MDOT Federal Discretionary Grants

To learn more about federal grant opportunities, please visit the U.S. Department of Transportation Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Grant Programs webpage and MDOT’s Grant Information webpage, as both are updated frequently.

Project Highlight! The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on November 6, 2023 that it has awarded the following projects within Maryland.

  • B&P Tunnel Replacement Program: Frederick Douglass Tunnel (Up to $4,707,571,556)
  • Bush River Bridge Replacement Program (Up to $18,800,000)
  • Gunpowder River Bridge Replacement Program (Up to $30,000,000)
  • Susquehanna River Bridge Replacement Program (Up to $2,081,215,100)
  • Baltimore Penn Station: Master Plan (Up to $108,320,000)
  • Multi-State – NEC South End Infrastructure Renewal and Speed Improvement Planning (IRSIP) Study (Up to $21,600,000)
The Northeast Corridor Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program (FSP-NEC) funds capital projects consistent with the Northeast Corridor Project Inventory (NEC Project Inventory). This program solicits applications for Major Backlog, Capital Renewal, Improvements, Stations projects, and Planning Studies outlined in the NEC Project Inventory.

Below are charts that encompass Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects that have been awarded, completed, and pending federal review.


Pending MDOT Applications Under Active Consideration

Project Name

Susquehanna River Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossing Feasibility and Community Coordination Study- Active Connections in the Upper Bay

Mode

SHA

Grant Program

Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program

Federal Funding Request

$2,000,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: The primary objective of the Project is to address the lack of bicycle and pedestrian access across the Susquehanna River in the Mid-Atlantic region between Perryville and Havre de Grace, Maryland.

Project Narrative

Project Name

Mobile Video Trailer (MVT) Replacement

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Port Security Grant Program

Federal Funding Request

$270,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: Seeking to replace the current 6 Mobile Video Trailers (MVT)s with EOSL dates of 2019 which were obtained via a 2008 Port Security grant. This investment will enhance the protection of soft targets/crowded places by augmenting current efforts within the Maryland Department of transportation (MDOT) to improve video monitoring and securely share with state, local, private, and federal partners in the Sector Maryland NCR Area of Responsibility (AOR), that encompasses the Port of Baltimore area. This would be a pro-active risk management tool used to monitor proper protective measures are in place and always succeeding. Having real-time situational awareness leads to a faster coordinated response to threats and critical incidents.

Project Name

North Locust Point Access Control Booth Enhancement

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Port Security Grant Program

Federal Funding Request

$211,500

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: Replacement and enhancement of existing guard booth due to end of life and replace with a booth that is more resistant to conditions at North Locust Point Marine Terminal.

Project Name

Implementation of Cybersecurity Resilience Enhancements for Critical Services

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Port Security Grant Program

Federal Funding Request

$489,600

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: This grant will enable the MPA to analyze inter-dependencies between operating critical infrastructure and associated cybersecurity workflows, with the objective of identifying and resolving resiliency gaps in systems and networks hindering the systematic deployment of cybersecurity remediation processes at MPA Marine Terminals.

Project Name

MPA Reliable Interoperability Communications

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Port Security Grant Program

Federal Funding Request

$353,022

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: Seeking to enhance and replace the End-of-Service Life (EOSL) of 56 handheld radios (50% inventory) with EOSL dates of 2019, and 2023. These were obtained in a 2008 Port Security grant which funded 700 MHz handheld interoperable communications investment. These devices comply with the “SAFECOM guidance on Emergency Communications Grants,” including provisions on technical standards that ensure and enhance interoperable communications for security and emergency events.

Project Name

Baltimore-Washington SCMaglev Project - NEC Ridership Study and Environmental Benefit Review

Mode

TSO

Grant Program

Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program

Federal Funding Request

$7,000,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description: The scope of work in this NOFO response is to develop system planning, an understanding of demand, and some desktop engineering framework around the entire Washington, DC to New York City route for the proposed project. The scope would include an updated ridership study for the route that would incorporate updated post pandemic metrics, and a preliminary view of the route north of Baltimore.

Project Narrative

Project Name

Brunswick Line Improvements

Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program

Federal Funding Request

$8,800,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description: The Project includes preliminary engineering to 30% design, 100% final design, and NEPA documentation tasks. The Project will address several challenges of current conditions, including (1) the presence of safety issues for two at-grade crossings in Brunswick; (2) the limitations on expanding commuter rail service with the availability of only two railroad tracks on CSX Transportation (CSXT) right of-way between Martinsburg, WV, and Washington, DC; (3) insufficient condition of Maryland Area Rail Commuter’s (MARC) Brunswick line assets; and (4) limited ability for MARC to conduct inspections and heavy maintenance of its vehicles on site at Brunswick.

