The Project Team is hosting a series of community meetings through the month of July (click here for flyer) in order to follow-up on information presented at the June 16th Public Open House and provide additional opportunities for community dialogue and input. Please see the Upcoming Meetings page for details.
In order to update the public prior to the June 16, 2015 Public Open House, the B&P Tunnel Project Team has prepared a set of downloadable boards to provide initial information. Information provided in these boards will also be included in presentations at the upcoming Public Open House, along with detailed updates on alternatives development and evaluation.
We encourage you to check out these boards and contact the B&P Tunnel Project Team with any questions or comments. We also look forward to seeing you at the Public Open House and discussing these questions and comments in-person.
Please join us for the Alternatives Public Open House to be held at Carver Vocational-Technical High School on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Public Open House will:
The meeting will be an open house format with identical presentations at 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm and 7:00 pm.
We welcome your input and encourage you to identify and discuss project-related issues throughout the planning process.
Can’t attend? Meeting materials also will be posted on this website (here) prior to the Public Open House.
Carver Vocational-Technical High School
2201 Presstman St.
Baltimore, MD 21216
The Public Open House will be held in the school gymnasium, which is accessed most conveniently from the Presstman Street Entrance/Parking Lot next to the athletic fields. Additional parking is available along Presstman Street and North Bentalou Street; a parking lot behind the school is accessible via North Pulaski Street. Signage will provide specific direction.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Amtrak, and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation hosted a series of Public Outreach Meetings on the B&P Tunnel engineering and environmental study. Baltimore City residents are encouraged to attend one of these meetings to learn more about the project.
The Public Outreach Meetings provided background information on the B&P Tunnel Project. The same information was shared at each meeting. The meetings were held at the following locations from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with a formal presentation starting at 6:30 pm:
|April 13, 2015
1311 North Gilmor St.
Baltimore, MD 21217
|April 14, 2015
Mt. Royal Elementary
121 McMechen St.
Baltimore, MD 21217
April 20, 2015
|April 21, 2015
Lockerman Bundy Elementary
301 North Pulaski St.
Baltimore, MD 21223
To learn more about the B&P Tunnel Project, be sure to check out our latest project newsletter.
The Preliminary Alternatives Screening Report (PASR) has been updated from the draft report prepared in October 2014. This final version has been prepared in consideration of input received from the public at the Public Open House on October 29, 2014, as well as input received from Federal and state regulatory agencies. For additional information on the PASR, please see the Preliminary Alternatives Screening Report tab under Environmental Studies.
A Public Open House was held on October 29, 2014 at Mt. Royal Elementary Middle School. Please see Public Involvement/Past Meetings for more information on the Open House including meeting materials. Check out a video of the Open House here.
A summary of the Public Open House is available here. This summary includes a synopsis of the Public Open House, a summary of comments received, and the actual comments received.
Please see the "Contact Us" tab at the top of this page for additional ways to submit comments and/or join the project mailing list.
The Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel is a two-track railroad tunnel underneath central Baltimore City. The tunnel opened in 1873 and is located between the West Baltimore MARC Station and Pennsylvania Station along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor (NEC). This section of the NEC is used by Amtrak and Maryland's MARC Commuter Rail passenger trains, as well as Norfolk Southern Railway freight trains. The B&P Tunnel is owned by Amtrak and should not be confused with the Howard Street Tunnel, which is owned by CSX and used solely by CSX freight trains.
Working to improve rail service, reliability and address a longstanding bottleneck along Amtrak's busy Northeast Corridor (NEC), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Amtrak are advancing an engineering and environmental study to examine various improvements to the 141-year-old Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland. MDOT was awarded a grant from FRA to complete the study as part of the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program. As part of the study, FRA will lead development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in close coordination with MDOT, the public, and other stakeholders.
Explore the tabs at the top of page to learn more about the B&P Tunnel Project and how you can get involved.