Maximize2040 for a Greater Baltimore Region
Thank you for your interest in Maximize2040:  A Performance-Based Transportation Plan - an initiative of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) that seeks to make the best use of the region's limited resources for our region's residents and businesses. 

After many months of planning and discussions with key stakeholders and the public, the BRTB has released a draft version of Maximize2040 for public comment through Thursday, October 15.

More than $54 billion in transportation improvements and funding for operating, maintaining, and expanding the region's transportation network are planned in Maximize2040These investments will shape our region's future for decades to come. 

Highlights of and links to the draft investment  plan, as well as a list of ways you can share your feedback, are listed below and full details can be found online at maximize2040.com. We hope to hear from you! 
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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PROJECT LIST & FUNDING MIX?

Below is a brief description of select highway and transit projects in Maximize2040. A full list can be downloaded from the Maximize2040 website. 

In addition, a breakdown of how the BRTB plans to invest the $54 billion in funding is shown in the next image. After lookin at the full list of projects and the funding mix, tell us what you think (see how to share your thoughts below).  
Maximize2040 Projects Map
See the full list of projects at maximize2040.com
  • Road widening of I-695, from I-95 to MD 122, and from I-95 to I-83, for $1.49 billion. 
  • Widening MD 295, from I-195 to MD 100, for $287 million. 
  • The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) MARC Growth and Investment Plan, a $668 million project to improve mainline capacity, maintenance facilities and station areas. 
  • $155 million for potential Complete Streets/bicycle and pedestrian initiatives. 
  • Reconstructing and widening U.S. 50, from I-97 to MD 2, for $353 million. 
  • Widening MD 175, from the Howard County line to MD 170, for $274 million.
  • $219 million to widen I-795, from Franklin to Owings Mills boulevards; adding auxiliary lanes to Owings Mills Boulevard; and adding a new interchange at Dolfield Boulevard. 
  • $189 million to widen MD 32, from MD 26 to the Howard County line; and adding bicycle and pedestrian facilities. 
  • $537 million to widen of MD 22, from MD 543 to the Aberdeen Proving Ground Gate; adding an HOV lane from Old Post Road to the Aberdeen Proving Ground Gate; and creating bicycle and pedestrian access where applicable. 
  • Adding Bus Rapid Transit for $480 million on U.S. 29, from Mt. Hebron to MD 198. 
  • Improving Moravia Road, from Belair Road to Sinclair Lane, with $12 million in upgrades to the roadway, curbs, sidewalks, streetscape and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) elements. 
  • Constructing the Bayview MARC station, a $73 million new station on Lombard Street at Bayview Boulevard. 
Maximize2040 Draft Funding Breakdown
Here's How You Can Learn More About
Maximize2040 or Share Your Thoughts


Join us for a Town Hall Meeting - Mark Your Calendars!
Tell us at a Town Hall Meeting
The BRTB will host a series of Town Hall meetings to share information about Maximize2040 and accept comments. 

Monday, September 21 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Carroll County Office Building - Room 003 
225 North Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157 

Monday, September 28 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Emergency Operations Center 
2220 Ady Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050 

Wednesday, September 30 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Annapolis High School - Cafeteria 
2700 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 

Wednesday, October 7 - 7 to 9 p.m. 
Baltimore County Planning Dept. Hearing Room (Jefferson Bldg.)
105 W. Chesapeake Ave, 1st Floor, Towson, MD 21204 

Thursday, October 8 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Benton Building, Third Floor 
417 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

 
Join us for a Town Call via computer or telephone Join us for a Town Call:
If you are unable to make it in person to one of our Town Hall meetings, please join us via telephone or computer on: 

Thursday, October 1 - 12 to 1 p.m. 
Join by computer or smartphone @ bit.ly/Maximize2040TownCall
Call in by phone: 1-877-309-2070; Enter Access Code: 743-489-149





Fill out a comment card or write a letter 
Mail it to us at: 

The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230 

  
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Fill Out a Survey 

Take a few minutes to answer some questions in our online survey and let us know what you think about this draft investment plan.





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ADDITONAL DOCUMENTS OPEN FOR COMMENT
BRTB welcomes comments on Air Quality Report and amendments to short-range plan

The BRTB also seeks public comments on two other transportation documents until Thursday, October 15. 

Amendments to Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 
The 2016-2019 TIP is a fiscally constrained list of regional transportation projects requesting federal funding. It includes more than $2.5 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. Amendments occur in the TIP because of changes to project scope and funding or changes to federal documentation policies. Public comment periods and meetings aim to keep communication open regarding these changes. 

The follow changes are proposed for the 2016-2019 TIP: 
  • Baltimore Red Line - The MTA proposes updating the TIP to reflect that the Baltimore Red Line project, a $2.65 billion 14.1-mile light rail transit line, will no longer move forward. At this time, the only funds being shown in the TIP are Fiscal Year 2016 state funds in the amount of $4.5 million, which will be used to close out the project. The 2016-2019 TIP Baltimore Red Line project previously allocated a total of $800 million in funding. 
  • East Baltimore Development Inc. (EBDI) Road ReconstructionBaltimore City proposes adding the $6.8 million EBDI Road Reconstruction Project. This new project encompasses four square blocks north of the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore campus at Chase and McDonogh Streets and Rutland Avenue. The roadway and infrastructure improvements are intended to support expected community and business redevelopment. The project utilizes funds from two SAFETEA-LU federal earmarks. The project allocates in both FY 2016 and FY 2017 a total of $2.72 million in federal funding and $680,000 in matching funding. 


Air Quality Conformity Report - Maximize2040 Draft Plan Air Quality Conformity Determination Report

Air Quality Conformity Determination Report The Baltimore region does not meet Clean Air Standards and so must review its current transportation plan and program to ensure conformity with the State Air Quality Implementation Plan (SIP). The Air Quality Conformity Determination Report details a comprehensive analysis of effects of the amended 2016-2019 TIP for the Baltimore region and the long-range projects in Maximize2040. The report addresses the following criteria pollutants: ozone, fine particulate matter and carbon monoxide.


Maximize 2040 is an initiative of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board