Baltimore Close to Approving $70 Billion Transportation Plan

The region’s proposed long-range plan includes over $11 billion for transit projects.

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June 16, 2023, 7:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

Writing in The Baltimore Sun, Calvin Ball and Steuart Pittman, the chairs of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council respectively, praise the proposed Resilience 2050: Adapting to the Challenges of Tomorrow long-range regional transportation plan.

With refreshing vigor from our new governor and growing calls from our communities for greater connectivity, we have an exciting opportunity to usher in a new generation of transit, bicycle, pedestrian, roadway and infrastructure preservation projects.

According to the authors, “Resilience 2050 anticipates nearly $70 billion in funding and allocates an unprecedented $11.3 billion for transit projects, including more than $1.8 billion to develop a major east-west transit corridor between Johns Hopkins Bayview and Ellicott City.” The plan also includes $11.1 billion in funding for highway projects that include bike and pedestrian improvements.

The public can comment on the plan until June 20.

Friday, June 16, 2023 in The Baltimore Sun

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