This office coordinates long-range transportation planning and project planning. OPPE works with federal, State and local agencies on long-term transportation plans, conducts public meetings, prepares environmental documentation for projects, collects data, and does long-range traffic modeling, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), asset management, performance-based planning and programming. OPPE produces the Official Transportation Map and other highway maps in paper and electronic format, and maintains the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) highway information database. OPPE prepares the six-year funding program for state highway projects known as the Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP).
The Office is organized into five divisions
DSD collects and reports roadway and travel characteristics of publicly maintained roads to the federal government, State of Maryland, local governments and the public. These reports include:
PDD produces MDOT SHA's portion of the Department's Consolidated Transportation Program(CTP). PDD projects MDOT SHA's six-year funding levels and allocates the appropriate categories of federal funds. The division also prepares 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 leads the overall MDOT SHA performance-based planning and asset management to make better resource allocations for system preservation and maintenance.
RIPD does long-range system planning and integrates MDOT SHA's program with local and regional transportation plans. Responsibilities include:
Regional Planning Teams write long-range plans for their areas. Regional planners are assigned to areas and counties. The geographic regions are:
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
Main Business Line – 410-545-0300
Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
For emergencies, call MDOT SHA's Statewide Operations Center at 410-582-5650.
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