How the Plan was Developed
Beginning in winter 2019, the Regional Transit Plan was developed over an 18-month period with the participation of the public, the Regional Transit Plan Commission, the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, a working group of the Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS), representatives from the local jurisdictions, and technical experts. The Plan was further shaped by valuable input from over 1,500 in-person interactions with members of the public throughout the region, plus thousands of responses to online surveys and hundreds of comments on the draft Plan in spring 2020. Per the legislation’s requirements, the Regional Transit Plan was finalized and submitted to the General Assembly by October 1, 2020.
Elements of the Planning Process
An iterative process of data analysis and public engagement resulted in a library of resources archived here for reference. This material includes presentations and supporting documentation from Commission meetings and open houses, as well as associated legislative documents, and local, regional, and state transportation plans.
Commission Meeting Materials
#5 Commission Meeting - 10.29.19
#6 Commission Meeting - 12.13.19
#7 Commission Meeting - 06.18.20
#8 Commission Meeting - 09.17.20
The Maryland Metro/Transit Funding Act requires MDOT MTA to complete this Plan by October 2020 in consultation with the RTP Commission and Baltimore Metropolitan Council. Please see below for the full legislation text as well as the relevant excerpt for the RTP: