2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program
BRTB approves $2.71 Billion Transportation Improvement Program for 2017-2020, an amendment to Maximize2040: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan and the Air Quality Conformity Determination
The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Baltimore region, approved the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), an amendment to Maximize2040: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan, and the associated Air Quality Conformity Determination on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
A comment period* was held Monday, May 23, through Friday, June 24.
Details about these plans are below. Physical copies of the documents also are available at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s Regional Information Center.
2017 – 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The 2017—2020 TIP is a listing of transportation projects that includes about $2.71 billion in federal, state and local money for highway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects throughout the region during the next four years. The funding will go towards maintaining, operating and expanding the transportation system.
Please view the 2017-2020 TIP through BRTB’s interactive project map. The 2017–2020 TIP also is available in PDF format for download:
Projects in the 2017-2020 TIP below are sorted by project sponsor, either a local jurisdiction or state agency.
Maximize2040 Amendment to MD 32 Widening Project
The BRTB also approved an amendment to Maximize2040: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan for the Maryland State Highway Administration's (SHA) MD 32 Widening Project.
Maximize2040 is the region's long-range transportation plan developed by the BRTB. Maximize2040 serves as the blueprint for fiscally constrained transportation planning in the Baltimore region from the years 2020 through 2040. The plan also establishes the region's broad transportation goals and performance measures, which now serve as guiding principles as the region plans and carries out projects.
Analysis of Air Quality Conformity
The Baltimore region has been designated as not meeting the federal air quality standards and so must review its current transportation plan and program to ensure conformity with the State Air Quality Implementation Plan (SIP). The Air Quality Conformity Determination report details a comprehensive analysis of effects of the 2017-2020 TIP for the Baltimore region and the long-range projects in Maximize2040 (as amended). The report addresses the criteria pollutants ozone and fine particulate matter.
The conformity results show that implementation of these projects will not worsen the region’s air quality or delay the timely attainment of National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The draft Conformity Determination is available in PDF format for download:
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* The public participation process for the TIP will also meet the FTA public participation requirements for the MTA’s Program of Projects (POP).
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