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What is the Maryland Transportation Plan and why is it important?

Every five years, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) develops a 20-year mission for transportation in the state known as the Maryland Transportation Plan (MTP). 
The MTP outlines the State’s overarching transportation priorities and helps create a larger context for transportation decision-making. The plan embodies MDOT’s vision:

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View / Download the 2040 MTP

What are the goals of the Maryland Transportation Plan?

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The Attainment Report & Advisory Committee

MDOT’s annual Attainment Report on Transportation System Performance measures progress toward achieving strategic goals and targets through investments in projects in our Consolidated Transportation Program, and through daily operations. Using over 50 performance measures across the Department, the report details MDOT’s progress in facilitating safety, economic opportunity, and quality of service improvements, among others. This past year, MDOT has taken several significant steps towards improving the entire transportation network through targeted investments, innovative project delivery, and the use of practical design and strategic cost savings.”(The 2018 Attainment Report is available now). 

An Advisory Committee is convened each time the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) develops a new long-range transportation plan to advise the department on the selection of appropriate performance measures and targets. Info about the 2040 MTP Attainment Report Advisory Committee can be found here.

The updated Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan just released 

The Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan identifies evolving needs and opportunities faced by pedestrians and cyclists in our state. The previous plan was completed in 2014, and per Maryland Statute, must be updated every 5 years in coordination with the MTP. The 2040 Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan 2019 Update presents an updated 20 year vision to support these modes of transportation in Maryland, and provides guidance to support strategic investments towards a more safer and more integrated transportation network. The plan was developed in close coordination with the MTP and is intended to help advance the overarching goals and objectives identified in that process. Both plans were released in January of 2019 

Additional Resources
2040 Maryland Transportation Plan - Transportation Trends Highlights
2040 Maryland Transportation Plan - Transportation Trends Full Report
2040 Maryland Transportation Plan - Technical Report on Public Engagement

2018 Annual Attainment Report
Consolidated Transportation Program