The mission of this office is to coordinate long range transportation planning statewide and project planning activities. This includes working with federal, state and local agencies on long term transportation plans, conducting public meetings, preparing environmental documentation for projects, data collection, long range traffic modeling, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), asset management, performance based planning and programming. OPPE is also responsible for producing the Maryland Highway Tourist Map and many other highway map products in paper and electronic format and maintaining and dispersing SHA's highway information database. OPPE also prepares the six-year funding program for state highway projects known as the Consolidated Transportation Program.
The Office is organized into five divisions
Responsible for collecting and reporting roadway and travel characteristics on publicly maintained roads to the Federal government, State of Maryland, local governments and the public. These responsibilities include:
The Program Development Division has the lead for coordinating and producing SHA's portion of the Department's Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP). This includes projecting SHA's six year funding levels and allocating the appropriate categories of Federal Funds. The division is also responsible for preparing the Statewide Planning and Research Program (SPR) and the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The Program Development Division is a key player in preparing for the annual CTP tour meeting with local governments and elected officials, and analyzing the fiscal ramifications of federal funding changes and proposals for changes in funding of individual projects. The division also serves as a key player in leading the overall SHA effort in performance based planning and asset management to make better resource allocation decisions in the areas of system preservation and maintenance.
Is responsible for the long range system planning and the integration of SHA's program with local and regional transportation plans. Responsibilities include:
Regional Planning Teams are based on geographic regions and responsible for long range planning activities for their areas. Specific Regional Planners are assigned to specific areas and counties. The geographic regions are:
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Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
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