Walktober 2021: Another Successful Year of Walking in Maryland!

Planning in Progress

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

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to thank all our 40 partners, including the agencies, organizations, as well as Maryland residents that participated and helped to make the Walktober 2021 campaign a huge success!

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Priority Funding Areas Frequently Asked Questions

Planning in Progress

Here at the Maryland Department of Planning, Priority Funding Areas, or PFAs, are part of our daily routine. PFAs were enacted by Maryland in 1997 and are defined as existing communities and places designated by local governments indicating where they want state investment to support future growth.

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MDOT ‘incenTrip’ Mobile App Encourages Maryland Commuters to Earn Rewards by Using Transit, Ridesharing, Biking and Walking

Users Can Save Time and Money; Help Reduce Traffic Congestion   

From Our Partners

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Commuter Choice Maryland is launching a program aimed at helping Maryland commuters save time and money, while also earning cash rewards when they take transit, rideshare, or use other alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles in their rush hour commute.

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Cy Paumier

In Memoriam

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

The extended planning community of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region and the nation experienced a great loss with the passing of landscape architect and planner Cy (Cyril) B. Paumier, Jr. earlier this year.

According to his obituary1, Paumier was “influential in the formulation of urban design plans for city center projects [that] spanned over 50 cities in the United States and the United Kingdom.”

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Pat Goucher

In Memoriam 

by Bihui Xu, Transportation Planner, with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Patricia (Pat) Ann Goucher worked at the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) for more than thirty years. She began her career at Planning as a staff planner and worked in a variety of positions to rise through the ranks to management level.  

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