Connecting Our Future

A Regional Transit Plan for Central Maryland

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A 25-Year Vision for Public Transportation

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) is leading the development of a new Regional Transit Plan for Central Maryland that will define public transportation goals over the next 25 years. The Plan addresses traditional transit (buses and trains) and explores new mobility options and technology to meet our region's transit needs.

About the RTP

MDOT MTA is collaborating with a broad range of partners, including the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan commission, local governments, transit providers, and area residents to develop a long-term vision for transit in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, and Howard County.

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About the RTP

MDOT MTA is collaborating with a broad range of partners, including the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan commission, local governments, transit providers, and area residents to develop a long-term vision for transit in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, and Howard County.

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RTP Commission Meeting

September 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Baltimore Metropolitan Council*
1500 Whetstone Way Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21230

* If circumstances demand that the meeting be held virtually, arrangements to do so will be shared by September 1.

Draft Plan

Read the draft Plan with public comment

The comment period has closed, but we invite you to read the draft Plan along with the comments we received.

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Focus Areas

The plan focuses on seven topics to provide a better understanding of what transit resources exist while also exploring opportunities to improve mobility.

State of Good Repair

Identify the level of reinvestment needed to maintain the existing transit services

Funding

Develop funding and financing strategies to support regional mobility services

New Mobility

Assess the new mobility options available, including scootershare, carshare, rideshare, and microtransit

Customer Experience

Improve the overall transit experience—from planning a trip to reaching a destination

Service Quality and Integration

Evaluate existing transit services and identify potential improvements

Access

Ensure areas served by transit are safe, comfortable, and convenient

Corridors of Opportunity

Identify corridors that could benefit from additional transit investment

State of Good Repair

State of Good Repair

Funding

Funding

New Mobility

New Mobility

Customer Experience

Customer Experience

Service Quality and Integration

Service Quality and Integration

Access

Access

Corridors of Opportunity

Corridors of Opportunity

Plan Development Timeline

The Maryland Metro/Transit Funding Act, passed by the Maryland State Legislature in 2018, requires that MDOT MTA complete the Plan by October 1, 2020 working with the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan Commission and the public. The Plan is being developed in three phases, and includes public involvement during each:

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Plan Timeline