North Avenue Rising is a project that has grown from local community planning efforts with collaboration by the state of Maryland and Baltimore City. The goal of North Avenue Rising is to support economic revitalization along North Avenue through increased mobility and to broaden access for residents of the corridor to economic opportunity throughout Baltimore. The project proposes the following investments at various locations along North Avenue to: sidewalk improvements, dedicated bus lanes supported by transit signal priority, enhanced bus stops, roadway repaving, and bikeshare stations. The project also proposes bike boulevards on Baker Street and 20th Street, as well as renovations to the Penn/North Metro SubwayLink station.
North Avenue Rising is funded through a collaboration between Federal, State, and local funding. The State of Maryland and Baltimore City won funding for the project from the US Department of Transportation through the TIGER program. TIGER stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery. The total project budget for North Avenue Rising is $27.3 million. The $10 million from the TIGER grant compliments $14.7 million in funds committed by MDOT, $1.6 million from US DOT’s Federal Highway Administration, and $1 million from Baltimore City.
Below are links to the successful TIGER application for North Avenue Rising, submitted in April 2016.