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Special Public Meetings Schedule, Agenda and Minutes

Anyone planning to attend a meeting announced below who wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations is invited to contact 711 (MD Relay) at least 48 hours in advance.


Phase 1 South: American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-370 Toll Rate Range Setting Process

PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has scheduled public hearings as part of the toll rate range setting process public comment period for proposed High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes in Phase 1 South: American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-370. The public comment period opened May 20 and continues through August 12. Written and voicemail comments are now being accepted, and the hearings will provide additional opportunity to comment on the proposed toll rate ranges for the record through public or one-on-one testimony.

Two in-person testimony hearing sessions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 12, at the Hilton Washington D.C./Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Rockville, and two call-in testimony hearing sessions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. During the hearings there will be no formal presentation and no responses to questions can be given. The public can listen live to the hearings via telephone or livestream at mdta.maryland.gov/ALB270TollSetting.

Registration is now open for those wishing to provide testimony during a public hearing. Registration is available at mdta.maryland.gov/ALB270TollSetting or by calling 888-725-0174. Members of the public will be allotted three minutes, and elected officials will be allotted five minutes, per person, for testimony. Prior to attending a public hearing, the MDTA encourages review of all public hearing materials available in the Virtual Information Room.

MDTA’s toll rate range proposal is limited in focus to solely Phase 1 South: American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-370. The elements of the MDTA staff tolling proposal for public comment are Minimum and Maximum Toll Rate Ranges, Soft Rate Caps, Escalation Factors, and Discounts that are detailed in the public hearing materials at mdta.maryland.gov/ALB270TollSetting.

The in-person testimony public hearing sessions on July 12 in Rockville will provide opportunities for verbal public testimony for the record and will be livestreamed. For those who wish, one-on-one testimony can be presented via court reporter in a separate area. Limited printed copies of the informational boards presented in the Virtual Information Room will be available. All MDTA staff and participants at the in-person hearing will be required to follow current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 precautions. During the sessions, a limited number of registrants may be allowed, socially distanced, in the testimony room. Observers and others in the queue to present testimony will be required to wait in a designated space to allow social distancing within the building.

The July 14 call-in testimony public hearing sessions will allow an opportunity for verbal public testimony via telephone (advanced registration required to be admitted to the phone queue). To provide one-on-one testimony during the call-in hearing sessions, call 855-701-1977 and leave a single voicemail message limited to three minutes.

In addition to the hearings, written comments and call-in testimony through voicemail will be accepted for the official record through 5 p.m. Thursday, August 12. Those interested may: ·

  • submit an electronic comment form at mdta.maryland.gov/ALB270TollSetting;
  • download and email a completed comment form to ALB270TollSetting@mdta.maryland.gov;
  • print and mail a completed comment form to Phase 1 South: American Legion Bridge I-270 to I-370 Toll Rate Range Public Comment, Maryland Transportation Authority, 2310 Broening Highway, Baltimore, MD 21224; or
  • provide call-in testimony at 855-701-1977 and leave a single voicemail that is limited to three minutes.

ALL COMMENTS received, whether at the hearing or through other methods, will be given EQUAL CONSIDERATION.

If you are unable to access the hearing materials online, or if you require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or require language translation services (free of charge), please contact the MDTA’s Title VI Officer at mdtaeeo@mdta.maryland.gov or at 410-537-6720 at least ten days prior to the first hearing.

Public Hearing Livestream Archive

Listen to the public hearing livestreams here (mp4):

View the public hearing testimony transcripts here (PDF):

Additional Information:

  1. MDTA NEWS RELEASE – TOLL RATE RANGE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OPENS FOR PHASE 1 SOUTH: AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE I-270 TO I-370
  2. MDTA NEWS RELEASE – PUBLIC HEARINGS SET FOR PROPOSED HOT LANE TOLL RATE RANGES FOR PHASE 1 SOUTH: AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE I-270 TO I-370
  3. MDTA NEWS RELEASE – ** REMINDER ** PUBLIC HEARINGS SET FOR PROPOSED HOT LANE TOLL RATE RANGES FOR PHASE 1 SOUTH: AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE I-270 TO I-370

