The MDTA is collaborating with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and local service providers in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s counties to identify transit considerations for the Tier 2 Study and to develop and evaluate potential transit and bicycle/pedestrian elements, such as facility connections, within the Tier 2 Study Area.

Transit and operational alternatives, including ferry service, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), rail transit and Transportation Systems Management/Travel Demand Management (TSM/TDM) were evaluated as part of the Tier 1 NEPA Study. During the Tier 1 Study these options were eliminated from consideration as stand-alone alternatives. However, they are being considered during the Tier 2 Study within Corridor 7 in combination with other build alternatives. There are no existing ferries or freight or passenger rail routes across the Bay.

Virtual Transit and Bicycle and Pedestrian Listening Meeting

The MDTA will held a Virtual Transit and Bicycle and Pedestrian Listening Meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, to provide the public an opportunity to learn about existing transit and mobility elements in the Tier 2 Study area. During this meeting the MDTA also received comments on and suggestions for potential transit and mobility elements to be considered as part of the Tier 2 Study. The comment period ended on July 11, 2023.