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 (MDOT)'s 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.

On October 30th, the Maryland Department of Transportation held its annual Howard County Consolidated Transportation Program Tour Meeting to share and discuss the CTP with county staff and elected officials. 

  • You may view the meeting here.
  • To view a copy of the supporting presentation for County Executive Ball's remarks, please click here.
  • You may view the FY2024 Transportation Priorities Letter here.
  • To review the Draft FY 2024- FY 2029 Consolidated Transportation Program and learn more, please click here.

In 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.

Previous Priority Letters


2023 Transportation Priorities Letter


FY 2023 - FY 2028 Priority Letter

Howard County's priority letter process for FY 2023 - FY 2028 is now completed. The signed priority letter and public presentation materials can be viewed below:

Signed Priority Letter for FY 2023-2028

Public Meeting Video

​Public Meeting Presentation


2022 Transportation Priorities Letter


2020 Transportation Priorities Letter


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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