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BRTB Launches and Seeks Volunteers for the New Transportation CORE

Press-release

BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, March 7, 2022) – The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), as the metropolitan planning organization for the Baltimore region, seeks volunteers to serve on a newly formed group, Transportation CORE (Community Outreach and Regional Engagement). Applications are due April 15, 2022.

The BRTB has made an innovative decision to launch Transportation CORE as a new form of public engagement to bring together people from around the region to provide feedback on a range of transportation and planning topics.

Samuel Sneed, Chair of the BRTB says “Public engagement is vital to the regional planning process and the BRTB’s Transportation CORE offers the public an exciting new way of connecting with the transportation planning process. Through regular online engagement, your voice can help improve the quality of life in the Baltimore region.”

Interested in joining? More details about the Transportation CORE and how to apply are below.

 

About the Transportation CORE

Core goals of the Transportation CORE are:

  • To provide opportunities for various interested parties to have input on how BRTB approaches project planning, prioritization of projects and initiatives, and public involvement.
  • To expand our reach beyond BRTB committees and long-time partners to make sure that rural, suburban and urban communities and business interests from across the Baltimore region are represented.
  • To bring new and emerging concerns and issues to BRTB/BMC’s attention by members who will also serve as local “eyes and ears” about transportation throughout the region.

Membership

We are seeking up to 50 participants to form the initial Transportation CORE, including neighborhood residents and business owners, equity, and transportation advocates, non-profit leaders, and representatives of the various interested parties and key stakeholders that are essential to include in the planning process.

Participants should:

  • Be age 18+
  • Live or work in the region
  • Have an interest in helping to inform the region’s transportation planning process;
  • Be willing and able to participate in eight (8) to 10 interactive online activities throughout the year such as brief surveys, preference polls, or review of draft materials
  • Be willing to participate in two (2) to three (3) virtual public meetings per year
  • Be open to participate in an annual summit meeting or workshop (in-person or virtually)

Transportation CORE Activities - The Transportation CORE will be engaged throughout the year primarily via “asynchronous” online activities that members complete at their convenience. The kinds of activities could include surveys, reviewing draft materials, threaded chats, and virtual meetings to get project updates from planning staff.

Apply Today at bit.ly/3g2LDZn.

Applications are due April 15, 2022. Applications received after this time will be considered on a rolling basis.  Transportation CORE participants will be chosen by a panel of representatives from the BRTB members and BMC staff.

For more information:

Monica B. Haines Benkhedda at transportationCORE@PublicInput.com or 410-732-0500 x1047.

 

Notice

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.

 

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The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) works collaboratively with the chief elected officials in the region to create initiatives to improve our quality of life and economic vitality. BMC, as the Baltimore region’s council of governments, hosts the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), the federal metropolitan planning organization (MPO), and supports local government by coordinating efforts in a range of policy areas including emergency preparedness, housing, cooperative purchasing, environmental planning and workforce development.
 
BMC’s Board of Directors includes the executives of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, the mayor of the City of Baltimore, a member of the Carroll County and Queen Anne’s County boards of commissioners, a member of the Maryland State Senate, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and a gubernatorial appointee from the private sector.