Project Narrative

LOI Name

Letter of Interest for US DOT FHWA Transportation Access Pilot Program

Mode

TSO

Grant Program

Transportation Access Pilot Program (APP)

Federal Funding Request

N/A

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

LOI Description: If selected, MDOT will collaborate with FHWA, other participants through case studies and peer exchanges, and nationally with ongoing Departmental data efforts such as geospatial bike, pedestrian, and accessibility. The results of the pilot program will be published for the benefit of all and will inform potential national transportation accessibility datasets, measures, and analysis procedures.

LOI Narrative

Project Name

Material Progress: Advancing Maryland's Carbon Reduction Strategy Through Low-Carbon Transportation Materials

Mode

SHA

Grant Program

Low-Carbon Transportation Materials (LCTM)

Federal Funding Request

$48,417,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: The project will accelerate the adoption of low-carbon materials and products with lower embodied GHG emissions on federal-aid eligible construction projects in Maryland. With support from FHWA, MDOT can expedite decarbonization by launching pilot projects that will position Maryland to scale up its use of these materials to meet its climate goals. MDOT is requesting LCTM funding to promote and facilitate the use of the following eligible material categories: asphalt mixtures, concrete and cement, steel, and glass.

Project Narrative

Project Name

Maryland Port Administration Equipment Electrification and Terminal Decarbonization Application

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Clean Ports Program

Federal Funding Request

$145,658,479

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: The project will support the procurement of 213 new Zero Emission (ZE) vehicles and equipment and the associated charging infrastructure to improve air quality surrounding the Port of Baltimore (POB) and adjacent disadvantaged and underserved communities while advancing Maryland Port Administration’s mission to become a net zero-emissions facility.

Project Narrative

Project Name

Maryland Port Administration Air Quality Improvement Strategy and Comprehensive Community Engagement Plan

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Clean Ports Program

Federal Funding Request

$1,974,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: The project includes an updated and expanded emissions inventory, an emissions reduction strategy, a workforce analysis, and a comprehensive community engagement plan.

Project Narrative

Project Name

Enhancing Roadway Responder Safety through Innovative Debris Clearance and Collection

Mode

SHA

Grant Program

Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration

Federal Funding Request

$912,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description: The project seeks to implement Next Generation Traffic Incident Management (NextGen TIM) through the implementation of lane clearing technology that has been demonstrated successfully in an operational environment.

Project Narrative

Project Budget

Project Name

Maryland Trespassing Safety Study

Mode

TSO

Grant Program

Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program

Federal Funding Request

$800,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description: The study will perform an assessment of trespassing on active railroad rights-of-way across the state. This Study will develop a program of approaches of varying cost and complexity as a “toolbox” for reducing injuries and fatalities associated with trespassing on railroad property and providing a safe transportation network in Maryland.

Project Narrative

Project Name

MTN Solar Array Implementation

Mode

MAA

Grant Program

Airport Improvement Program

Federal Funding Request

$1,500,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description: This project request funding to continue MAA’s commitment to solar power generation and begin implementing the solar initiatives prioritized in the Study (the Project).

Project Narrative

Project Name

BWI Solar Array Implementation

Mode

MAA

Grant Program

Airport Improvement Program

Federal Funding Request

$20,000,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description: This project request funding to continue MAA’s commitment to solar power generation and begin implementing the solar initiatives prioritized in the Study (the Project).

Project Narrative

Project Name

BWI eGSE

Mode

MAA

Grant Program

Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) Program

Federal Funding Request

$16,256,250

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description: This project request funding for procurement and installation of up to 250 electric charging ports to support electric ground support equipment (eGSE) that airlines will purchase for use at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall or the Airport).

Project Narrative

Project Name

Dundalk Marine Terminal Reconstruction of Berths 11 - 12, Phase 1

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)

Federal Funding Request

$30,906,076

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: Phase 1, consists of the rehabilitation and replacement of 597 linear feet of wharf deck including pilings, substructure, storm water drainage, utilities, and installation of new mooring bollards, cleats, pneumatic fenders, flood barriers, and tidal gates. This construction will enable the Port to safely reopen Berth 11 to accommodate automobile and High & Heavy Roll On/Roll-Off (RORO) cargo ships.

Project Narrative

Project Name

Baltimore Region Asset Scan for Springboarding Transit Oriented Development through Innovative Financing

Mode

TSO

Grant Program

Innovative Finance and Asset Concession Grant Program

Federal Funding Request

$1,000,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: The Project will evaluate means to leverage innovative financing and revenue and public-private partnerships (P3) to enable transit-oriented development (TOD) and parking optimization opportunities at commuter and urban rail stations, and adjacent properties, owned by MDOT.

