Consolidated Transportation Program and the Transportation Priorities Letter

Every year Howard County updates the County’s list of transportation priorities for the Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Consolidated Transportation Program. The list, also known as the Transportation Priorities 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.

The FY2025 Transportation Priorities Open House and accompanying survey were included in the 2024 Transportation Open House and its survey. To review the materials presented at the 2024 Transportation Open House, held on January 30, 2024, click HERE. Please proceed to the sixth section of this year's survey, Regional Transportation Planning, to provide feedback for this year's letter. If you would like to provide any additional feedback or comments you may reach out to us at

Previous Priority Letters


FY 2024 Transportation Priorities Letter


The signed priority letter and public presentation materials can be viewed below:

Signed Priority Letter for FY 2024-2029

To review the Draft FY 2024- FY 2029 Consolidated Transportation Program and learn more, please click here.

Public Meeting Video

Public Meeting Presentation

In early 2023, the county hosted an open house to solicit feedback and comment on the counties' overall transportation priorities, approaches to solving common transportation challenges and specific projects.

  • You may view the materials presented at the 2023 open house here.
  • You may view the summary of comments received in response to our outreach efforts here.

FY 2023 Transportation Priorities Letter


FY 2023 - FY 2028 Priority Letter

Howard County's priority letter process for FY 2023 - FY 2028 is now completed.

Signed Priority Letter for FY 2023-2028

Public Meeting Video

​Public Meeting Presentation


FY 2022 Transportation Priorities Letter


FY 2020 Transportation Priorities Letter


FY 2018 Transportation Priorities Letter


FY 2017 Transportation Priorities Letter


To read a copy of the Survey results please click the following link: here

To review the 2017 Priority Letter please click here.

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