Amendment to BRTB Bylaws to add Queen Annes County
Open for Public Review
Queen Anne’s County to join BRTB as non-voting member
New Voting Status
In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau expanded the Baltimore Urbanized Area to include the Kent Island area of Queen Anne’s County. The portion, which sits along the Chesapeake Bay closest to Anne Arundel County, has strong economic and transportation ties to the Baltimore region. As a result, Queen Anne’s County became a non-voting member of the BRTB for purposes of coordinating federal transportation investment in the region in November 2015.
In 2016, Queen Anne’s County expressed interest in becoming members of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC), which provides staff and coordination for the BRTB. Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law an expansion of BMC’s membership on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Queen Anne’s County will officially join BMC in October 2017.
The proposed amendment to the BRTB’s bylaws would formalize this change.
Public Review and Comment Period
A public review period will be held from Monday, May 1 until Thursday, June 1. During this time, comments are welcome via mail, fax, email, social media, and in person during the Public Comment Opportunity during the BRTB meetings on Tuesday, May 23, and Tuesday, June 27, at 9 a.m.
About the BRTB
The BRTB is an 13-member board representing the cities of Annapolis and Baltimore, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Queen Anne’s counties, as well as the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Maryland Department of Environment, the Maryland Department of Planning, the Maryland Transit Administration and Harford Transit.
The BRTB, as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Baltimore region, is directly responsible for making sure that any money spent on existing and future transportation projects and programs is based on a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive (3-C) planning process. All transportation projects and programs that receive federal funding in our region go through this planning process. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) provides the BRTB with staff support.
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