Highlights of MDOT Draft Six-Year Capital Budget Plan

The Maryland Department of Transportation recently released its six-year capital budget for transportation projects. 

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) today released its Draft Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) for fiscal years 2023 to 2028, outlining a record $19.9 billion six-year investment to replace and repair aging infrastructure, expand transit opportunities, assist Maryland’s economic recovery and preserve and expand the state’s transportation network.

The Draft CTP outlines investments in each of MDOT’s transportation business units funded by the Transportation Trust Fund, including: Maryland Aviation Administration, Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Transit Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration, State Highway Administration, and the Secretary’s Office.

The draft also proposes to invest 35% of the budget, $6.9 billion, on system preservation to achieve and maintain a state of good repair for state roads, bridges, transit, airports and Maryland’s Port of Baltimore. That investment is $800 million more than last year’s CTP package.

Find Projects in Your County:

The CPT is broken down primarily by project type, i.e., major bridges, bicycle and pedestrian projects, MDOT agency, etc. There are several different organization methods used with the CPT, so it is not necessarily intuitive to navigate. For example, the State Highway Administration (SHA) is subdivided by county and project, but many others, such as the Marland Transportation Authority (MTA) are simply divided by project with no county denotion.


What is the CTP:

According to MDOT:

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 MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration, the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration, the MDOT Maryland Transit Administration, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the MDOT Maryland State Highway Administration, the MDOT 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.

How does MDOT draft the CTP:

After extensive consultation with Maryland’s citizens, local jurisdictions and the local and State delegations, MDOT projects that preserve transportation system investments, enhance transportation services and expand transportation opportunities throughout the State are added to the CTP. In order to help Maryland’s citizens review this document, the Draft CTP includes a summary of the Department’s financing and budget process and an explanation of “how to read” each Project Information Form (PIF) is included.

Check out the full press release.

Read the full draft CTP.

More resources and background on CTP.