BAY BRIDGE CROSSING STUDY TIER 1 NEPA
TIER 1 DEIS PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) invite all interested parties to join us at our Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Bay Crossing Study Public Hearings. Originally scheduled for December, release of the DEIS was delayed due to concerns with rising state COVID-19 rates and associated restrictions. In following public health guidance and to ensure adequate opportunity for the public to comment, MDTA and its federal partners at the FHWA updated the roll-out schedule. The purpose of the Bay Crossing Study is to consider corridors for providing additional capacity and access across the Chesapeake Bay in order to improve mobility, travel reliability, and safety at the existing Bay Bridge. The Public Hearings will be made up of two components - a Public Hearing Virtual Information Room (VIR) and Live Testimony Sessions. The live testimony will consist of four call-in sessions, with two in-person opportunities also available. Each testimony session will include the opportunity to provide public and one-on-one testimony. There will be no formal presentation during the testimony sessions, and no responses to questions will be given. Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis and MDTA’s commitment to protect the public and agency members, the public is encouraged to provide public testimony through the call-in sessions.

Those who wish to provide testimony will need to pre-register in advance via baycrossingstudy.com or via telephone at 877-249-8370.Members of the public will have three minutes per person to give testimony. Please sign up only once to provide oral testimony. Each testimony session will follow the same format and will be broadcast on-line at baycrossingstudy.com or via telephone at 855-640-0504. Those who wish to listen live and/or leave your testimony by voicemail during the testimony session, call 855-640-0504

Public Hearing Virtual Information Room (VIR) Begins February 23, 2021

Beginning February 23, 2021 the DEIS and public hearing materials will be available for review in the VIR at baycrossingstudy.com.

The public is encouraged to review these materials and provide comment. If you are unable to access the DEIS via the website or if additional assistance is required, please call 877-249-8370 or email the project team at info@baycrossingstudy.com.In the VIR, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • review information on the Tier 1 DEIS and the MDTA-Recommended Preferred Corridor Alternative
  • register to give public or one-on-one testimony
  • learn how to submit and provide written comments

Live Testimony Sessions Begin April 14, 2021

CALL-IN TESTIMONY SESSIONS

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Call-in sessions
 

Thursday, April 15, 2021
1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Call-in sessions 

LIVE TESTIMONY SESSIONS

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Double Tree Hotel
210 Holiday Court

Annapolis, MD 21401

Thursday, April 22, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Kent Island American Legion Hall
800 Romancoke Road

Stevensville, MD 21666

 

To encourage social distancing, display boards will be available online only. Social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced, including required face coverings, hand sanitizing stations, and limiting capacity in the hearing room to only those that are providing testimony.

Comments may be submitted during the comment period through May 10, 2021 via mail, email, project website, public testimony, and one-on-one testimony. All comments received, whether at the hearing through oral testimony or through other methods (project website, email, and mail), will be given equal consideration.

Individuals who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact
the MDTA at 410-537-1000 (711 for MD Relay) no later than ten business days before the live testimony session, if they wish to participate.

Additional Information:

1. MDTA NEWS RELEASE - BAY CROSSING STUDY TIER 1 DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW & COMMENT


MD 24 Northbound Auxiliary Lane Virtual Public Meeting:

Join Us for  an I-95 ETL Northbound Extension
MD 24 Northbound Auxiliary Lane Virtual Public Meeting
Thursday, February 4, 7p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Access via Microsoft Teams here
For the audio-only version of the meeting, call 443-409-5228 and when prompted for the Conference ID, dial 392 690 160#.

Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency and the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) commitment to the protection of our customers and team members, we are practicing social distancing by holding a virtual public meeting for the MD 24 Northbound Auxiliary Lane.

The MDTA will be providing an opportunity to learn more about the MD 24 Northbound Auxiliary Lane as part of the I-95 ETL Northbound Extension through a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams.

At the virtual update you will:

  • Learn about improvements on northbound MD 24 from MD 924 to north of Singer Road
  • Learn about major project elements, including transportation improvements and noise walls
  • Participate in a question & answer session with the project team. The MDTA encourages you to submit your questions in advance by 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 to the project email at I95ETLNB@mdta.maryland.gov. Time permitting, live questions may be answered.

If you are unable to join us, please visit the project website at mdta.maryland.gov/I95ETLNB/home.html to view all virtual public meeting materials and submit feedback by February 18, 2021.

Please submit questions and comments regarding the MD 24 Northbound Auxiliary Lane through the project email address I95ETLNB@mdta.maryland.gov or via US mail to the address, below.

