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Charles Penny

Title: Chief of Transit and Sustainable Transportation, Baltimore City DOT
Charles Penny

With 17 years of land use and transit/transportation planning experience in the Mid-Atlantic region, Mr. Penny has successfully navigated a career in both the public and private sectors. As the former manager of a regional transportation planning practice, Mr. Penny oversaw the growth of the department in the Virginia, D.C., Maryland and Eastern Pennsylvania markets. Mr. Penny has participated in many notable transit projects such as the Maryland Transit Administrations BaltimoreLink and Purple Line projects and he has overseen contracts that have totaled in excess of $50,000,000.

Mr. Penny currently serves as the Chief of Transit and Sustainable Transportation for the Baltimore City Department of Transportation. In this role, Mr. Penny oversees many transportation and planning initiatives including but not limited to:

  • DOT Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Budgetary Process
  • Charm City Circulator (Bus Transit)
  • Harbor Connector (Maritime Transit)
  • Shared Mobility (Scooters and Bicycles)
  • Separated Bicycle Network Implementation
  • Transportation Planning Projects
  • Grant Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Marketing Advocacy

Mr. Penny’s technical disciplines include; contract management, transit planning, transportation, multimodal planning, alternatives- analysis, land use planning, policy studies, public outreach, economic development, strategic planning, grants management, environmental planning and Transit Oriented Development planning. He has participated and or managed state and local government contracts with clients including: MDOT, SHA, MTA, MPA, MES, Baltimore Metropolitan Planning Commission, Maryland National Park and Planning Commission, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, the City of Cumberland, City of Lancaster, Penn DOT, DDOT, VRE, SEPTA and NJT.

Mr. Penny has a B.S. in Political Science and Mass Communications from Towson University.