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The Secretary's Office of Environment

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is committed to minimizing adverse impacts, conserving natural resources, and integrating sustainability into all aspects of transportation systems.  Our commitment extends to the environment, our customers, our staff and the communities in which we operate. 

For further information regarding MDOT’s responsibility to the environment see MDOT’s Environmental Commitment Statement.

Environmental Programs

MDOT takes a comprehensive systems approach to environmental stewardship.  This approach facilitates programs in air, land and water quality, energy management, and sustainable community enhancement. These considerations are an integral component of our transportation planning, design, construction, and day-to-day operations.


Land and Water Quality

Air Quality


Energy Performance



Environmental Compliance