The projected growth of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Cargo Operations, FAA Updates, and More!
Upcoming Partnership Events
SAVE THE DATE!
January 18, 2019
Tourism Panel: CEOs of Visit Baltimore, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel, Howard County Tourism Council
Moderated by the Executive Director of the MD Office of Tourism Development
What is the current and future state of tourism in the region?
What does it mean for transportation, business, and the community?
February 14, 2019
COL Erich Spragg, Fort Meade Installation
Meet the new Garrison Commander of the second largest Army installation by population,
and Maryland’s largest single employer with a workforce of 56,000 people,
119 tenant organizations and about 8,000 residents
March 15, 2019 – TBD
April 19, 2019
John Lenzini, VP of Frontside Operations, Maryland Jockey Club
The future of horse racing as it pertains to the location of Preakness (and the impact Laurel Park will have
on the region) and engaging younger generations
May 17, 2019
Jim White, Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration
Insight on the Port’s green initiatives, the record amount of cargo being brought in
and overcoming associated challenges, and port development and goals
June (TBD) 2019 – Annual Meeting
The Partnership would not have accomplished all it has in its 30+ year history without the generous support of our sponsors. As we are in the midst of the season of giving, now is the perfect time to review the BWI Business Partnership sponsorship opportunities.
If your organization is interested in becoming or continuing to be a sponsor, please view the 2019 Sponsorship Package and/or contact Cate Sheehy or Gina Stewart for more information.
The Partnership’s Breakfasts have always been a great opportunity to network with the region's business and government leaders. Why not go the next step and help sponsor a Breakfast. Sponsorship is a great way to highlight your own organization to this influential and prominent group.
Upcoming Committee Meetings
Young Professionals Group Roundtable
December 7, 2018
8:30am to 9:30am
December 18, 2018
8:30am to 9:30am
Capital Region Transportation Forum in DC
The Partnership joined transportation leaders from the governments of DC, Virginia, and Maryland on November 27, 2018 for enaging panel discussions about innovation in transportation, system management, regional collaboration, and the future of mobility.
Continued Success of County Connector Shuttle
The County Connector lis a free shuttle service for employees and job seekers funded by the Local Development Council of Anne Arundel County, and stops at the BWI Light Rail; BWI MARC/Amtrak Station; Arundel Mills/Live! Casino; Arundel Preserve; and Dorchester Woods.
Ridership has steadily grown since the shuttle's July 1 launch, with October seeing a monthly total of 7,610 riders.
The shuttle operates 365 days a year, 19 hours a day (14 hours on Sundays and Holidays). Riders can download an app that tracks the location of the shuttle on the route, estimates times of arrivals, and provides them with the means to send feedback to the Partnership. Issues or delays in service are effectively communicated through the app, and the Partnership will utilize the technology to identify the most heavily used stops needs of the workforce.
The County Connector street team is currently meeting with human resource managers in the area, educating employees, and exhibiting at job fairs. To arrange a meeting or for more information, please contact the BWI Business Partnership at 410.859.1000 or email email@example.com.
MDOT/MTA Microtransit Project
November 28-30 -- MDOT/MTA welcomed representatives from the Shared Use Mobility Center and the Federal Transit Administration and met with the Partnership as part of a grant-funded microtransit project. The group is actively meeting with stakeholders in the region to better determine the needs of employers, workforce, and tourists, and to implement more flexible, tech-enabled, shuttle-like services.
The group toured the region, making stops to to interview stakeholders and conduct site visits between South Baltimore, BWI Thurgood Marshall, and Fort Meade. Winter 2018 will see surveys and public outreach, followed by the development of a business plan in Spring 2019.
Transportation Thursday Map
Be sure to visit the Partnership's website every Thursday for an interactive map detailing transportation & traffic news and updates!
I-895 Bridge to be Replaced
The MDTA will replace the I-895 bridge located north of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (BHT). The project extends for three miles, starting on the south side of the BHT to the Boston/O'Donnell Street exit ramp (Exit 11). Work also includes replacing the Holabird Avenue exit ramp (Exit 10) and rehabilitating the BHT.
I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program Forum
December 13, 2018 -- The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting an Industry Forum for the I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program on December 13, 2018 from 8am to 12pm.
The I-495 and I-270 P3 Program will include improvements for over 70 miles of I-495 and I-270 in Maryland. MDOT is currently considering delivering the P3 Program as a series of long-term design-build-finance-operate-maintain revenue risk concessions. Each concession would encompass a portion of the I-495 and I-270 P3 Program and be solicited in phases.
