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.
Share your knowledge and experience with new citizen planners
The Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) is recruiting mentors to share their experience, wisdom, and lessons learned with new Planning Commissioners and Boards of Appeals Members. The MPCA’s Strategic Plan commits the organization to develop training and other resources for knowledge sharing, best practices, and effective processes. The MPCA Executive Committee believes our best resource is the dedicated and experienced citizen planners who volunteer their time and energy to community development and sustainable growth throughout Maryland.
Thanks to Our Partners and Participants for a Successful Walktober and Walk Maryland Day 2020
Planning in Progress
On Wednesday, October 7th, Marylanders throughout the State celebrated the 6th annual Walk Maryland Day. The weather was perfect, and the celebration was a huge success thanks to all the Walk Leaders, Sole Mates, and Sole-O walkers who took time out of their day to go for a walk.
Assessing How The COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Traffic, Transit Service, and People’s Travel Patterns
Resources and Tools
by Bihui Xu, AICP, Lead Transportation Planner,with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
As Maryland navigates through sheltering in place, reopening, pausing, and slowly reopening, we have seen traffic on major highways drop dramatically in March and April, bounce back in May and June, and stay largely flat July through today. In the meantime, although not shut down, public transit has been scaled back in most places and continues to struggle to attract riders; similarly BWI’s passenger traffic is still more than 80% below its normal level.
by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
In last month’s edition of Planning Practice Monthly we told you about Maryland’s first ever WALKTOBER, a month during which the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and other partnering agencies will promote and host events and webinars spotlighting Maryland pedestrians’ safety, health, and commuting options in a variety of walk programs and initiatives, including Walk Maryland Day.