Maryland Department of Transportation Seeks Public Comments

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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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Thank You For Making Census 2020 a Great Success!

While the process of the 2020 Census was not what we anticipated, the outcome was even better than we’d hoped. Not only did Maryland surpass our 2010 self-response rate, we surpassed many of our expectations. Four Maryland counties finished in the top 100 of the nation’s 3215 counties for self-response and our state finished solidly in 9th place in the nation! In Maryland, there were 21 counties and 91 municipalities that were able to meet or beat their 2010 self-response rates. That’s something to be proud of, and we know that it was the hard work of so many of you that made it possible.

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Six Individuals and Projects Receive 2020 Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards

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by John Coleman, Public Information Officer

This year’s eighth annual Sustainable Growth Awards presentation was held as a virtual ceremony on October 5, 2020. Six recipients were awarded Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards.

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Census Efforts Lead to Census Success in Maryland!

The Census ended on October 15, and we are extremely proud of Maryland’s accomplishments during this decennial event. With the kickoff for the Census coinciding with the beginning of a nationwide pandemic and stay-at-home orders, marketing plans were modified from a mostly out-of-home advertising campaign to a more digital and in-home approach. Further, we added a paid social media campaign in targeted areas to reach thousands of families where programs and services are highly utilized.

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Celebrate Fall with Walktober and Walk Maryland Day!

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by Brittany Brothers, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Maryland Department of Transportation, Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner, and Michael Bayer, AICP, Manager of Infrastructure and Development 

The days are growing shorter, the evenings crisper, and the leaves are just about to “turn,” which means October is right around the corner. Fall is the perfect season to kick start or reignite your walking routine, and what better way than with Walktober! 

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