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BRTB Seeks Comments on Updated FY 2023 Budget and Work Plan

BMC Newsroom

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) welcomes comments on its draft updated work plan and budget through Thursday, March 10, 2022.

The BRTB is scheduled to vote on the updated budget for FY 2023 on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

What is the UPWP?

The BRTB’s Budget & Work Program is known as the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for Transportation Planning. It is a federal requirement that details projects, studies and other activities to be completed by BRTB members and staff of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC).

The BRTB develops this list of regional transportation planning activities every two fiscal years. This UPWP includes an updated budget for FY 2023 of $7,370,000. UPWP funds support staff for regional planning activities with some consultant assistance.

Several of the new proposed projects for FY 2023 include:

  • Safe System Approach: Support a safety culture that places safety first and foremost in road system investment decisions. To achieve a zero deaths vision, everyone must accept that fatalities and serious injuries are unacceptable and preventable.
  • Thirty Percent Design for Bicycle Trails: Advance planning for a segment of the Patapsco Regional Greenway to include all steps necessary to complete what is known as thirty percent design.
  • RTP LOTS Skills and Technology Support: Support the improvement and expansion of skills and access to technology for the Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in the Baltimore region.
  • Expanding Coverage for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: To support regional and equitable expansion of public light duty electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure in the region.
  • Considerations and Preparations for Connected and Automated Vehicles: Develop customized recommendations for the region to prepare for connected and automated vehicles.

View the FY 2023 UPWP  |   Read a list of Frequently Asked Questions  |  Watch a recorded overview

Share Your Thoughts

Public input is essential to the development of the UPWP and we encourage people to view the draft document and tell us what you think.

The public is invited to provide feedback on the updated FY 2023 budget and proposed regional transportation planning activities from Tuesday, February 8 through Thursday, March 10, 2022.

View Comments and BRTB Response 

Please send all comments using one of the following options:

Online:

publicinput.com/2023UPWP

Text:

Text the phrase ‘2023upwp’ to the number 73224

Voicemail: 

Call toll free 855-925-2801 x 4231 and leave us a voicemail

Email: 

2023UPWP@PublicInput.com

Twitter: 

Direct Message @BaltoMetroCo  or @BmoreInvolved or use the hashtag #BRTBlistens

Mail:

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230

To learn more about the UPWP and the proposed updated budget and projects, please view a recorded presentation.

The public may also provide feedback during the Public Comment Opportunity at the BRTB monthly meetings on February 22 or March 22 or when the BRTB votes on April 26, 2022. Due to the public health concerns presented by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all scheduled meetings will take place virtually. Please check the calendar for an updated schedule and links to attend the virtual meetings.

 

 

 

The BRTB is the federally recognized metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for transportation in the region. 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. Dial 7-1-1 or 800-735-2258 to initiate a TTY call through Maryland Relay. Si se necesita información de Título VI en español, llame al 410-732-0500.