The Federal Railroad Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Amtrak and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation will host three meetings in October 2015 on the status of the B&P Tunnel Project. The meetings are concurrent with the release of the Alternatives Report, which is available on this website.
The meetings will provide an opportunity for public comments and Q&A sessions. The meetings will be held at the locations listed below from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with a formal presentation starting at 6:30 pm.
|Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Carver Vocational Technical High School
2201 Presstman Street
Baltimore, MD 21216
|Tuesday, October 13, 2015
John Eager Howard Recreation Center
2100 Brookfield Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
|Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Mount Lebanon Baptist Church
2812 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
The B&P Tunnel Project presentation from the Reservoir Hill Improvement Council meeting, held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, is available here:
Updates have been made to the renderings for Alternative 11-Option B. These updates have been made to reflect changes in south portal construction methodology (from cut-and-cover to open cut). The current renderings are located here.
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.