December 8, 2016 and December 10, 2016 Community Information Meetings

Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Mt. Royal Elementary Middle School
121 McMechen Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

Saturday, December 10, 2016
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Carver Vocational-Technical High School 

2201 W. Presstman Street
Baltimore, MD 21216

Project Information Presentations will occur at 6:30 p.m. (Thursday) and 11:30 a.m. (Saturday).  Informational boards and project staff will be available throughout the meeting period and copies of the FEIS document also will be available for review.

The public is encouraged to review the FEIS and submit any feedback regarding the document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Written comments can be forwarded to: B&P Tunnel Project, 81 W. Mosher Street, Baltimore, MD 21217.

A public review period for the document will begin on November 25, 2016, and continue through December 27, 2016.  CLICK HERE to view the FEIS online and specific locations where the document can be viewed.

April 6, 2016, and April 16, 2016 Public Open Houses

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Frederick Douglass High School Cafeteria

2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway
Baltimore, MD 21207

Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Carver Vocational-Technical High School Cafeteria

2201 W. Presstman Street
Baltimore, MD 21216

Public Open House materials are available on the meeting materials page.

The purpose of these Public Open Houses are to:

  • Review the revisions to Alternative 3B that minimize community impacts.
  • Communicate that Alternative 3B Revised is still under consideration.
  • Receive input from public on Alternative 3B Revised.
  • Explain the disadvantages of Alternative 3A Revised and Alternative 3C Revised when compared to Alternative 3B Revised.
  • Communicate that the proposed Whitelock Street and Brookfield Avenue intermediate vent plant location is no longer being considered.
  • Review the intermediate vent plant locations along North Avenue that are still under consideration.
  • Respond to public questions asked during the DEIS comment period regarding freight trains, vibration, air quality, and the need for four tracks.
  • Explain the next steps for the Project.

Please submit comments on the information provided at these meetings by April 30, 2016. Comments may be mailed to 81 Mosher Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21217; e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or submitted via the online comment form.

B&P Public Hearings held on February 1st, February 6th, and February 17

Thank you for your participation in the Public Hearings held on February 1st, February 6th, and February 17th. Your testimony on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is integral to the continued development of the B&P Tunnel Project alternatives.

The boards for the Public Hearings are available on the Meeting Materials page.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the B&P Tunnel Project has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The DEIS presents the Project’s purpose and need, an analysis of the project alternatives, and an assessment of environmental considerations. The DEIS is now available online for public review and comment under Environmental Studies - Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Announcement of Public Hearings page. Hard copies of the DEIS are also available for review at several Baltimore City locations.

Please note that DEIS comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday, February 26, 2016.

As detailed in the Public Hearing Brochure, comments can be made through the following methods:

  1. Give your oral testimony at a Public Hearing.
  2. Leave your written comments with the Project Team at a Public Hearing. 
  3. Mail a written comment to the B&P Tunnel Project DEIS Comment (81 W. Mosher Street, Baltimore, MD 21217) on or before 5:00 pm on Friday, February 26, 2016.
  4. Submit a comment through the comment form on this website, with “DEIS COMMENT” included in the text.
  5. Send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “DEIS COMMENT” as the subject line before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016.

Please note: All comments, whether written, verbal or electronic, will be given equal consideration in the DEIS project deliberation. ALL comments received on or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016 will become part of the official record.

Community Shares Input at B&P Tunnel June Open House

Thank you to all who attended the B&P Tunnel Project Public Open House held on June 16, 2015 at Carver Vocational-Technical High School. The event provided an excellent opportunity to share information and gather community feedback regarding the proposed tunnel alternatives. Over 60 people attended.

Concerns and questions raised at the Public Open House included: construction and operational impacts to homes, neighborhoods, businesses, and historic districts and properties; noise and vibration; location and visual impacts of ventilation plants; other environmental impacts; improvements to travel times; and opportunities for transit-oriented development.

Public input is key to the study, as it helps the Project Team identify community needs and concerns and evaluate environmental (natural, socioeconomic, and cultural) impacts. If you did not have a chance to attend the Public Open House, please view the Open House displays here. You may submit comments through the online Comment Form or by mail or email under Contact Information. Thank you.

Community Meetings - July 2015

The Federal Railroad Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Amtrak, and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation will host a series of community meetings on the B&P Tunnel engineering and environmental study. Members of the community are encouraged to attend one of these meetings to learn more about the project.

The meetings will follow up on information presented at the June 2015 Open House and will provide additional opportunities for community dialogue and input. The same information will be shared at each meeting. The meetings will be held at the following locations from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with a formal presentation starting at 6:30 pm:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Perkins Square Baptist Church
2500 Edmondson Ave, Baltimore, MD 21223

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
2812 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21215

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Mt. Royal Elementary Middle School 121 McMechen St, Baltimore, MD 21217

Public Open House - June 2015 

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:

  • Provide details on alternatives, including evaluation criteria;
  • Present engineering and environmental information; and
  • Solicit public comments on alternatives and provide an updated project timeline.

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.

Public Outreach Meetings - April 2015

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
Gilmor Elementary
1311 North Gilmor St.
Baltimore, MD 21217
April 14, 2015
Mt. Royal Elementary
121 McMechen St.
Baltimore, MD 21217

April 20, 2015
Westside Elementary
2235 North Fulton Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217

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.

 


Public Open House - October 2014

Public Open House of the B&P Tunnel Project was held: 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Mt. Royal Elementary Middle School
121 McMechen Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

A summary of the October 29, 2014 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.

The open house was held to:

You may view a video of the Open House here

Meeting Materials:

Please submit comments on Preliminary Alternatives by November 14, 2014

See Contact Us/Comment Form to make comments and to sign up for the project mailing list. You can also email comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:

B&P Tunnel Project
81 Mosher Street
Baltimore, MD 21217


Public Open House - June 2014

Public Open House of the B&P Tunnel Project was held: 

Thursday, June 19, 2014
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Coppin State University
Talon Center, 2nd Floor Atrium
2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216

Residents, elected officials, community association representatives, and other interested parties attended this important meeting to learn more about the project and provide input during project scoping.

Meeting Materials:

 

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