We built the region’s first employer-led blueprint to advance transportation solutions that strengthen regional mobility and improve quality of life. The Partnership’s Transportation Initiative is nothing without the time, leadership, and commitment from its Transportation Committee. View the list of members.
Regional mobility is critical to an
efficient, productive and
prosperous regional economy
It expands our options for employment and housing; it enables the connection of people, ideas, and innovation; and it shapes our quality of life.
Four Priorities for Our Region’s Transportation
Connect the Super Region: Through faster, more reliable and robust transportation options, we will create a more closely connected super-region—starting by bridging the major downtown activity centers of Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond – that maximizes the economic benefits of expanded access to talent, housing, and intellectual and social amenities.
Improve the Consumer Experience: Through an expanded, modernized, and coordinated network of transportation options cutting across our region’s jurisdictional boundaries, travel to and from daily destinations will be seamless and reliable, resulting in greater productivity and better quality of life.
Ensure Equitable Access: Through affordable and diverse transportation options, every resident of the Capital Region — regardless of his or her community — will have access to the employment, education, and healthcare opportunities that enable economic mobility and opportunity.
Integrate Innovation: By encouraging and enabling the consistent, seamless, and rapid adoption of mobility innovations across the region and its jurisdictional boundaries, we will enable and accelerate a highly connected super-region, an improved consumer experience, and more equitable access for all.
The two-part Capital Rail Vision study seeks to advance regional rail collaboration and integration to improve regional indicators for economic development, housing, and inclusive growth. As the first portion of the analysis, this Vision Report presents the current plans and systems for MARC, VRE and Amtrak; discusses a high- level proposal for an integrated regional rail system; and introduces expected benefits and barriers.
In preparing the Blueprint for Regional Mobility, we sought the expertise of numerous dedicated public officials and other transportation stakeholders, including elected officials, representatives of state and city departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, transit authorities, businesses, labor organizations, chambers of commerce, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations.
This study examines the potential economic and social benefits of a $28m plan to expand and connect existing trails in the city of Baltimore (Baltimore) to create the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network (the Greenway).
Transit improvements have been successful in attracting riders and in providing greater access for the residents. Ridership across the GRTC system increased 17 percent from July 2018–April 2019, compared to the same period the year before—while transit ridership nationally declined by nearly two percent.