BRTB SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON UPDATED BUDGET & WORK PROGRAM (UPWP) FOR FY 2022-2023
BALTIMORE, MD (Tuesday, February 9, 2021) – The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) seeks public comments on its draft updated Budget & Work Program, or Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), for Transportation Planning for Fiscal Years 2022-2023 through Thursday, March 11, 2021.
What is the UPWP?
The BRTB’s Budget & Work Program is known as the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for Transportation Planning. It is a federal requirement that details projects, studies and other activities to be completed by BRTB members and staff of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC).
The BRTB develops this list of regional transportation planning activities every two fiscal years. This UPWP includes a budget for FY 2022 of $9,000,000 and an estimated FY 2023 budget of $6,290,000.
UPWP funds support staff for regional planning activities with some consultant assistance. New projects for FY 2022 include:
Patapsco Regional Greenway – Funds consultant services to advance the design and planning for a segment of the Patapsco Regional Greenway, the proposed 30-mile trail from Sykesville in Carroll County to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Segment: Guinness Open Gate Brewery to the Southwest Area Park.
Corridor Analysis to support Implementation of the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan – to begin the corridor feasibility study phase by defining and evaluating preliminary alternatives for a number of the corridors identified in the RTP. Analysis may include routes, service patterns, alignments, levels of service, potential modes and system requirements. Evaluation could include elements from the FTA Capital Investment Grant program and/or a P3 screening mechanism.
The BRTB is scheduled to vote on the final Budget & Work Program on Friday, April 16.