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Maryland Transportation System Performance Dashboard 2018 Annual Attainment Report Highlights

Goal: Community Vitality

  • Better coordinate transportation investments and land use planning to support the environmental, social and economic sustainability of Maryland's existing communities and planned growth areas.
  • Enhance transportation networks and choices to improve mobility and accessibility, and to better integrate with land use.
  • Increase and enhance transportation connections to move people and goods within and between activity centers.

Select a Measure:

Transit Ridership Highway Congestion Sidewalks Bicycle Facilities

 What We Measure:

Annual transit riders on the Maryland portion of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Maryland Transit Administration's service (local and commuter buses, light rail, Metro subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train service, a comprehensive paratransit system, and Locally Operated Transit Systems around the state)

Why We Measure:

Revenue vehicle miles, or each mile for which a transit vehicle is in service and accepting customers, indicates the level of transit service available to, and in use by, the general public. 

Why Did Performance Change?

  • In June of 2017, MDOT MTA launched the BaltimoreLink system, a complete overhaul and rebranding of the core transit system operating within the city and throughout the greater Baltimore region
  • To achieve MDOT MTA’s overarching mission of providing safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland, with world-class customer service, BaltimoreLink improves service quality and reliability, maximizes access to high-frequency transit, strengthens connections between MDOT MTA’s bus and rail routes, aligns the network with existing and emerging job centers, and engages riders, employees, communities and elected officials in the planning process
  • A large increase in Paratransit mileage was due to the large increase in number of trips provided Baltimore Metro continued to perform scheduled track repair and maintenance, having an impact on the revenue miles but little impact to the riding public
  • MDOT MTA split various Commuter Bus routes into separate routes to reduce stops and make the travel time more convenient for patrons 

What Are Future Performance Strategies?

  • Continue to improve upon the successes of BaltimoreLink through route optimization, public comments and internal outreach