Consolidated Transportation Program and the Priority Letter
Every year Howard County updates the County’s list of transportation priorities for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)'s Consolidated Transportation Program. The list, also known as the Priority Letter, is developed based on input from the public, county staff as well as elected and appointed officials. The update is sent to the Maryland Secretary of Transportation, along with project questionnaires.
Following receipt of the letter and the scores, the Maryland Department of Transportation evaluates the projects in the letter to assist the state in updating the Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) a six-year capital budget for State transportation projects. 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.
In the fall of each year, MDOT officials visit each county, either in person or virtually, to present the CTP to residents and elected officials. This year, MDOT held a virtual meeting on September 22.
To view a video of the meeting, please click here: https://youtu.be/2Ttvn2WHcN0
To review the Draft FY 2022- FY 2027Consolidated Transportation Program and learn more, please visit: https://www.mdot.maryland.gov/tso/pages/Index.aspx?PageId=27
The MDOT Priority Letter website has archived statewide priority letters since 2007, including Howard County's.
More detail about recent Howard County priority letters is available below.
FY 2022 - FY 2027 Priority Letter
For additional background, links to information for the FY 2021- FY 2026 letter follow. Updates for the FY 2022 - FY 2027 letter will be provided closer the meeting date.
- Signed Priority Letter for FY 2021-2026
- Projects in Thank you for Funding
- Projects in Design & Engineering
- Projects in Capital & Construction
- Projects in Request for Technical Assistance
- A countywide map