Baltimore-Washington Rail Intermodal Facility HIA

Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Organization(s)
National Center for Healthy Housing

This HIA determined the impacts of the proposed Baltimore-Washington Rail Intermodal Facility at CSX's existing Mount Clare Yard in southwest Baltimore City. The facility would transfer freight cargo between trains and trucks, and operate twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. The facility poses potential health concerns that include air and noise pollution and substantial increases in local truck traffic leading to safety risks. Its construction and operation may also benefit health by creating local jobs and generating community tax revenue that supports services essential to health. The communities surrounding the site have a higher proportion of people of color than the rest of the state and suffer from disproportionate rates of infant mortality, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes-related deaths.

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At A Glance

Status
Complete
Completion Date
2013, August
Decision-Level
State
Sector
Transportation
Organization Type
Nonprofit