Updating the Maryland State Freight Plan: MDOT Seeks Public Input

Planning in Progress

Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner with Brittany Brothers, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Maryland Department of Transportation 

One of our partner state agencies, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), is updating an extremely important plan that, despite addressing issues affecting all of us, may not have previously drawn the attention it deserved – the Maryland State Freight Plan.  

This plan examines existing and projected freight and supply chain conditions in the state and identifies policy positions, strategies, and projects that can improve the efficiency and safety of freight movement throughout Maryland.  

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Spillman Consulting, Inc. to Develop Maryland’s New Compatible Use Website and Handbook

Resources and Tools 

By Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner  

The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) has selected Spillman Consulting, Inc., in partnership with SIA Solutions, LLC, and Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., to develop the state’s first compatible use website and handbook, aimed at supporting compatible land use with Maryland’s 20 military installations and their surrounding communities.  

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MPCA Shares Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Rules and Procedures

MPCA Corner

Over the past 24 months, the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) has established a new initiative to dedicate time and energy to Maryland’s citizen planners by answering questions and responding to “hot-topics” raised by its’ members.

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Maryland Department of Transportation Seeks Public Comments

Planning Assistance in Action

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) are required to conduct National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) studies for major transportation projects.  Currently, MDOT and MDTA are seeking public comments on the following project studies as well as a survey on emerging transportation technologies.

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Mentorship for Maryland’s Citizen Planners

Share your knowledge and experience with new citizen planners

MPCA Corner

The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is recruiting mentors to share their experience, wisdom, and lessons learned with new Planning Commissioners and Boards of Appeals Members. The MPCA’s Strategic Plan commits the organization to develop training and other resources for knowledge sharing, best practices, and effective processes. The MPCA Executive Committee believes our best resource is the dedicated and experienced citizen planners who volunteer their time and energy to community development and sustainable growth throughout Maryland.

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