by Amanda Winters, Communications Manager, Maryland Department of Commerce
An upcoming event will bring together military leadership, defense communities, and industry representatives for two days of collaboration.
Hosted by the Maryland Department of Commerce and Association of Defense Communities, the Maryland Defense Forum is set to host discussions on building military resilience and readiness; critical Department of Defense (DoD) technologies; supply chain diversification; government contracting challenges; and more.
by Michelle Martin, Deputy Director, Office of Planning and Capital Programming, Maryland Department of Transportation, and Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
On March 30, 2023, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the opening of the $1.17 billion FY23 Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program. Applications are due to USDOT on July 10th and the funding opportunity announcement is now available.
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) are currently seeking community input on the 2050 Maryland Transportation Plan (2050 MTP), the draft Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Survey (AFFH Survey), and the Statewide Preservation Plan (Preservation Plan), respectively. More about each is below.
By Meredith Hill, Deputy Director of Asset Management, MDOT SHA and Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
Rural communities in Appalachia, such as Maryland’s Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties, have long been understood to be some of the most economically challenged in the country. Such communities may have a more difficult time accessing transportation compared to others.
by Brittany Brothers, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Maryland Department of Transportation
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is updating the 2050 Maryland Transportation Plan (2050 MTP), Maryland’s long-range transportation plan, guiding the state’s transportation investments. The MTP was last updated January 2019 and to meet both federal and state requirements, must be updated by January 2024.
The plan update includes a review and assessment of existing MDOT modal plans, metropolitan planning organization plans, peer state plans, federal priorities, Maryland state priorities, and public input from the recent MDOT surveys on transportation priorities. The draft vision, guiding principles, and goals will be modified and adapted through the plan process over the next 6-10 months with useful feedback from our stakeholders, Maryland’s residents, and visitors. We thank everyone who provided input.