Project Narrative

Project Name

Penn-Camden Connector

Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant (MPDG) / National Infrastructure Project Assistance (MEGA)

Federal Funding Request

$198,000,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2025

Project Description: This project will be the final design and construction for the Penn-Camden Connector (PCC), which will provide the missing rail connection between the two MARC commuter rail lines connecting Baltimore and Washington D.C. – the Penn and Camden lines. This multifaceted project will improve connectivity and increase efficiency and reliability for commuter, intercity, and freight rail service.

Project Narrative
Merit Criteria
Budget

Project Name

Dundalk Marine Terminal Reconstruction of Berths 11 - 12, Phase 1

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant (MPDG) / Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)

Federal Funding Request

$30,906,076

Federal Fiscal Year

2025

Project Description: Phase 1, consists of the rehabilitation and replacement of 597 linear feet of wharf deck including pilings, substructure, storm water drainage, utilities, and installation of new mooring bollards, cleats, pneumatic fenders, flood barriers, and tidal gates. This construction will enable the Port to safely reopen Berth 11 to accommodate automobile and High & Heavy Roll On/Roll-Off (RORO) cargo ships.

Project Narrative
Merit Criteria

Project Name

American Legion Bridge +270 Multimodal Improvements Project

Mode

SHA

Grant Program

Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant (MPDG)

Federal Funding Request

$2,304,000,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2025

Project Description: The project will include the planning, development, design, and construction of I-495 from the George Washington Memorial Parkway to I-270 and I-270 from I-495 to north of Westlake Terrace.

Project Narrative
Merit Criteria
Budget

Project Name

Curtis Creek Drawbridge Rehabilitation and Resiliency Project

Mode

TSO/MDTA

Grant Program

Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant (MPDG) / Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)

Federal Funding Request

$7,500,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2025

Project Description: The Project, currently at 90 percent design, will replace portions of the reinforced concrete deck in the cantilevered sections of the bascule spans on both of the Curtis Creek Drawbridges and in Approach Spans 21 and 22 on the Inner Loop bridge, over Curtis Creek in Baltimore, Maryland.

Project Narrative
Merit Criteria
Budget

Project Name

Maryland Surface Transportation Project Prioritization Process

Mode

TSO

Grant Program

Prioritization Process Pilot Program

Federal Funding Request

$2,000,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: MDOT is seeking funds to improve its existing prioritization process for capital programming and develop a new needs identification process for long-range planning. PPPP funding will enable MDOT to build a robust and meaningful public engagement and stakeholder consultant process, create user-friendly online tools to easily search projects, view project scores, and create accountability in project prioritization decisions, and enable continuous public input opportunities to ensure the project prioritization factors remain modern and reflective of the evolving needs of all Marylanders.

Project Narrative

Project Name

Eastern Bus Division Reconstruction Project

Mode

MTA

Grant Program

EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant

Federal Funding Request

$97,548,016

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: The project will support the electrification of MTA's bus fleet through the deployment of battery-electric buses (BEBs). The project will aid in the reduction of greenhouse gases by providing the space and infrastructure required for zero-emission bus (ZEB) charging, storage, and maintenance. As part of the property’s reconstruction and expansion of the site from six acres to approximately 8.5 acres, the Project will also incorporate nearby pedestrian safety improvements by reconstructing two intersections. These intersection improvements will reduce potential pedestrian-vehicle and bus-passenger vehicle conflicts.

Project Narrative

Project Name

Rethinking The I-68 Viaduct: A Plan to Reconnect Cumberland

Mode

SHA

Grant Program

Bridge Investment Program

Federal Funding Request

$1,600,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is requesting $1.6 million from the Bridge Investment Program (BIP) to support Rethinking the I-68 Viaduct: A Plan to Reconnect Cumberland. This $2 million project will support a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study of the Interstate 68 (I-68) Viaduct. Characterized by steep grade changes and sharp curves that have contributed to years of safety and congestion issues, the Viaduct serves as a physical, economic, and visual barrier, which divides the City of Cumberland in half.

Project Narrative

Project Name

Port of Baltimore: Reducing Emissions for a Sustainable Future

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Diesel Emission Reduction Grant

Federal Funding Request

$3,474,392

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description: Replacement of 42 nonroad diesel-powered equipment units including; thirteen (13) terminal tractors, twenty-three (23) forklifts, three (3) tire manipulation trucks; two (2) diesel-powered mobile pumps, and one (1) diesel-powered air compressor. Eight (8) of the terminal tractors will be replaced with zero-emission units, and the remaining four (4) units will have Tier 4 Final engines. The forklifts will be replaced with zero-emission units. The other equipment will have Tier 4 Final engines.

Project Narrative

Project Name

American Legion Bridge and I-270 Multimodal Enhancements

Mode

SHA

Grant Program

Bridge Investment Program – Large Bridges

Federal Funding Request

$864,300,000

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Description: The project will replace the 60-year-old American Legion Bridge, which provides a critical freight and passenger connection between Maryland and Virginia and expand transportation options in the corridor to include HOV/transit lanes and bicycle and pedestrian options. Replacing the bridge will bring the asset into a state-of-good-repair and enhance safety and mobility. The new bridge will include expanded bicycle and pedestrian connections between multimodal facilities in Maryland and Virginia, increasing active transportation opportunities and access to recreation. Corridor improvements will support the implementation of new transit connections between Maryland and Virginia and the enhancement of transportation demand management to reduce single-occupancy vehicle travel in the I-495/I-270 corridor.

Project Narrative

Merit Criteria

Project Name

Maryland Port Administration Reduction of Heavy-Duty Emissions – Equipment Replacement and Planning

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities

Federal Funding Request

$642,258

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Project Narrative


*MDOT Mode: The Secretary’s Office (TSO), Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), Maryland Port Administration (MPA), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), State Highway Administration (SHA), Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)

MDOT Coalition Pending Applications

Project Name

Clean Corridor Coalition – A Proposal for Zero Emission Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Infrastructure along the I-95 Corridor

Modes

TSO and Maryland Department of Environment

Grant Program

EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant

MDOT Federal Funding Request

Up to $81.1 million

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Project Description: The Clean Corridor Coalition (C3) proposal will initiate strategic planning and accelerate transformative investments in zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (ZE-MHDV) charging infrastructure along the I-95 corridor and adjacent roadways from Connecticut to Maryland. This initial investment of funding for truck charging infrastructure would be a critical down payment for zero-emission freight movement in the participating states— Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland—and catalyze the deployment of zero-emission freight trucks in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. This corridor contains large population centers, major ports and freight facilities, and was identified as a ‘Phase 1’ priority in the federal government National Zero-Emission Freight (ZEF) Corridor Strategy.

Project Narrative


Awarded to MDOT

Mode

MAA

Grant Program

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Federal Agency

USDOT

Award Amount

$800,000

Project Narrative

Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Federal Agency

USDOT

Award Amount

$4,690,700

Project Narrative

Mode

MTA

Grant Program

All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP)

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Federal Agency

FTA

Award Amount

$1,395,330

Project Narrative

Mode

MPA

Grant Program

Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FHWA

Award Amount

$642,258

Project Narrative

Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FTA

Award Amount

$550,000

Project Narrative

Mode

MAA

Grant Program

Airport Infrastructure Grant Program

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$617,763

Project Description: The Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) was awarded $617,763 for the design of comprehensive pavement reconstruction in PCC DX/DY Apron and Adjacent Taxiway T. The project will also address any geometric deficiencies, replace any existing incandescent lighting/signage and provide new signage to extend its useful life and enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Mode

SHA

Grant Program

Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) – Stage 1

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

USDOT

Award Amount

$1,610,000

Project Description: The State Highway Administration (SHA) is seeking funding to develop a real-time work zone speed management program, which would build upon multiple existing data sources, including roadside sensors, and include new data obtained from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The SHA, along with its peer agencies across the country, have identified Variable Speed Limits (VSLs) as a promising solution to reduce vehicular speeds and increase safety. VSLs are flexible tools that respond instantly to conditions on the ground. SHA’s SMART application proposes investigating the potential of incorporating drone data into the design and implementation of VSLs, especially near construction work zones.

Grant application narrative link

Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) – Stage 1

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

USDOT

Award Amount

$1,276,000

Project Description: The Maryland Transit Administration is seeking funding to prototype and develop a plan for the deployment of cloud-based transit signal priority (TSP) technologies along bus route corridors in northwest Baltimore. Cloud-based TSP presents a potential solution to the relatively high costs and operational limitations of the GPS-based TSP used in Baltimore and should increase reliability of MTA’s bus transit system for everyday travel and as well as during special events.

Grant application narrative link

Mode

SHA

Grant Program

Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

USDOT

Award Amount

$3,309,759.00

Project Description: The Project provides for a comprehensive suite of improvements that will increase access to essential destinations along US 50 for the community and it has been identified as a local priority by the Town of Easton and Talbot County. The Project will include adding new sidewalks, pedestrian signals, and raised landscaped medians and removing challenging crossing areas to enhance the pedestrian experience and improve safety on an important corridor (US 50 from Dutchman’s Lane to Lomax Street) through a historically disadvantaged area.

Grant application narrative link

Mode

MAA

Grant Program

Airport Terminal Program (ATP)
Contract Tower Replacement

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

Federal Aviation Administration

Award Amount

$5,400,000

Project Narrative: Martin State Airport (MTN) is a national reliever in the Washington D.C./Baltimore region. It is the second busiest general aviation airport in MD serving multiple flight schools, first responders, and the MD Air National Guard. This project replaces the 74-year-old Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT), one of the nation's oldest, greatly improving overall controller line-of-sight, depth perception, ADA compliance, and working environment. The new tower will be a stand-alone facility located near the airfield midpoint, on an elevated site providing climate change and operational resiliency.

