Take Maryland Department of Transportation’s Self-driving Vehicle Survey Today!
From Our Partners
by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs), sometimes called self-driving or driverless vehicles, are an important consideration for the future of travel in Maryland and may become a part of everyday life sooner than we might think.
Many of us are already driving cars with advanced technologies, such as remote sensors, cameras, navigation, and/or braking systems using artificial intelligence (AI), that may contribute to innovations leading to fully autonomous vehicles. What remains unknown, however, is just exactly how self-driving vehicles should fit into our existing transportation systems. This is where you can help guide the next steps!
As a primary stakeholder in the Statewide Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) program, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) wants to hear what Marylanders have to say about CAV technology, so together we can plan for a future that meets everyone’s mobility needs.
Please take the 10-minute anonymous survey. Responses gathered will help MDOT SHA develop a strategy for increasing public awareness of CAV-related technologies, plan for a future of travel with self-driving vehicles, and help keep Maryland a great place to live, work, and play. You can also take the survey by phone 877-379-9299. The survey will remain open until May 13, 2022.
For more information about this survey, please contact SHACAV@mdot.maryland.gov. Want to know what else Maryland is doing in the realm of self-driving vehicles? Visit the Maryland’s CAV program website.
From Our Partners
By Kandese Holford, Regional and Intermodal Planning Division Assistant Chief and Statewide Bike/Ped Coordinator, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
In spring 2021, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) initiated the state’s first Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) to address the needs of the most vulnerable roadway users, namely pedestrians and bicyclists.
The PSAP outlines how MDOT SHA will improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety by identifying challenges, setting goals and objectives, establishing priorities, and determining where to focus roadway safety improvements. Guided by principles established in Maryland’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) and MDOT SHA’s Context Guide, it identifies areas of need, prioritizes corridors, and recommends safety countermeasures by employing a systematic approach to project planning and design.
Resources and Tools
by Carole Delion, P.E., Division Chief, Connected & Automated Transportation Systems Division, MDOT SHA, with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) recognize that jurisdictions are seeking guidance on preparing, planning, and implementing practices and policies for Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies, commonly referred to as autonomous or driverless vehicles.
Resources and Tools
Will some coastal towns be underwater in 2050? What can be done to rescue roads, towns, and homes from coastal and river flooding?
The Maryland Department of Transportation State highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has a powerful application to help public planners and private citizens. The MDOT SHA Climate Change Vulnerability Viewer (CCVV) is a user-friendly tool to explore areas and assets vulnerable to the risk of sea-level rise, roadway inundation, and nuisance flooding. The sophisticated web app layers climate and asset management data geospatially to show how extreme weather associated with climate change may change the Maryland coastline. Read more…
Planning in Progress
by Tina Regester, Office of Communications, Maryland Department of Transportation, with Carole Delion, P.E., Division Chief & CAV Program Manager, Maryland Department of Transportation