In the Baltimore-Washington corridor, transportation is vital to attracting workers and conducting business.
- The FMA helped the state secure a $10-million, federal TIGER grant to widen Route 175 beside Fort Meade and assisted successful efforts by federal, elected officials to secure MILCON funds to improve roads on post.
- FMA’s Transportation Committee is currently exploring options to benefit the Baltimore Washington Parkway (MD Route 295) by transferring ownership from the National Park Service to the State of Maryland. The “Parkway” was designed for a maximum of 50,000 trips per day. In reality, it has become a “highway” carrying 120,000 trips per day with an annual average of 547 accidents and six fatalities.
The State of Maryland is committed to continually improving the region’s transportation infrastructure with projects such as the widening of Maryland Route 175, a major connector to Fort Meade, and the Inter-County Connector, an east-west highway built to improve commuting times around Washington. The state also supports a wide range of commuter options, including assistance with arranging carpools and the Guaranteed Ride Home Program. That program provides workers who use transit or ride-sharing, a guaranteed ride home in the case of a personal emergency or other event.
For detailed information about transportation resources in the Fort Meade region, consult the following agencies: