BRTB (Baltimore Regional Transportation Board) Press Release

Contact: Barbara Herron, 410-732-9564  





BALTIMORE (May 9, 2013) - The Baltimore region does not meet the current federal air quality standards, and is designated as a moderate non-attainment area for ground-level ozone.

As a result, the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) must analyze both Plan It 2035, the long-range transportation plan, and the short-range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the region, to determine that projected emission levels will conform with the State Implementation Plan (SIP) developed by the Maryland Department of the Environment.

The draft report, Conformity Determination, details a comprehensive air quality analysis of Plan It 2035 and the amended 2012-2015 TIP for the Baltimore region. The analysis shows that the projects meet the 8-hour ozone and carbon monoxide SIP motor vehicle emissions budgets. The full report is available for download at

The BRTB will accept comments on the report through Saturday, May 25. Comments may be submitted in writing to:

Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
Offices @ McHenry Row
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230

Fax: 410-732-8248

Comments are also welcome at the BRTB Meeting on May 28 at 9 a.m. The BRTB meets at the above address.

For more information, contact Sara Tomlinson at or 410-732-0500 x 1035.
Working to improve the quality of life in the Baltimore region.

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) is the federally-recognized Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation in the Baltimore region. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) staff provides technical and staff support to the BRTB. BMC is the organization of the region's elected executives who are committed to identifying regional interests and developing collaborative strategies, plans and programs which will improve the quality of life and economic vitality throughout the region.


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 Barbara Herron
 Communications Officer   410-732-9564   


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