Maryland Transportation Authority
Attn: Brian Wolfe, PE
Director of Project Development
Office of Engineering and Construction
8019 Corporate Drive, Suite F
Nottingham, MD 21236

Individuals who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the project team at I95ETLNB@mdta.maryland.gov.

Meeting Materials:

 


I-895/Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Toll Plaza and Interchange Improvements Project Virtual Public Meeting
Virtual Public Meeting:

Please join our I-895/Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Toll Plaza and Interchange Improvements Project Virtual Public Meeting!
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
(7:00 PM to 8:00 PM)

Access via Microsoft Teams here.
For the audio-only version of the meeting, call
+1 443-409-5228 and when prompted for the
Conference ID, dial 115 015 123#

Recognizing the COVID-19 state of emergency and the MDTA’s commitment to the protection of our customers and team members, we are practicing social distancing by holding a Virtual Public Meeting for the I-895/Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Toll Plaza and Interchange Improvements Project.

Join us to learn about the project purpose and need, proposed project improvements and how they address the purpose and need, potential project impacts and mitigation, and anticipated project schedule. The meeting will include a video presentation, followed by a question and answer period.

Individuals wishing to participate in the virtual project update and who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or require language translation services (free of charge), should contact the project team at I895TollPlaza@mdta.maryland.gov at least seven days prior to the update.


MD 152 Park and Ride Virtual Update

Join Us for  an I-95 ETL Northbound Extension
MD 152 Park and Ride Virtual Update
Thursday, June 11 7p.m. - 8p.m.
 
Access via Microsoft Teams here
For the audio-only version of the meeting, call
443-409-5228 and when prompted for the
Conference ID, dial 961 768 356#.

Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency and the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) commitment to the protection of our customers and team members, we are practicing social distancing by holding a virtual public update for the MD 152 Park and Ride.

The MDTA will be providing an opportunity to learn more about the MD 152 Park and Ride as part of the I-95 ETL Northbound Extension through a virtual update using Microsoft Teams.

At the virtual update you will:

  • Learn how improvements along the I-95 corridor will result in the closure of the existing MD 152 Park and Ride lot.
  • Learn about new options for the MD 152 Park and Ride lot location.
  • Participate in a question & answer session with the project team. The MDTA encourages you to submit your questions in advance by 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 to the project email at I95ETLNB@mdta.maryland.gov. Time permitting, live questions may be answered.
  • Find out how to submit your feedback for the MD 152 Park and Ride relocation.

Please submit questions and comments regarding the MD 152 Park and Ride through the project email address I95ETLNB@mdta.maryland.gov or via US mail to the address, below.

Maryland Transportation Authority
Attn: Brian Wolfe, PE
Director of Project Development
Office of Engineering and Construction
8019 Corporate Drive, Suite F
Nottingham, MD 21236

Individuals who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the project team at: I95ETLNB@mdta.maryland.gov.

Meeting materials

 

I-95 at Belvidere Road Transporation Improvement Study Virtual Project Update
May 19, 2020

I-95 at Belvidere Road Transporation Improvement Study Virtual Project Update from TheMDTA on Vimeo.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:


Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study: Tier 1 NEPA (Bay Crossing Study) Open Houses

Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, Sept. 24
6-8 p.m.
Kent County High School
25301 Lambs Meadow Rd.
Worton, MD 21678

Thursday, Sept. 26
6-8 p.m.
Calvert High School
600 Dares Beach Rd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Tuesday, Oct. 1
6-8 p.m.
Middle River Middle School
800 Middle River Rd.
Middle River, MD 21220

Wednesday, Oct. 2
6-8 p.m.
Anne Arundel Community College
Student Union (SUN) Dining Hall (Use Parking Lot A)
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold, MD 21012

Thursday, Oct. 3
6-8 p.m.
Talbot County Community Center
10028 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601

Wednesday, Oct. 9
6-8 p.m.
Kent Island High School
900 Love Point Rd.
Stevensville, MD 21666

Monday, Oct. 28
(6-8 p.m.)
Annapolis High School
2700 Riva Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21401

 

Locations will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Sign-language interpreters, non-English language interpreters, real-time captioning and assisted listening devices can be provided upon request. Individuals who require these accommodations or auxiliary aids should contact the MDTA at 410-537-1000 (711 for MD Relay) no later than three business days before the date they wish to attend.

