The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released its Fall 2017 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) Schedule, which begins in Queen Anne’s on September 25 and concludes on November 13 in Harford. The tour offers county officials the opportunity to meet with MDOT leadership and review the department’s draft Fiscal 2018 – 2023 CTP.
MDOT describes the CTP:
The Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) is Maryland’s six-year capital budget for transportation projects. The CTP contains projects and programs across the Department, including the Maryland Aviation Administration, the Motor Vehicle Administration, the Maryland Transit Administration, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Maryland State Highway Administration, the Maryland Port Administration, and the Maryland Transportation Authority. The CTP includes capital projects that are generally new, expanded or significantly improved facility or service that may involve planning, environmental studies, design, right-of-way acquisition, construction or the purchase of essential equipment related to the facility or service. An expanded description is shown for each major project, along with a list of minor capital projects.
Working together with Maryland’s citizens, local jurisdictions and the local and State delegations, projects that preserve transportation system investments, enhance transportation services and expand transportation opportunities throughout the State are added to the CTP.
The CTP Tour is required by state statute:
On or before November 15 of each year, the Department shall visit each county to give local governments and local legislative delegations information about and an opportunity to comment on the proposed Consolidated Transportation Program and the proposed Maryland Transportation Plan.