We built the region’s first CEO-led blueprint to advance regional mobility and infrastructure solutions that lower physical barriers to accessing opportunity and improving quality of life. Together, with regional partners, we are working to deliver results and, in turn, enable the most inclusively growing region in the country.
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; it opens access to new educational opportunities, and it shapes our quality of life.
Four Priorities for Our Region’s Transportation
Connect the Super Region: Through faster, more reliable, and robust mobility options, we will create a more closely connected super-region—with a focus on connecting the major downtown activity centers of Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond – to maximize the economic benefits of expanded access to talent, housing, and intellectual and social amenities.
Ensure Equitable Access: Through affordable, reliable, and diverse mobility options, every resident of the Capital Region — regardless of his or her community — will have access to employment, education, and healthcare opportunities that expand economic mobility and opportunity.
Improve the Consumer Experience: Through an expanded, modernized, and coordinated network of mobility 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.
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 Capital Region Rail Vision aims to advance regional rail collaboration to improve regional indicators for economic development, housing, and inclusive growth. The Vision presents the current plans and systems for MARC, VRE, and Amtrak; discusses a detailed proposal for an integrated regional rail system; and outlines the expected benefits and barriers to stronger economic and inclusive growth that can be unlocked by the Rail Vision.
This study examines the potential economic and social benefits of a $28m plan to expand and connect the existing trails in the City of Baltimore to create a unified 35-mile Baltimore Greenway Trails Network.
In preparing the Blueprint for Regional Mobility, we engaged hundreds of dedicated public officials and other mobility 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.
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.
This study describes the Greenway’s "economic footprint" to help stakeholders understand the estimated value created by completing the Greenway, including opportunities arising for the community, workers and local businesses and the flowthrough effects (supply chain and household consumption).
This report examines TOD potential near rail stations in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Anne Arundel or County) and identifies barriers to development. It also includes potential solutions and case study examples of TOD success achieved by other communities.
The purpose of this study is to spur conversation and provide preliminary analysis for a possible North-South Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line to complement the Richmond region’s existing East-West BRT line, “The Pulse.” The study seeks to draw key lessons from the East-West Pulse that will be critical to consider as a North-South line is advanced.