The construction/relocation of a replacement tower assures MTN is able to continue as a GA reliever airport for BWI Marshall Airport and the Washington-Baltimore region. It will enhance operational efficiency and safety within a crowded Potomac TRACON airspace corridor and accommodate FAA forecast growth for corporate/private, flight training, maintenance, law enforcement and military aviation activity.

Mode

MAA

Grant Program

Airport Terminal Program (ATP)

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

Federal Aviation Administration

Award Amount

$14,000,000

Project Narrative: The Passenger Movement Modernization Program is a multiyear program at BWI Marshall to replace aging infrastructure related to improving the efficiency and movement of passengers in the terminal building. The program will address replacing Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBBs), elevators, escalators and moving walkways to improve the movement of travelers and their bags between aircraft and ground transportation. This grant specifically requests funding to complete the replacement of 14 PBBs at end of their useful life and have an average age of 22 years.

Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Rail Vehicle Replacement Program

Federal Fiscal Year

2024

Federal Agency

Federal Transit Administration

Award Amount

$213,696,341

Project Narrative

Mode

TSO

Grant Program

Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Accessibility and Reliability Accelerator

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FHWA

Award Amount

$4,360,175.68

Project Narrative

Mode

MDTA

Grant Program

Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Program

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

USDOT

Award Amount

$80,000,000

Project Description: The I-895 Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (BHT) Enhancement Project will streamline a critical juncture in the Baltimore area’s interstate system that provides key connections to the Port of Baltimore. The existing infrastructure in this project area, including the I-895 mainline, bridges, and interchanges in this location, is unable to keep pace with traffic demand and the toll plaza represents an aging, collision-prone, pollution producing bottleneck in the region’s highway system. This project will modernize 1.1 miles of assets by replacing the toll plaza near BHT with an overhead gantry for electronic toll collection and the design, reconstruction, and reconfiguration of the mainline and interchanges along I-895 at Frankfurst Avenue and Childs Street in Baltimore.

Grant application narrative link

MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

$18,800,000.00

The proposed project includes planning and project development to replace Maryland’s 110-yearold, two-track, movable Bush River Bridge in Harford County, MD, with a high-level fixed structure or structures with four tracks. Signal, interlocking, and electric traction upgrades are also included in the project. The project benefits Amtrak’s intercity services and Maryland Area Regional Commuter Penn Line service, as well as freight operations.

MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

$30,000,000.00

The proposed project includes project development activities to replace the 110-year-old, two-track Gunpowder River Bridge near Chase, MD, with a new four-track structure. In addition to replacing the existing structure, the project will replace or upgrade associated signals, interlockings, and electric traction power infrastructure. The project benefits Amtrak’s intercity services and Maryland Area Regional Commuter Penn Line service, as well as freight operations.

MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

$4,707,571,556.00

The proposed project includes final design and construction of the Baltimore and Potomac tunnel replacement, to be known as the Frederick Douglass Tunnel. The project constructs a new two track tunnel for passenger rail use, three ventilation facilities, and an approach track. The project also reconstructs associated railroad and roadway bridges in the project area and rebuilds the West Baltimore commuter station to accommodate the new railroad alignment and upgrade the station to fully accessible high-level platforms. Upon completion, speeds along this segment will increase from 30 mph to 110 mph, eliminating the slowest section of mainline track between Washington, D.C., and New York City. The tunnel is used by Amtrak’s intercity services and Maryland Area Regional Commuter Penn Line service.

MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

$108,320,000.00

The proposed project includes project development, final design, and construction for investments at Baltimore Penn Station in Baltimore, MD. The scope includes renovations and restorations throughout the historic existing station headhouse; updates to utility systems; construction of a new entrance, train hall, and waiting area; and new Amtrak operations facilities. The project benefits customer experience and accessibility for Amtrak intercity passengers and rail and Maryland Area Regional Commuter passengers.

MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

$2,081,215,100.00

The proposed project includes final design and construction for two new fixed, two-track bridges over the Susquehanna River between Havre De Grace and Perryville, MD, replacing the current117-year-old, two-track structure that is beyond its useful life. The new spans will improve upon the 90-mph speed on the current structure, with one span designed to support 125-mph operation and the other for up to 160-mph operation, reducing travel time for thousands of daily passengers along the Northeast Corridor. The crossing is used by Amtrak’s intercity services, Maryland Area Regional Commuter service, and freight service. The project will improve state of good repair and provide additional capacity to meet future growth.

MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

CRISI

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

$8,800,000.00

The project will help advance efforts to provide a rail connection between the Penn and Camden Lines, improving operations and reliability for passenger rail and freight train service.

