Comments Open on Baltimore-area Transportation Plan “Maximize2045”

A far-reaching regional transportation plan is open for comment, hosted by the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board.

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The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board is a sub-entity of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, which serves as a collaborative entity serving the entire Baltimore area.

About Maximize2045: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan

Maximize2045: A Performance-Based Transportation Plan is a regional long-range transportation plan that seeks to make the best use of—or maximize—the resources that make up and support the Baltimore region’s transportation system.

Maximize2045 contains a list of major capital transportation projects totaling $12 billion, which the region expects to implement from 2024 to 2045. Maximize2045 includes $65 billion in planned investment overall, with $53 billion allocated for operations and preservation of transportation systems in the region. The plan also establishes the region’s broad transportation goals and performance measures, which serve as guiding principles as the region plans and carries out projects. Developed over a two-year period, Maximize2045 takes into account anticipated funding levels through 2045, and future trends and demographics.

See more details on the BTRB website.

The public meetings will cross the central Maryland region:

Monday, May 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Harford County Government Center, Room 157 (220 S Main St, Bel Air, MD 21014
Accessible via Harford TransitLink

Tuesday, May 21 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Enoch Pratt Free Library – Pennsylvania Ave Branch (1531 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217)
Accessible via MDOT MD Transit Administration

Thursday, May 30 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Kent Island Senior Center (891 Love Point Rd, Stevensville, MD 21666)
Accessible via Queen Anne’s County Ride

Tuesday, June 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Arundel Mills Mall, Harmons Community Room (7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076)
Accessible via MDOT MD Transit Administration and Regional Transportation Agency (RTA)

Wednesday, June 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
CCBC Essex – Administrative Building (7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21237)
Accessible via MDOT MD Transit Administration

Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Carroll County Government Center, Reagan Room #3 (225 N. Center St, Westminster, MD 21157)
Accessible via Carroll Transit

Monday, June 10 from noon to 1p.m.
Online Meeting. Register to participate via computer, tablet or smartphone.

Tuesday, June 11 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Elkridge Public Library, Belmont/Hockley Room (6540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, MD 21075)
Accessible via MDOT MD Transit Administration and Regional Transportation Agency (RTA)

Light refreshments will be served and activities for children will be provided.

Comments are also welcome during the public comment opportunity at the BRTB meetings at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, Tuesday, June 25, and Tuesday, July 23 (scheduled vote). Please check the BMC website for meeting locations.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties
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