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Transportation

Transportation & Public Works Subcommittee

Transportation & Public Works Subcommittee

Overview

The Transportation & Public Works Committee was created to provide input and recommendations to both the BRTB and the Baltimore Urban Area Homeland Security Work Group (UAWG). The committee identifies and addresses transportation and public works issues to enhance emergency preparedness, response, and recovery as well as provide a forum for members to discuss and resolve transportation and public works issues. The committee meets quarterly.

Purpose and Mission

  • To provide a forum for local and state staff to identify and discuss transportation and public works issues related to "day to day" operations as well as emergency operations
  • To provide input and project recommendations to BRTB and UAWG

Membership

Members of the committee include transportation or public works staff from local jurisdictions, transportation and transit staff from the state, and emergency management representation from local jurisdictions and the state.

Traffic Signal Subcommittee

Traffic Signal Subcommittee

Overview

The Traffic Signal Subcommittee is a forum of the region’s traffic signal engineers, managers, and technicians to discuss issues of common concern and to identify and undertake projects that improve the operation and coordination of the region’s traffic signals.

The signal subcommittee holds a regional signal forum that attracts over 200 people from across the region and neighboring states - there have been 10 such forums dating back to 2004.

Meetings are held on an as-needed basis - usually two to three times a year.

Purpose and Mission

  • To promote regional cooperation and collaboration among state and local agencies towards maximizing traffic signal operations for safety and efficiency.

Membership

The committee consists of traffic signal engineers/managers/technicians from each of the regional jurisdictions, State Highway Administration (SHA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The committee also includes representatives from several local consulting firms and signal equipment vendors.

Technical Committee

Technical Committee

Overview

The Technical Committee reviews and evaluates all transportation plans and programs from a technical standpoint. Composed of transportation planners and engineers appointed by local governments and several state agenices, the Technical Committee makes recommendations to the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board based on technical sufficiency, accuracy, and completeness of all plans and programs. This input provides the BRTB with a technical viewpoint prior to making decisions.

Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.

Purpose and Mission

  • Oversee work efforts outlined in the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
  • Review/coordinate UPWP efforts by BMC staff, state agencies, and the local jurisdiction
  • Stay informed on technical topics to support the BRTB’s work
  • Review and analyze proposed plans and programs

Membership

The Technical Committee consists of one representative from each member jurisdiction or agency of the BRTB. The Committee also includes representation from the State Highway Administration and the Maryland Transportation Authority. Each year, the committee elects a new chair and vice chair. The chair of the BRTB and the Technical Committee should be from different jurisdictions/agencies.

 

Public Advisory Committee

Public Advisory Committee

Overview

The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) provides independent, region-oriented advice regarding regional transportation planning topics to the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board.

Specifically, the PAC reviews and provides input on the BRTB's plans and programs such as the long- and short range transportation plans, the BRTB's annual work program and budget, the public involvement process, and other regional transportation-related issues.

Members also assist in promoting equity and public awareness as well as public participation in the regional transportation planning process.

New members are appointed annually by the BRTB to make sure that all geographic areas of the region and diverse points of view are represented.

Purpose and Mission

  • Provides public review of the BRTB's plans and programs, as well as other regional transportation-related issues.
  • Promotes public awareness of and participation in the regional transportation planning process.
  • Promotes equity in the regional transportation planning process.

Membership

The PAC is comprised of up to 30 members representing: individuals, community organizations, and industry professionals.

Freight Movement Task Force

Freight Movement Task Force

Overview

The Freight Movement Task Force (FMTF) is an Advisory Committee to the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board.

The committee meets quarterly. The FMTF welcomes the public to observe meetings and provide comment.

Purpose and Mission

  • To provide the freight/goods movement community a voice in the regional transportation planning process.
  • To serve as a forum for Baltimore region freight stakeholders to share information and discuss motor truck, rail, air, and waterway concerns.
     

Membership

The FMTF represents a mix of freight experts from across the modes, including: railroad operators; port operators; trucking firms; airport operators; freight shippers and receivers; economic development organizations; and academics. In addition, staff from the Maryland Department of Transportation and local government representatives also participate.

Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Overview

The role of the Executive Committee is to establish an annual calendar of items requiring approval or certification, to ensure that all matters of significance are brought before the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) at the proper time, to provide guidance to the Director of the UPWP in preparing the agenda for each meeting, and to ensure that the Chairperson is properly briefed on issues relating to transportation plans and policies in the region. This Committee shall also have the power to adopt all administrative modifications and amendments to the current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that do not affect air quality conformity.

Purpose and Mission

  • Set agendas for the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
  • Adopt Administrative Modifications and Amendments to the TIP that do not affect air quality
  • Approve Letters of Support for Discretionary Grants or Research Programs
  • Provide Guidance to the Director of the UPWP (BMC Transportation Director)

Membership

The Executive Committee of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) consists of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson, and a representative of the Maryland Department of Transportation, as designated by the Secretary. The Director of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) will attend meetings and provide administrative support to the Committee.

Baltimore Regional Transportation Board

Baltimore Regional Transportation Board

Overview

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Baltimore region. The BRTB is directly responsible for making sure that any federal money spent on existing and future transportation projects and programs is based on a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive (3-C) planning process.

Purpose and Mission

  • Provide overall program management of the work plan and budget.
  • Provide policy direction and oversight for the long-range transportation plan, the short range program and the air quality conformity determination.

Membership

The cities of Annapolis and Baltimore, the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, and Queen Anne's and the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Maryland Department of Planning, Maryland Transit Administration, and Harford Transit.