The Secretary's Office
of Planning & Capital Programming
On behalf of the Maryland Department of Transportation,
the Secretary’s Office of Planning and Capital Programming (OPCP) remains committed to keeping you informed, educated, and updated. We hope this newsletter will help you, our customers, stay up-to-date on current OPCP initiatives and reports. Please take a few moments to learn about our latest news.
The MDOT's Secretary's Office of Planning & Capital Programming
This issue includes information on:
- The State Report on
- FY 2024 MDOT Grant Webinar
- Federal Discretionary Grant Information
- Commuter Choice Maryland Employer Partner Program
- The Commuter Choice Maryland Partner Program
- The Maryland Commuter Tax Credit
- University of Maryland Students Develop Interactive Site with Web App Tool to Improve Cyclist Safety in Prince
- The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
The State Report on Transportation
The State Report
on Transportation contains three important documents: the Maryland Transportation Plan (MTP), the Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), and the annual Attainment Report (AR) on Transportation System Performance. Every year, MDOT submits the State Report on Transportation to the Maryland Legislature on the third Wednesday in January as part of the Governor’s budget submission. These reports were submitted to the Maryland General Assembly on Friday, January 20th this year, due to the change
in Administration, and can be found at: www.ctp.maryland.gov.
Maryland Transportation Plan (MTP) is the Department of Transportation’s long-range (20-year) vision for transportation in Maryland, and is updated every 4-5 years. Note that MDOT will be updating the MTP in 2023 for a January 2024 submittal.
Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) is the six-year transportation budget, which outlines the capital projects proposed for construction and the projects in the development and evaluation phase.
annual Attainment Report on Transportation System Performance outlines the performance of Maryland’s transportation system, focusing on the goals adopted in the MTP. The AR measures progress toward achieving strategic goals identified in the MTP through the investments outlined in the CTP.
FY 2024 MDOT Grant Webinar
MDOT will host a webinar providing an overview of grants available for FY 2024, including Transportation Alternatives, Safe Routes to School, Recreational Trails, Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network, Strategic Transit Innovative Grants and Highway Safety Programs.
Learn how your agency can benefit from these grants and how to produce a successful application. The GoToWebinar will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 1 – 2:30pm.
Register for the MDOT Grants Webinar by clicking the button below.
Federal Discretionary Grant Information
Information and resources on transportation funding opportunities in the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs
Act (IIJA) (Pub. L. 117–58).
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), is one of the largest federal investments in infrastructure in nearly half a century. State and local governments will largely be responsible to prepare, design, and implement these projects. The bill not only increased funding
for existing programs but also created entirely new programs to meet today’s needs. To that end, MDOT invites you to join our monthly “Federal Discretionary Grant Information” newsletter to provide you with information and resources to effectively utilize these funds once they become available.
Sign up for our monthly newsletter below to get information on federal discretionary grant
opportunities, awards, and resources related to transportation.
To learn more, please visit the MDOT IIJA Federal Discretionary Grant Information Website by clicking the button below.
Commuter Choice Maryland
The Commuter Choice Maryland Employer Partner Program recognizes organizations for their leadership in offering transportation benefits and creative commuter incentives to their employees. These efforts help
reduce congestion, conserve energy, protect the environment and improve the quality of life of all Marylanders.
When you become an Employer Partner, you unlock the following free benefits:
- Complimentary guided support to start or expand your commuter benefits program
- Custom Transportation Plan and Employee Commuter Survey
- Feature your employer/organization’s Success Story in our newsletter, website and social
- Opportunity to share your successes with 7500+ businesses and commuters through our webinar series
- And more, including access to employer assistance resources and major tax savings!
The application takes less than 10 minutes and, once approved, you immediately start reaping the benefits! All Maryland businesses and agencies are eligible to apply.
Click the button below to learn more and apply today.
The Maryland Commuter Tax Credit
Looking for a way to ease your employees’ commutes, improve your organization’s environmental impact, and save money? We have the solution! The Maryland
Commuter Tax Credit rewards employers that offer commuter benefits to their employees with a tax credit equal to half the monthly cost of commuter subsidies (up to $100 per employee per month). Employers may take advantage of the Commuter Tax Credit by offering qualified commuter benefits for Vanpool, Transit, Cash in Lieu of Parking, and Guaranteed Ride Home programs. Recent expansion of the program now also includes Telework, Carpool, Active Transportation, and Multimodal Last Mile
We have an important priority to help Maryland businesses get the assistance they need to easily administer commuter benefits for their employees and take advantage of this great financial incentive. It has never been easier to see if your business or 501C3 or 501C4 qualifies for this tax credit.
Learn more by clicking the button below.
University of Maryland Students Develop Interactive Site with Web App Tool to Improve Cyclist Safety in Prince George's County
The Office of Planning and Capital Programming at the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)—in cooperation with state, regional, and local agencies and
residents—works to plan, program, and develop a balanced transportation system. This work includes addressing bike and pedestrian access issues. As part of its mission to maintain safe roadways, MDOT wanted to examine the level of traffic stress (LTS) throughout the state. The LTS rating of a road segment or crossing indicates the traffic stress it imposes on bicyclists.
To read the full story, click on the button below.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
The OPCP is leading the state’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP) update. As required by law, the BPMP is updated every five years in coordination with the Maryland
Transportation Plan (MTP) update to identify goals and objectives to improve walking and biking conditions in the state. The MDOT’s team is currently evaluating existing conditions and practices to inform the next plan and will solicit public input in the spring.