Additional Information:


Toll Modernization Public Hearings:

Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, Sept. 3
Perryville High School

1696 Perryville Road
Perryville, MD 21903

Monday, Sept. 9
Patapsco Arena

3301 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, MD 21230

Monday, Sept. 16
Havre de Grace Activity Center

351 Lewis Lane
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Wednesday, Sept. 4
Dundalk Middle School

7400 Dunmanway
Dundalk, MD 21222

Tuesday, Sept. 10
High Point High School

3601 Powder Mill Road
Beltsville, MD 20705

Tuesday, Sept. 17
Piccowaxen Middle School

12834 Rock Point Road
Newburg, MD 20664

Thursday, Sept. 5
Gaithersburg Middle School

2 Teachers Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Thursday, Sept. 12
Kent Island High School

900 Love Point Road
Stevensville, MD 21666

Thursday, Sept. 19
Severn River Middle School

241 Peninsula Farm Road
Arnold, MD 21012

The hearings will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM (6:00 – 6:30 PM open house; 6:30-8:00 PM public testimony). The same information will be presented at each location. The general public will be allowed three minutes per person.  Locations will be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Sign-language interpreters, non-English language interpreters, real-time captioning and assisted listening devices can be provided upon request. Individuals who require these accommodations or auxiliary aids should contact the MDTA at 410-537-1000 (711 for MD Relay) no later than three business days before the date they wish to attend.

Additional Information:


I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL) Northbound Extension Update

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will be providing two opportunities to receive updates on the I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL) Northbound Extension.  No formal presentation will be given, and the same information will be provided at each location. You are invited to attend anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Monday, August 5
Perry Hall High School
4601 Ebenezer Road, Nottingham, MD 21236
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7
William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School
2706 Philadelphia Road, Abingdon, MD 21009
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Additional information:


Cashless Tolling Informational Open Houses:

Monday, May 20, 2019
(6-8 p.m.)

Ferndale Volunteer Fire Dept.
4 Broadview Blvd. South
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
(6-8 p.m.)

Havre de Grace Activity Center
351 Lewis Lane
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
(6-8 p.m.)

Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center
323 Sollers Point Road
Dundalk, Maryland 21222

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
(6-8 p.m.)

Perryville High School
1696 Perryville Road
Perryville, MD 21903

Learn about the benefits of cashless tolling, how it works and have the opportunity to sign-up for E-ZPass Maryland. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on the best E-ZPass plan for your travel needs. There will not be a formal presentation. The same information will be provided at each Open House.

Additional information:

 


I-95 At Belvidere Road Study Informational Open House:

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  • 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Cecil College
  • 1 Seahawk Drive
  • North East, MD 21901

Thursday, January 17, 2019 
(Snow date January 24)

  • 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Perryville Community Fire Company
  • 920 Principio Furnace Road
  • Perryville, MD 21903 
     

Additional Information:


Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study Tier 1 NEPA Public Meetings:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Calvert High School
  • 600 Dares Beach Road
  • Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

  • 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Broadneck High School
  • 1265 Green Holly Drive
  • Arnold, MD 21409

Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Kent County Middle School
  • 402 E. Campus Avenue
  • Chestertown, MD 21620

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

  • 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Middle River Middle School
  • 800 Middle River Road
  • Middle River, MD 21220

Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Cambridge South Dorchester High School
  • 2475 Cambridge Beltway
  • Cambridge, MD 21613

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

  • 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Chesapeake College
  • 1000 College Circle
  • Wye Mills, MD 21679

Additional Information:


I-95 Access Improvements Study Public Hearings:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • 6 - 8 p.m.
  • National Federation of the Blind
  • 200 East Wells Street
  • Baltimore, MD 21230

Saturday, April 28, 2018

  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson Elementary/Middle School
  • 2501 Seabury Road
  • Baltimore, MD 21225

Additional Information:


I-95 Express Toll Lanes (ETL) Northbound Extension Public Meetings:

Monday, February 26, 2018

Joppa Magnolia Fire Hall
1403 Old Mountain Road South, Joppa, MD 21085
4 - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

American Legion Overlea-Perry Hall Post #130
8666 Silver Lake Dr., Perry Hall, MD 21128
4 - 7 p.m.

Additional Information:


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