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Getting Involved & Public Comment

Transportation plays an essential role in your community. It connects you to the places you need to go and the people you need to see. The transportation system gives you access to key places and opportunities.

With thousands of miles of highways, roads, sidewalks, transit and railroad tracks, as well as signs, buses, and more, planning for, operating, and maintaining our region’s transportation system is a big task. It requires a lot of collaboration among all of the cities and counties in our region, as well as all of the agencies that operate the systems.

Plus, you! Your knowledge of your community's transportation needs can be a valuable addition to the planning process by identifying concerns and ideas for addressing problems.

Here are six ways to be involved:

  1. Share your thoughts online, by voicemail, email, text, or letter – A key opportunity for the public to share their thoughts and ideas is during public comment periods. Visit the  engagement hub to view current opportunities to share your thoughts.
  2. Attend public meetings – Going to meetings is a great way to learn more, share your ideas, and meet other people who are interested in the same issues. Visit our calendar for upcoming meetings and events.
  3. Apply to serve on the BRTB Transportation CORE or a local planning committee.
  4. Join our e-mail list to get notices about comment periods and press releases.
  5. Invite us to speak at an upcoming meeting or event.
  6. Learn more about the public involvement process

Also, While the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board play a role in determining which projects are funded, many other organizations are involved in the decision making process. Many decisions about which projects are included in regional plans come from community input and participation. By getting involved locally, you help shape priorities and affect future funding decisions. Most importantly, the information you share with local leaders helps to ensure that investments reflect local and regional priorities.

Contact your local planning office to find out how to be involved or follow BMC on Facebook, X, and LinkedIn to get updates about local planning efforts.

How to share your thoughts online or in writing

By working together, we can make the transportation system better for all of us. Here are some ways you can have your voice heard:

The BRTB holds comment periods on its transportation plans and policies. Check out our engagement hub or sign up for our mailing lists to get updates. To share your thoughts and ideas, send all comments in writing to:

MAIL PUBLICINPUT EMAIL X (Formally know as Twitter)
The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
Attn: Public Involvement Coordinator
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230 @BaltoMetroCo   


Speak at a Baltimore Regional Transportation Board Public Meeting

Each month, the BRTB holds a board meeting to conduct business and vote on regional transportation plans and policies. At the start of this meeting, time is set aside for the BRTB members to hear from members of the public. The monthly BRTB meetings are one place where you can have your voice heard by our region's elected officials and/or representatives from local government, state transportation, planning, and environment agencies.

If you want to make comments at a BRTB meeting, learn more by reading Making Public Comments at BRTB Meetings: A Brief How To Guide or downloading the BRTB Public Testimony Rules and Procedures. Visit our calendar to find out when the next meetings will be held.


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. Usuarios de Relay MD marquen 7-1-1

Si se necesita información de Título VI en español, llame al 410-732-0500.