Project Narrative Link

MDOT Mode

TSO

Grant Program

CRISI

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

$11,584,317.00

The proposed project involves final design and construction activities to replace three older, non-regulated emission diesel-electric switching locomotives with three (3) new battery electric locomotives and one (1) battery charger at the Port of Baltimore.

The project will help advance efforts to provide a rail connection between the Penn and Camden Lines, improving operations and reliability for passenger rail and freight train service.

Project Narrative Link

MDOT Mode

MDTA

Grant Program

Port Security Grant Program

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FEMA

Award Amount

$131,250

The MDTA Police Marine Unit will purchase a detection System to enhance the Marine Unit’s capability to detect, deter, and prevent potential attacks.

Project Narrative Link

MDOT Mode

MDTA

Grant Program

Port Security Grant Program

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FEMA

Award Amount

$600,000

The MDTA Police Marine Unit will replace its aging 36-foot Sea Ark Dauntless vessel and purchase a 38-foot full cabin high-performance vessel which will increase law enforcement capabilities.

Project Narrative Link

MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$250,000

Project Narrative

A Martin State Airport Decarbonization Roadmap Audit will be completed to identify best practices to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions including low or zero-emission vehicles, renewable energy production, energy efficiency assessments, and other measures. The scope of the project includes the following key focus areas:

  • Develop a Decarbonization strategy that is consistent with MAA’s Environmental Mission Statement and FAA‘s Airports Climate Challenge initiative
  • Conduct Conduct comprehensive emissions inventories focusing on Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions with the option to additionally take inventory of Scope 3 emissions
  • Forecast future uncontrolled Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in growth areas
  • Identify initiatives and focus areas for mitigation of Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG

MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$937,500

Project Narrative

A BWI Decarbonization Roadmap Audit will be completed to identify best practices to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions including low or zero-emission vehicles, renewable energy production, energy efficiency assessments, and other measures. The scope of the project includes the following key focus areas:

  • Develop a decarbonization strategy that is consistent with MAA’s Environmental Mission Statement and FAA‘s Airports Climate Challenge initiative
  • Conduct comprehensive emissions inventories focusing on Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions with the option to additionally take inventory of Scope 3 emissions
  • Forecast future uncontrolled Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in growth areas
  • Identify initiatives and focus areas for mitigation of Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions
  • Evaluate whether a microgrid has the potential to reduce GHG emissions
MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$15,548,011

Project Narrative

Comprehensive pavement reconstruction of Taxilanes N & N1 in the alley between Concourses D & E. Pavement within the project limits have Pavement Condition Index values rated from Very Poor to Fair and need replacement. This project will reconstruct the existing asphalt pavement with concrete paving and provide new pavement markings and LED lighting as required.

Benefits anticipated:
  • Reduced potential for pavement failures, operational impacts, and Foreign Object Debris generation.
  • Conduct comprehensive emissions inventories focusing on Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions with the option to additionally take inventory of Scope 3 emissions
  • Improved operability and safety.
MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$15,000,000

Project Narrative

Second phase of Taxiway F Relocation to comply with FAA standards for airfield geometry. This project will relocate the FAA ALSF shelter and associated infrastructure, and construct a new concrete taxiway connecting Taxiway F Phase 1 and Runway 10.

Benefits anticipated:

  • Relocate and extend Taxiway F west of Phase 1 to its connection with Taxiway R and the Runway 10 End to provide the required runway to taxiway separation.
MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

RAISE

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

USDOT

Award Amount

$20,000,000

Project Description

Transportation enhancement projects that will perform safety, accessibility, state of good repair, and sustainability improvements in West Baltimore.

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MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Rail Crossing Elimination Program

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

up to $1,534,280

Project Description

The proposed project will support planning activities and construction of minor safety improvements at an existing at-grade crossing as well as fund a long-term study to grade separate the crossing. The project will encompass grade separation alternatives analysis, feasibility, and concept design study as well as design and construction of short-term crossing improvements on CSX right-of-way.

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MDOT Mode

SHA

Grant Program

ATTAIN

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FHWA

Award Amount

$11,935,000

Project Description

Funding to deploy new technologies and traffic sensors for traffic prediction, signal timing, curve warning and other messaging to improve safety and mobility along 113 miles of U.S. Route 50.

