Committees and Work Groups
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 Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee saves member jurisdictions approximately $1 million per year through joint purchases of items ranging from copier paper to road salt.
The Baltimore Region GIS Committee (BRGISC) is a working group for GIS staff in BMC's member jurisdictions to come together to collaborate and exchange ideas on geospatial matters that affect the entire region.
The Loch Raven, Prettyboy and Liberty Reservoirs together provide high-quality water for approximately 1.8 million people in Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties. In addition, more than half the homes and several communities in the 467-square-mile reservoir watershed area depend on wells that draw from the watersheds’ groundwater.
The Reservoir Watershed Protection Committee provides program oversight and guidance for Baltimore's Reservoir Watershed Protection Program.
Urban Area Work Group
The Urban Area Work Group coordinates regional emergency preparedness activities in the Baltimore region. Created in 2003, UAWG includes committees of fire, police, emergency management, and public works personnel from BMC's member jurisdictions plus the City of Annapolis and state agencies.