The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Transit Priority Project – or RAISE Project for short – is a collaborative effort between Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) and Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) with the assistance of other agencies such as the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), Baltimore County, and BGE. The RAISE Project proposes enhancements to the CityLink Blue and CityLink Orange lines to provide faster, more reliable transit and improved pedestrian safety along the 20-mile corridor extending from the Western terminus of CMS in Baltimore County through Baltimore City and ending at the Eastern Terminus of Fox Ridge in Baltimore County.
The Project will enhance access and mobility to essential services, jobs, health care, and schools along the corridor. It will evaluate more than 10 miles of Dedicated Bus Lanes (DBLs), Transit Signal Priority (TSP), real-time signage, upgraded bus shelters, enhanced pedestrian and bicycle safety, and installation of additional electric vehicle charging stations along the project corridor.
The $50 million RAISE Project is financed through a combination of Federal, State, and local funding, including $22 million from the US Department of Transportation’s 2021 RAISE grant program, as well as a $18 million investment from MDOT and $10 million from BCDOT. Below are links to the successful RAISE Grant project documents, submitted in July 2021:
- Project Narrative
- Benefit-Cost Analysis
- Letters of Commitment and Letters of Support
- News Coverage Report November, 2021
For more information on existing CityLink Blue line and CityLink Orange line schedules and bus stops, visit: https://www.mta.maryland.gov/schedule/stops/orange and https://www.mta.maryland.gov/schedule/stops/blue
- MDOT MTA Transit Priority Toolkit
- Baltimore City Complete Streets Manual
- Regional Transit Plan (RTP)
- Reconnecting Communities Grant
- Baltimore & Potomac (B&P) Tunnel Replacement Program
- RTP East-West Corridor Study