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MDOT Mode

SHA

Grant Program

BRIC

Federal Fiscal Year

2021

Federal Agency

FEMA

Award Amount

$129,967.95

Project Narrative

SHA will complete final design of a hybrid living shoreline for three sites along MD 249 on or near St. George Island in St. Mary's County. Site 1 is along the southbound lane of MD 249 near O'Connors Lane and Sheaffer Lane. Site 2 is along the southbound lane of MD 249 at the southern approach to the St. George Island Bridge. Site 3 is along the southbound lane of MD 249 at the southern end of Piney Point approaching St. George Island. Three different concepts to address coastal flooding and shoreline erosion at the project sites were developed through a feasibility study. The preferred concept identified by the feasibility study was a hybrid living shoreline because it would be able to address tidally influenced flooding and 25-year storms more successfully than the other alternatives, and offer protection to MD 249 from shoreline erosion by reducing wave heights and energy that contribute to overtopping and degradation. The scoping project will include completion of the final design of a hybrid living shoreline for the three sites along MD 249 and associated NEPA documentation, public involvement, and permit coordination. The final design process will consider additional risk to residential. natural, and infrastructure. Public and stakeholder input and risk concerns will be sought during the design process. Additionally, SHA is interested in utilizing this scoping project as a pilot that can be replicated for incorporating living shoreline improvements into other areas experiencing flooding related hazards.

MDOT Mode

MPA

Grant Program

BRIC

Federal Fiscal Year

2021

Federal Agency

FEMA

Award Amount

$150,000

Project Narrative

MDOT will conduct a phase 1 flood vulnerability assessment and mapping for improving coastal resilience at MDOT MPA terminals and facilities. Specifically, to identify ways to reduce operational impacts associated with floods and storm events via identification of potential future mitigation efforts. Proposed study will include the following MDOT MPA Marine terminals and facilities - Dundalk, Seagirt, Fairfield, Masonville, North Locust Point, South Locust Point, Hawkins Point, World Trade Center, Access Control Center, Point Breeze Properties, and St. Helena Property. Proposed activities include inventory of existing data; stakeholder communication events; analysis of flooding risks and threats; and evaluate potential mitigation options. MDOT MPA will develop prioritized matrix of resiliency options for each facility. It is expected that a future study will involve additional, detailed engineering of the options, and include construction recommendations.

MDOT Mode

MPA

Grant Program

CRISI

Federal Fiscal Year

2021

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

$15,680,000

Project Description

Build four new working rail tracks and two crane rail beams at Seagirt Marine Terminal.

MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

RAISE

Federal Fiscal Year

2021

Federal Agency

U.S. DOT

Award Amount

$22,000,000

Project Description

Add transit, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), pedestrian and bicycle improvements on a 20-mile corridor in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, MD. The RAISE grant will fund at least ten miles of dedicated bus lanes, transit signal priority, bus stop amenities, curb bump-outs, bioretention facilities, signal improvements, real-time signage, ADA improvements and a bicycle lane along this corridor.

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MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Low- No

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FTA

Award Amount

$1,890,000

Project Description

MTA will receive funding on behalf of Anne Arundel County to buy diesel-electric hybrid buses as part of their five-year plan to transition to a zero-emission fleet.

MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$1,188,576

Project Narrative

The Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program involves the purchase and installation of preconditioned air (PCA) and ground power units (GPUs) - collectively, gate-electrification equipment and upgrading the electrical infrastructure as required to support this equipment at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

MAA intends to install four six-ton PCA units and four 400Hz GPUs at four gates: Gate C2, Gate D7, Gate D21, and Gate D22. The 400Hz GPUs at Gate C2 and Gate D7 will have an optional 28-volt DC unit available for use with regional jets.

PCA units supply heated/cooled air to parked aircraft so that passengers are comfortable as they enplane and deplane. GPUs provide power to aircraft for internal lighting and to ensure continuous power for navigational instruments. When used simultaneously, PCA and GPUs enable parked aircraft to forego the use of APUs, resulting in a reduction in both fuel consumption and the associated emissions.

Benefits anticipated:

  • Improvement in local air quality
MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

ASAP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FTA

Award Amount

$7,109,500

Project Description

Develop plans and complete environmental work for the future renovation of the Martin Airport station on its Penn commuter rail line to make it safer and fully accessible. The station, located north of Baltimore requires riders to cross multiple tracks to board the train.

MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$400,000

Project Description

Obstruction marking/lighting/removal (non-hazard)

MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$19,951,428

Project Narrative

Replacement of the existing lighting vault at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The existing ALV is at the end of its useful life and constricts the entrance to B/C Alley for aircraft. The new facility will also provide a level of resiliency by segregating circuits by runway and reduce the potential for a single point of failure affecting the entire airfield.

Benefits anticipated:

  • Improved airfield capacity
  • Improved systems resiliency
  • Improved energy efficiency
MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$4,000,000

Project Narrative

As an integral part of the community, the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) strives to be a “good neighbor” and participates in the FAA’s voluntary CFR Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Program. In 1987, consistent with FAA guidance and standards, MAA initiated a Homeowners Assistance Program and Voluntary Residential Acquisition Program for areas surrounding the BWI Marshall Airport. To date, more than 700 homeowners have participated in the Assistance Program and over 200 properties have been acquired. This Residential Sound Insulation project is the continuation of MAA’s ongoing efforts to mitigate aircraft noise impacts for eligible residences and promote compatible land use within the 65 DNL noise contour.

