Regional Planning 

Regional Planning ensures that State, local, regional, and federal agencies work together to ensure collaboration and coordination in transportation planning and programming of projects, programs, and policies. Regional planning is an important aspect in ensuring the delivery of better transportation projects in both urban and rural areas, as well asimproving participation in the planning and programming processes through working with federally required Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), rural regional entities, and local jurisdictions.

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Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

The FY2022-2025 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) was approved in November of 2021. The STIP is a list of transportation projects requesting funding that includes proposed federal, state, and local money for highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects throughout the State during the next four years. The funding will go towards maintaining, operating, and expanding the transportation system.

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Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

This section presents each of the seven MPOs' TIPs without change as required by Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). Please reference the appropriate TIP for all federally funded urban area transit and highway projects.

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Non-Metropolitan Consultative Process

Non-Metropolitan Consultative Process The document below fulfills federal requirements for recording and implementing the Non-Metropolitan Jurisdictional consultation process as part of statewide transportation planning, programming, and decision-making.

Air Quality Transportation Conformity

Transportation conformity is the process that is used to review the current transportation plan and program in a region to ensure they conform to the state’s air quality plan. Each state’s air quality plan, also known as the State Implementation Plan (SIP) determines how the states will meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), for multiple sources of air pollution including transportation. In the SIP, there is a motor vehicle emissions budget, which is a limit on the maximum level of emissions allowable from the region’s on-road vehicles, as whole. The estimated level of emissions must stay within the budget for the region to be “in conformity

The larger MPOs in Maryland have, or are currently, required to perform Transportation Conformity due to the past Air Quality Levels. Links to their Air Quality/Transportation Conformity webpages are listed below.

Attainment Status

In Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Charles County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County are classified as Marginal in nonattainment status for 8-Hour Ozone (2015 Standard). For a complete list of nonattainment and maintenance areas visit:

Contact Information

To share your thoughts and ideas, send all comments in writing to:

STIP Comments – Office of Planning & Capital Programming
Maryland Department of Transportation
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD 21076