The Industry Forum is a half-day event where MDOT will present the status of the I-495 and I-270 P3 Program and includes an opportunity for developers and prime contractors to engage with firms including small, disadvantaged, minority and women-owned businesses in the P3 solicitation process.
PARTNERSHIP LENDS SUPPORT TO STATE REGARDING OWNERSHIP OF BW PARKWAY
On September 26th, the Partnership reached out to members of the delegation to express its support of efforts to transfer ownership of the federal portion of MD295 to Maryland so our State Government can begin the process of expanding it. The addition of express toll lanes will address issues with traffic flow and will allow for the growth of workforce in the region.
Partnership Foundation Update
Arts in the Armed Forces has forged a partnership with the installation’s Public Affairs Office, SIEGELLAW, and the BWI Business Partnership in order to bring its play reading series to Fort Meade from April 12-13, 2019.
An AITAF visit includes three major elements: at least one reading of a contemporary American play featuring professional,
recognizable actors; an in-depth Q&A with the actors post-performance, and the opportunity for the actors to train in the specialty of the
soldiers while on post. Each part of the experience encourages a true exchange between civilians and members of our armed forces.
The evening of the performance begins with introductions by both the installation and AITAF, followed by the reading of the play, and
then a Q&A with the cast that lasts anywhere between 30-60 minutes. At this particular post, veterans from the surrounding Baltimore
community will also be invited to experience the reading as well.
AITAF is committed to bringing arts programming of the highest quality, and to that end, sustains a level of artistic excellence and
quality through the work we choose and the artists we enlist to participate. All plays chosen reflect the mission of AITAF to present
contemporary American playwrights, but are specifically not military-themed. AITAF works with a casting agency to identify
recognizable, accomplished stage actors who volunteer their time to travel and perform in the readings; the past roster of actors
includes Laura Linney, Christian Slater, Taye Diggs, Jimmi Simpson, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Ruffalo, Keri Russell, and
AITAF programming accentuates the shared humanity of all Americans by using performance to unite artists and service members,
and to encourage dialogue. By offering this reading to the soldiers and veterans in the Ft. Meade area, AITAF aims to:
• Expose the Ft. Meade military community to American performing arts culture
• Bridge the Ft. Meade civilian/military divide by reading non-military themed, thought-provoking plays followed by a lively Q&A
• Arm our Ft. Meade audience with the powerful tool of language to express themselves
• Create an entertaining and stimulating performance that allows the Ft. Meade audience to feel a range of emotions
• Bring together the Ft. Meade military community in a relaxed and inclusive setting.
We are seeking sponsors at the levels below to underwrite the costs of the event. Please contact Cate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.859.1000 for more information.
Partnership members Whiteford, Taylor, and Preston and Zinnia Films have joined forced to present a FREE session on video advertising on December 6, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:30pm.
For more info and to register, contact David Morley at email@example.com or 410.440.4541.
2018 Military Bowl
The 2018 Military Bowl presented by Partnership member Northrop Grumman will be held on Monday, December 31, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. For a limited time, you can reserve the Military Bowl Modell’s Sporting Goods Four Pack. This incredible deal is only available while supplies last!
The Modell’s Sporting Goods Four Pack includes:
- FOUR tickets to see teams from the ACC and American Athletic Conference meet in this year's Military Bowl
- FOUR 15% coupons to Modell’s Sporting Goods
The total package is available for just $180! Additional seats can be reserved for $45 per seat. Other seating options are available. The deadline to reserve seats is Friday, November 30th, but inventory is limited and this offer is first-come, first-served. To purchase your Four Pack, please contact us at 443-782-5300 x521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to help provide the opportunity for troops and their families to attend the game, click this link for more details: Tickets for Troops
Medieval Times "Knight Out"
Looking for family or corporate fun this holiday season? Partnership member Medieval Times is offering e-ticketing savings exclusive to other Partnership member! Save up to 40% off of your tickets!
Maryland Tourism Coalition Holiday Party Cruise
Partnership member MTC invites you to celebrate the Holiday season while cruising the Inner Harbor of Baltimore!
Price includes: appetizers, lunch, beer and wine.
Boarding begins at 11:30 am. Depart at noon.
The Spirit of Baltimore is adjacent to the Maryland Science Center. 561 Light Street • Baltimore, MD 21202
The MTC can offer a voucher for $8.00 per car parked for up to 10 hours in the Harbor Court Garage located at 30 E Lee Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Bring your parking slip with you for validation at our ticket booth.