Tasks include:

  • Ongoing Program Management and Homeowner Engagement
  • Construction Management Phase 1A for 18 Single-Family Units
  • Design Phase 3 for 64 Single-Family Units
  • Design Phase 4 for 140 Multi-Family Units
MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

Airport Improvement Program (AIP)

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Award Amount

$10,324,518

Project Narrative

As an integral part of the community, the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) strives to be a “good neighbor” and participates in the FAA’s voluntary CFR Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Program. In 1987, consistent with FAA guidance and standards, MAA initiated a Homeowners Assistance Program and Voluntary Residential Acquisition Program for areas surrounding the BWI Marshall Airport. To date, more than 700 homeowners have participated in the Assistance Program and over 200 properties have been acquired. This Residential Sound Insulation project is the continuation of MAA’s ongoing efforts to mitigate aircraft noise impacts for eligible residences and promote compatible land use within the 65 DNL noise contour.

Tasks include:

  • Program management and oversight
  • Construction Management Phase 1B & Acoustical post-testing for 20 single-family homes
  • Construction Management Phase 2 & Acoustical post-testing for 203 multi-family homes
MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

RAISE

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

U.S. DOT

Award Amount

$6,000,000

Project Description

Construction of multi-modal transit station access improvements for Baltimore Penn Station including dedicated bus lanes on Charles Street, curb extensions at approximately 10 bus stops on Charles and St. Paul Streets, and curbside management investments adjacent to the station. Bicycle and pedestrian connectivity investments include access improvements to the Jones Falls Trail, traffic signal adjustments and crosswalk improvements on Charles and St. Paul Streets, replacement of bridge railings, installation of interactive kiosks, public plaza improvements, and a secure bicycle parking facility.

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MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$5,019,469

Project Narrative

Taxiway F currently runs in an angular direction, providing a connection between the Runway 10 End and the Terminal. Taxiway F is located north of Taxiway R, and in its existing configuration does meet the required separation distance, additionally neither the intersection with Runway 15R-33L or its intersection with the Runway 10 end currently meet standards. The ultimate alignment of Taxiway F will also allow for relocation and extension of Taxiway R in the future, without impacts to operations, in order to provide the required runway to taxiway separation. The Relocation of Taxiway F will be completed in two project phases.

Benefits anticipated:

  • Phase 1 - New alignment will provide access to a concurrent maintenance hangar development project and relocate a portion of Taxiway F to provide the required runway to taxiway separation.
MDOT Mode

MAA

Grant Program

AIP

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$459,000


Project Narrative

The Amtrak catenary structure located north of the Runway 15 end is a penetration to the various approach surfaces to the runway. In collaboration with Amtrak, this project will design modifications of the structure to allow relocation of the transmission lines below ground and a reduction of overall structure height. In addition, the design will allow MAA to negotiate and execute a reimbursable agreement with Amtrak to execute the subsequent construction of those modifications. Per the current Airport Layout Plan and 2022 National Environmental Protection Agency Record of Decision, this project will enable reclaiming usable runway length while meeting airspace protection standards thereby improving operational utility and enhancing the level of airport safety.

MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

Route Planning Restoration Program

Federal Fiscal Year

2021

Federal Agency

FRA

Award Amount

$300,000

Project Description

Enables MDOT MTA to evaluate the evolving needs to communities in the service area and shift from planning one Core Bus service change at a time to planning for the next five years.

MDOT Mode

MTA

Grant Program

HMGP

Federal Fiscal Year

2021

Federal Agency

FEMA

Award Amount

$674,995

Project Narrative

MTA requested funding to plan and engineer pumping stations that maximize capacity and resiliency, such as back-up pumps and alternative power sources for all seven pumping stations in the Metro Subway system in Baltimore.

MDOT MAA

MAA

Grant Program

ATP

Federal Fiscal Year

2023

Federal Agency

FAA

Award Amount

$38,083,783

Project Narrative

This project will construct a new Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) and Checked Baggage Reconciliation Area (CBRA); new outbound baggage make-up facility including transfer input lines, a baggage screening reintroduction belt for international transfer baggage, and a manual encoding station for mis-sorted bags. The proposed project will create a consolidated BHS with a capacity in excess of 3,500 bags per hour.

The new system will include modern energy efficient components reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, eliminates existing capacity constraints, and accommodates increased passenger traffic to meet BWI's 2032 approved forecast of 34 million annual passengers; thereby promoting competition.


Resources


MDOT has recently updated its own Federal Discretionary Grants Interactive Map Application:
Federal Discretionary Grants Interactive Map Application