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February 8, 2018

Council Connections

Bridging Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties


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Dates to Remember

Tri-County Council for Western Maryland
Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 4
5:00 pm

Allegany County







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 What is the Maryland Transportation Plan
and why is it important?


Every five years, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) develops a 20-year vision for transportation in the state known as the Maryland Transportation Plan (MTP). The MTP outlines the State's transportation priorities and helps create a larger context for transportation decision-making.


The Plan is updated through extensive consultation and coordination with state, regional and local government stakeholders and outreach to Maryland's citizens. Between November 2017 and January 2018, a survey was conducted to gather input for the 2040 MTP. The feedback was used to draft the goals and objectives of the Plan. 

The draft Goals & Objectives are available for review by following this link. Feedback should be provided to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. through February 28, 2018.


Once developed, the MTP guides the development of the Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which identifies specific road, bridge, transit, aviation, port, pedestrian, and bikeway projects that will be funded over the six-year capital program. 


Complete details of the 2040 Maryland Transportation Plan are available by visiting the MDOT website.  


Maryland Transportation Plan Survey Results 





The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative is a congressionally funded initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America's energy production.


Funding priority areas include workforce training, broadband expansion, entrepreneurship, and business cluster development. Find complete details online.