BRTB (Baltimore Regional Transportation Board) Press Release

Contact: Laura Van Wert, 410-732-9564  


BALTIMORE, MD (November 6, 2014) - The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) will accept public comments for two amendments proposed for the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) until Friday, December 5. The BRTB will vote on the amendments on Tuesday, December 16, at 9 a.m.


The 2014-2017 TIP, which is the list of regional transportation projects requesting funding, includes more than $2 billion in proposed federal, state and local money for highway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects during the next four years. The funding goes towards maintaining, operating and expanding the transportation system. The TIP is fiscally constrained.


  • The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) proposes adding a new state safety oversight project to the TIP with $1.6 million in federal and state funding for the fiscal years of 2015 and 2016. The Federal Transit Administration Safety Oversight program seeks to improve safety and security for all modes of transit by establishing security standards and coordination mechanisms between various agencies. This would be accomplished through data collection, risk analysis, policy development, hazard investigation and effective oversight by various agencies. Funds would go toward staffing, training, consultant services and miscellaneous equipment.
  • The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) proposes updating the MD 140 highway project to reflect an addition $1.28 million in state funding for right-of-way and construction of a culvert from south of Garrison View Road to north of Painters Mill Road. This project is part of the larger MD 140 (Reisterstown Road): South of Garrison View Road to north of the Owings Mills Boulevard overpass project. Improving MD 140 (Reisterstown Road) is a top transportation priority for Baltimore County.


BRTB will host webinars on Tuesday, November 18, at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 19, at 4 p.m. to share information and answer questions regarding these two proposed TIP amendments.


In addition, public comments will be accepted by email at; by fax at 410-732-8248; on Twitter @BaltoMetroCo and @bmoreinvolved, using the hashtag #BRTBlistens; or by mail at:


Attn: Public Involvement Coordinator

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

Baltimore, MD 21230


For more information, visit or contact Regina Aris, transportation assistant director and policy planning manager, by email at  or by phone at 410-732-9572.


The BRTB is the federally recognized metropolitan planning organization for transportation in the region. BMC provides the BRTB with technical and staff support.


The BRTB 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.


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Laura Van Wert
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