Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan Public Input Opportunity
Measures that improve transportation equity increase the availability of reliable, convenient, accessible, and affordable public transportation options for people without cars.
The Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan (CMRTP) is a 25-year plan for improving public transportation in Central Maryland (Baltimore City, and Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel, and Howard Counties). Its goal is to create a strong transit network that easily and reliably connects residents across multiple counties to important regional destinations in a sustainable and fiscally responsible way.
The first two transit corridors being studied are the East-West Corridor (Bayview to Ellicott City) and the North-South Corridor (Towson to Downtown Baltimore). The three transit modes being considered for these Corridors are:
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)- with dedicated bus lanes to save travel time and minimize disruptions due to road traffic
- Light Rail
- Heavy Rail
The public can submit their thoughts and opinions on the 7 proposed North-South Corridor routes until November 7 via an online survey; visit https://rtpcorridors.com/index.php/northsouth/alternatives to complete the survey. On the survey page you’ll find a chart comparing all the routes with each other as well as an interactive presentation detailing each of the 7 routes, including information on equity, the number of households that would benefit from the route, the number of present and future jobs along the route, and each options’ travel time, reliability, and cost to implement.
- Nora Miller Smith, LWVBCo Board Member