterview Ave/Annapolis Road Bridge Replacements

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
February 23, 2016 

TIP ID
12-1202-13

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment adds a project to the 2016-2019 TIP utilizing federal STP funds. The project allocates construction funds in FY 2016 in the amount of $24 million federal and $6 million matching for a total amount of $30 million.

Project Description
Baltimore City is replacing three bridges over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD 295):

1.    Maisel Street Pedestrian Bridge

2.    Waterview Avenue / Annapolis Road Bridge

3.    Annapolis Road Bridge (located 0.6 miles south of the Waterview Avenue / Annapolis Road Bridge)

The reconstructed Maisel Street Pedestrian bridge will meet ADA width requirements. The Waterview / Annapolis Road Bridge will include ADA compliant ramps, a wide sidewalk/bikeway on one side of the bridge, and crosswalk improvements. The Annapolis Road Bridge will include sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides of the bridge and will meet ADA requirements.

Conformity Status: Exempt

Citywide Bridge Preservation and Rehabilitation

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
February 23, 2016 

TIP ID
12-1030-13

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment adds a project to the 2016-2019 TIP utilizing federal STP funds. The funds shown are for the Edison Highway Bridge over Amtrak. The project allocates construction funds in FY 2016 in the amount of $1.36 million federal and $340,000 matching for a total amount of $1.7 million. The project had previously been on hold.

Project Description
This work will include but will not be limited to: replacing and rehabilitating deteriorating bridges with new bridges and bridge components that meet current standards. Includes but not limited to:

- Edison Highway Bridge over Amtrak replacement                           

Conformity Status: Exempt

Citywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
February 23, 2016

TIP ID
12-1217-25

Purpose of Amendment 
This amends the project to include federal CMAQ funds for Phase I implementation of the Charm City Bike Share System. The amendment adds construction funds in FY 2016 in the amount of $1.507 million federal and $1.1 million matching for a total of $2.607 million in new funds. Federal STP funds remain unchanged.

Project Description
The Citywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Group includes but is not limited to:

- Planning, design, and construction of Baltimore City Bicycle Routes and trails system.

- A city-wide bicycle network which will encourage alternative modes of transportation, reduce emissions and automobile trips. 

- Phase I Implementation of the Charm City Bike Share System.

Conformity Status: Exempt

Citywide Road Resurfacing – Federal Aid Program

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
November 24, 2015

TIP ID
12-0207-11

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment adds a project to the 2016-2019 TIP utilizing federal STP funds. The project allocates construction funds in FY 2016 in the amount of $8 million federal and $2 million matching for a total amount of $10 million. The project had previously been on hold.

Project Description
Resurfacing or rehabilitation of various roadways on the Federal Aid system citywide. Work is to generally include the removal and replacement of existing asphalt surfaces. It may also include roadway base repairs, minor curb and sidewalk repairs, and other isolated roadway appurtenance modifications.

Conformity Status: Exempt

East Baltimore Development Inc. (EBDI) Road Reconstruction

Project Sponsor
Baltimore City

Date of BRTB Approval
November 24, 2015

TIP ID
12-1608-12

Purpose of Amendment 
This amendment adds a new project to the 2016-2019 TIP utilizing funds from two SAFETEA-LU earmarks. The fund source is Section 1702 (High Priority Projects). The project allocates construction funds in both FY 2016 and FY 2017 in the amount of $2.62 million Federal and $655,000 Matching. It also allocates funds in both FY 2016 and FY 2017 in the amount of $100,000 Federal and $25,000 Matching for utility improvements. The total amount of funding is $6.8 million.

Project Description
This roadway rehabilitation project includes two phases (Phase 2A and Phase 1D) encompassing Chase Street, McDonogh Street, and Rutland Avenue bound by Broadway to the west, Wolfe Street to the east, Biddle Street to the north and Eager Street to the south.  Improvements will include full depth pavement reconstruction and resurfacing, reconstruction of curb and gutter, sidewalks, ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps, driveway and alley reconstruction, landscaping, streetscape elements, lighting, signing, and various utility improvements.  A previous phase (Phase 1C) completed construction in the summer of 2015 under the TIP ID # 12-1212-99.

Conformity Status: Exempt

Baltimore Red Line

Project Sponsor
MTA – Transit

Date of BRTB Approval
November 24, 2015

TIP ID
40-0602-69

Purpose of Amendment 
The Baltimore Red Line project is not moving forward. This amendment updates the TIP sheet to reflect FY 2016 funding for project close out activities in the amount of $4.5 million in state funds.

Project Description
The TIP sheet shows $4.5 million in state funds only. The funds will be used to close out the Red Line project. Below is a brief list of items included in the close out:

1.     Assemble and archive documents in electronic and hard format.

2.     Decommission 150 monitoring wells. This accounts for   approximately 50% of the $4.5 million project cost.

3.     Complete an existing contract for environmental mitigation.

Conformity Status: Non-Exempt

 

 

 

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