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Chapter 30 Scoring Model


 
Chapter 30 | Overview
Pursuant to Chapter 30, Acts of 2017 (Senate Bill 307), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) “shall, in accordance with federal transportation requirements, develop a project–based scoring system for major transportation projects using the goals and measures established under [Transportation Article 2-103.7(c)]” being considered for inclusion in the Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP). The transportation scoring law, as amended in 2017, defines a “major transportation project” as a highway or transit capacity project that exceeds $5,000,000, and excludes any “projects that are solely for system preservation.”
 
Chapter 30 | Implementation
The Chapter 30 scoring model evaluates projects across nine goals and twenty-three measures, that were established in statute, using a combination of project data, modeling analysis, and qualitative questionnaires. A project application process has been established requiring county and municipalities to request major transportation projects to ensure the necessary project information and priorities is provided to conduct the scoring. 

Each major transportation capacity project being considered for funding and inclusion in the CTP is evaluated through the Chapter 30 scoring model and ranked based on the score. The project rank is then one of many factors that contribute to the decision of what projects to select for funding and inclusion in the CTP. Please see the Chapter 30 Technical Guide below for more details about the scoring model as well as implementation policies and process.
 
Chapter 30 | Application Process
All counties and municipalities requesting that any transit or highway capacity project over $5 million, that is not currently funded in the CTP Construction Program, be considered for funding in the upcoming FY 2019 - 2024 CTP must submit project application(s) through the Chapter 30 Project Application Web Portal link below by March 1, 2018 for MDOT to consider the project for funding in the CTP.  

An online webinar will be hosted on January 17th from 10AM – 11:30AM to brief county and municipal staff about the Chapter 30 scoring process and demonstrate how to register and submit project applications through the application web portal. The meeting details and invite will be posted in the coming days here.

Chapter 30 | January 17th Webinar
An online webinar will be hosted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 10AM – 11:30AM to brief county and municipal staff about the Chapter 30 scoring process and demonstrate how to register and submit project applications through the application web portal. The meeting details and invite are available at the following: Meeting Invite
 
Chapter 30 | Project Application Web Portal

https://mdot.iopengov.com/portal/login 

Chapter 30 | Resource Documents