Grant Program Enables Local Governments, Transit Providers to Implement Innovative Ideas



MDOT MTA Promotes Projects Connecting Marylanders to Life’s Opportunities

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 08, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) today announced the opening of applications for the Statewide Transit Innovation Grant (STIG) program for fiscal year 2020. Transit agencies and governments in Maryland can apply for up to $1.5 million in discretionary state funding to plan, design or construct innovative transit projects. This program delivers on MDOT’s commitment to invest in the multi-modal transportation needs of all Marylanders.

“We strive to support efficient, customer-focused transit systems that best meet the needs of all Marylanders,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “This is an exciting opportunity for our agency to support local efforts across the state.”

Eligible projects will enhance regional transit performance by: improving trip reliability; reducing travel times; enhancing system recognition; improving safety and security; and maximizing bus capacity and comfort. Eligible projects can be in the planning, design, engineering or construction phases. Fiscal year 2019 awardees had projects involving: mobile ticketing systems; security cameras at park and ride facilities; scheduling software aimed at improving response time; and signage at bus stops.

MDOT MTA will administer the grants, and applications will be accepted through June 26, 2019. To learn more about the Statewide Transit Innovation Grant, visit

MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service and a comprehensive Mobility (paratransit) system. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit or, check us out on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.

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