The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking public comment on its Fiscal Year 2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The plan covers four years of transportation projects compiled from state, local and regional plans.
Projects included in the STIP, the agency says, were developed using the 2035 Maryland Transportation Plan (MTP). The plan is a “20-year vision for transportation in Maryland that outlines the state’s transportation goals, policies and priorities and helps guide statewide investment decisions across all modes of transportation.“
“It is vital for people from every corner of the state to have a voice,” said MDOT Secretary Pete K. Rahn. “Through this effort, all Marylanders will have input in developing and delivering a better transportation network across the state.”
MDOT says STIP projects are selected annually through a “development process” and is “financially constrained” by the revenues “reasonably expected to be available” through the program’s four-year funding timeline. Maryland’s STIP was last updated in 2014 and is federally required to be updated it every four years.
MDOT’s draft STIP is available here. Public comments can be submitted through July 5 via email to email@example.com or via mail to STIP Comments Office of Planning & Capital Programming, Maryland Department of Transportation, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076.