Regional Planning

Obtain information on long-range Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) projects from the Regional and Intermodal Planning Division, which is part of MDOT SHA’s Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering. Regional and Intermodal Planning staff for each region coordinate with county and municipal governments, and with Maryland's seven metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to develop MDOT SHA’s portion of Maryland’s annual Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and each metropolitan area’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

In addition, staff help prepare the Highway Needs Inventory (HNI), MDOT SHA's long-range, financially-unconstrained planning document, which serves as a source of candidate projects for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP).

Regional planners cover specific counties. Use this table to find a regional planner who can help you. You may also send questions concerning long-range planning by email to or by phone toll-free at 1-888-204-4282.

Name Title Phone Number Jurisdictions Feasibility Studies
David Schlie Regional Planner 410-545-5674 Frederick, Montgomery Takoma Junction Vision Study
Stephen Miller Regional Planner 410-545-5673 Anne Arundel, Howard TSMO System 3 Corridor Evaluations - MD 2 and MD 3
David Rodgers Regional Planner 410-545-5670 Charles, Prince George's
Shiva Shrestha Long-Range Planning Coordinator 410-545-5667 Highway Needs Inventory
Lisa Sirota Regional Planner 410-545-5550 Baltimore, Carroll, Harford
Jon Mayer Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner 410-545-8542 Bicycle and Pedestrian (Statewide)
Sean Varsolona Regional Planner 410-545-5672 Allegany, Calvert, Garrett, Saint Mary's ,Washington
Derrick Sexton Regional Planner 410-545-5560 Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester