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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laura Van Wert, 410-732-9564

   

AMENDMENT TO THE 2012-2015
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT UNTIL NOVEMBER 21  
BALTIMORE, MD (October 29, 2013) - The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) will accept public comments for an amendment to add a project to the 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) until Thursday, November 21. The BRTB will vote on the amendment on Tuesday, November 26 at 9 a.m.
 
Howard County plans to renovate the Central Maryland Transportation Operations and Maintenance Facility in Annapolis Junction, with an estimated completion in 2015. The facility renovation, estimated to cost $8.8 million, will house staff and vehicles providing fixed-route and paratransit services in Anne Arundel County, Howard County, northern Prince George's County and the City of Laurel.

The amendment will allow the Federal Transit Administration to process pending grant funds for the project. This project was last included in the 2011-2014 TIP.

Comments will be accepted during a public meeting on Thursday, November 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Kings Contrivance Community Association building located at 7251 Eden Brook Drive in Columbia, MD 21046. Also the public may speak before the vote at the BRTB meeting on Tuesday, November 26 at 9 a.m. in the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's board room, located at the Offices @ McHenry Row, 1500 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230.

The public participation process for the TIP amendment will also meet the public participation requirements for the Maryland Transit Administration's Program of Projects (POP).

In addition, public comments will be accepted by email at comments@baltometro.org; by fax at 410-732-8248; on Twitter @Bmoreinvolved with the hashtag #BRTBlistens; or by mail at:

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

All mailed comments must be received no later than three days after the end of the comment period.

For more information, visit www.baltometro.org or contact Jason Biernat at
jbiernat@baltometro.org or 410-732-0500 x1048.

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Laura Van Wert 

Communications Officer    
410-732-9564
lvanwert@baltometro.org 

 

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