Federal RAISE Grant Provides $12 Million MDOT MTA Investment for Baltimore Transportation Hub

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has been awarded a $6 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) 2022 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. The grant will assist the $12 million Building Baltimore Penn Station Connections project to improve access in and around Baltimore’s Penn Station.

In addition to enhancing transportation connections for transit riders, motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, Building Baltimore Penn Station Connections will expand access to the local disadvantaged community, more than 20% of which lacks access to a car. This project will complement investments by other public and private partners to modernize and redevelop Baltimore Penn Station.

The project will fund several multi-modal improvements to enhance safety, reliability, accessibility and connectivity, including:

  • transit priority treatments on Charles and St. Paul streets, two of the highest volume bus corridors in Baltimore City, providing…
  • dedicated bus lanes on Charles Street that will connect to bus lanes installed with the North Avenue Rising project, and curb extensions at approximately 10 bus stops;
  • bus stop amenities including new real-time travel information and ticket vending machines;
  • dedicated curbside pick-up and drop-off locations for buses and for-hire vehicles; and
  • bicycle and pedestrian investments including traffic signal and crosswalk enhancements at Charles and St. Paul streets, secure bicycle parking and realignment of the Jones Falls Trail.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: August 15, 2022