Maryland seeks input on transportation plans

The Maryland Dept. of Transportation is developing the 2035 Maryland Transportation Plan (MTP), a 20-year vision for transportation in Maryland. The MTP outlines the state’s transportation goals, policies and priorities and helps guide statewide investment decisions across all modes of transportation.

The state is requesting opinions, ideas and concerns of highway users which officials said “can make a difference in helping us shape the future as we work together moving Maryland forward.”

The MTP is one component of the annual State Report on Transportation, which also includes the Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) and the Annual Attainment Report on Transportation System Performance (AR). The CTP is Maryland’s six-year capital budget for transportation projects, and the AR tracks MDOT’s progress each year towards attaining the goals and objectives of the MTP based on outcome-oriented performance measures.

MDOT updates the MTP every five years to address current and future transportation conditions and challenges. Activities are underway to begin updating the 2009 MTP.

A new plan will be released in January 2014 and MDOT plans to engage Maryland’s residents, businesses, governmental agencies, and interested organizations so that the long-range vision, goals and objectives developed through the MTP update process reflect and respond to the needs of all of Maryland’s transportation stakeholders.

Visit www.mdot.maryland.gov/MTP to complete the survey and learn more about the MTP effort.

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