Southeast Transportation Vision Plan
Under the current Transportation Impact Study legislation (11-529), the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) requires the development of a strategic plan for each of the identified mitigation zones to guide investment of development fees over the next five years (2015-2020). This study focuses on the Southeast Zone.
The Southeast Strategic Transportation Vision was published in July 2015 with three public meetings held between July 2015 and September 2015. The public comment period was open through October 25, 2015. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) received over 50 public comments through email, telephone, and the United States Post Office mail. The comments received were evaluated and where appropriate were included in the revised August 2016 Southeast Transportation Vision Plan.
The revised plan includes projects for all modes of transportation to increase capacity, improve traffic operations, mitigate congestion, and manage the curbside needs of residents. The study does not include an implementation schedule, as the plan is used to guide investment of development fees resulting from new private development within the zone boundaries.
The public is invited to provide additional comments on the Southeast Strategic Transportation Vision through October 10, 2016. DOT will submit the report to the Planning Commission for approval. Upon approval by the Planning Commission, DOT proposes a per trip fee schedule for approval by the Board of Estimates per the requirements of the Transportation Impact Study legislation (11-529).
The Department of Transportation has requested the Planning Commission to postpone the hearing for the Southeast Strategic Transportation Vision Plan in order for the communities in Southeast Baltimore to have additional opportunity to review and comment on the plan.
Comments may be sent to the attention of Valorie LaCour or mailed to Department of Transportation, TIS Coordinator, 417 East Fayette Street, Room 747, Baltimore, MD 21202 until December 19, 2016.