Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan: First Regional Transit Plan for Baltimore Since 2002

Transit planners in the Baltimore area are working on plans for a more reliable, useful regional transit system.

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May 13, 2020, 6:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Alex Holt reports on the first draft of the much-anticipated Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan (RTP), released in April by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). 

The RTP is the first major transit plan for Baltimore and surrounding counties since the MTA’s 2002 Regional Rail Plan, so there is plenty of work to do to deliver my reliable transit service to the region, which it aims to do by focusing on small, systematic goals, according to Holt. 

"The plan’s highlights include universal real-time passenger information, a completely electrified bus system with 85% on-time performance, 10 new miles of bus lanes, 2-3 'transit corridors' ready-made for bus rapid transit (BRT) or light rail in the short term, and as many as 30 such corridors in the long run," reports Holt. More details are included in the source article.

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