MDOT Opens Scoring Application Portal, Hosts Webinar 1/17

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has opened up its online web portal to start taking applications from counties for consideration of including major transportation projects in its Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP). It is hosting a webinar on the new process and tool tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17 at 10 am.

MDOT created the scoring system in response to a requirement passed last session after Governor Larry Hogan and General Assembly leadership reached a compromise on Chapters 36 of 2016 and 30 of 2017 – aka, the Maryland Open Transportation Investment Decision Act of 2016, “Scorecard Bill,” “Transportation Transparency Bill,” or the “Roadkill Bill,” as amended.

The compromise requires MDOT to score all projects in its CTP, but it does not have to fund its projects according to the scoring system. The scoring model was finalized on January 1, 2018. MACo submitted comments on its concerns about the provisions in the proposal which penalize counties for failing to support proposals made by municipalities. However, MDOT opted not to change this portion of its model at this time.

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