Baltimore-Washington Rail Intermodal Facility Health Impact Assessment


Columbia, MD (March 6, 2012) – The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) will work with partners across Maryland, including various state and local health, transportation, and planning agencies, to conduct a health impact assessment (HIA) of the proposed Baltimore-Washington Rail Intermodal Facility as part of its efforts to incorporate health considerations into land-use planning decisions in Maryland. This project is supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts with funding from The Kresge Foundation.

NCHH will determine and compare the impacts of the proposed Baltimore-Washington Rail Intermodal Facility at several potential sites in the Baltimore-Washington region. The purpose of the facility is to transfer trailers and containers between trucks and double-stacked trains in an effort to increase the amount of long-distance freight cargo moved on rail.

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