Integrating Electric Vehicles into Maryland’s State Fleet

Planning in Progress

by Joseph Consoli, Administrator, State Fleet and Travel Management Services, Department of Budget and Management (DBM), with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Figure 1 – Opening ceremony at new EV charging station in Baltimore County, 2021. L-R, Secretary Ellington Churchill (DGS); Governor Larry Hogan; Treasurer (Ret.) Nancy Kopp; BGE Senior Vice President, Alexander G. Nunez.

As the State of Maryland moves toward a greener environmental footprint, the issue of reducing the use of carbon-based fuels to power the state’s fleet of approximately 9,000 vehicles has grown in importance.

To help chart our course, we (Department of Budget and Management (DBM) State Fleet and Management Services division) contacted colleagues from across the country who have been tasked with accomplishing the same goal. These conversations led to identifying a few common “choke points” in electric vehicle (EV) integration.

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The Results Are In! View Insights from the Compatible Use Website and Handbook User Experience Survey

Planning in Progress

by Sarah Diehl, AICP, Compatible Use Community Planning Liaison

In October 2021, Planning Practice Monthly shared a survey in which participants could give feedback on the state’s military installations and their relationship with surrounding communities. The purpose of this survey was to help gain information about how communities interact with, seek information about, and envision development that is compatible with military bases in their area.

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New! Draft 2022 Proposed Water Resources Element Guidance is Now Available

Planning in Progress

by Jason Dubow, Manager, Resource Conservation and Management, Matthew Rowe, Assistant Director, Water and Science Administration, with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Figure 1 – Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

The Water Resources Element (WRE) is required for local comprehensive plans in Maryland, as laid out in HB 1141 (2006). The WRE is designed to ensure that local plans for growth and development can be supported, given the limitations of local water resources, as well as the constraints of local water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure.

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Maryland Department of Planning and the MPCA Partner with the Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration on a Regional Chesapeake Bay Webinar Series

Planning in Progress

by Joseph Griffiths, Local Assistance and Training Manager

Beginning January 20, 2022, the Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration (Collaboration) launched a series of webinars dedicated to one of the region’s most important resources, the Chesapeake Bay.  

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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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