Area Businesses and MDOT Work Together to Support More Options for Commuters: We Want to Share Your Company’s Story!

Planning in Progress 

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

In May’s edition of Planning Practice Monthly, we featured the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT’s) Commuter Choice Maryland program in an article describing how this transportation demand-management program promotes alternatives (both pre- and post-pandemic) to driving alone, including teleworking, biking, walking, public transportation, and ridesharing. All these options are important because they help Maryland reduce congestion, conserve energy, protect the environment and improve the quality of life of all Marylanders.  

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A Whole Lot of Healthy Fun, Just Around the Corner

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), and AARP will host the first ever WALKTOBER this fall.  

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Maryland’s CLAPP Program: Expanded Certification Periods and Regulatory Streamlining Aids Counties’ Effort to Preserve Farmland

Planning in Progress

by Daniel Rosen, AICP, Resource Conservation Planner, with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Photo credit: public domain

Created in 1990, the state’s Certification of Local Agricultural Preservation Programs (CLAPP) allows certified counties to retain 75% of locally generated agricultural land transfer tax instead of the default rate of 33%.

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Reminder to Jurisdictions: Submission Deadline for Nuisance Flood Plans Approaching

Planning in Progress

Tidally-driven nuisance floods are happening with more frequency. While nuisance flooding may not pose a serious threat or result in major damage, these events can interrupt and impact daily routines and negatively impact commerce. 

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Take MDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Data Survey!

Planning in Progress

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is examining ways pedestrian and bicycle traffic data are collected across the state – currently done in a variety of methods and used to evaluate project effectiveness, variations in overall volumes, and crash data analyses.   

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