The Purple Line

The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile light rail line extending from New Carrollton in Prince George's County to Bethesda in Montgomery County. It would provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines. The Purple Line would also connect to MARC Train, Amtrak and local bus services.

Regional Transit Plan for Central Maryland

MDOT MTA is leading the development of a new Regional Transit Plan for Central Maryland. Providing a 25-year vision of mobility, this plan will define public transportation goals for Central Maryland including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, and Howard County.

Kirk Division Modernization

The new state-of-the-art Kirk Division facility will support the efficient operation of MDOT MTA’s bus service by accommodating modern vehicles and providing a safe and comfortable working environment for employees and the surrounding community.

North Avenue Rising

North Avenue Rising is a joint project of MDOT MTA and Baltimore City Department of Transportation, with additional funding from the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program and the Federal Highway Administration, to make a series of targeted transportation investments along North Avenue that support the economic revitalization of the corridor.

Transit Priority Initiative

MDOT MTA is working with local jurisdictions to increase bus reliability, speed and passenger safety throughout the BaltimoreLink system. MDOT MTA has pursued a data-driven approach to identify opportunities in the system, focusing on reliability, bus speeds, and travel delays at bus stops. Potential targeted investments to the roadway that prioritize transit riders include curb-extensions at bus stops, transit signal priority, dedicated bus lanes, queue jumps, and more. The Belair Road/Gay Street corridor is the first corridor to be identified for potential transit-prioritizing infrastructure between Preston Street and Moravia Road. 

Capital Needs Inventory (CNI)

MDOT MTA is the 13th largest multi-modal transit system in the United States, operating and maintaining $9.5 billion in physical assets to provide transportation services to over 2.2 million people in the State of Maryland. Investing in the state of good repair of these assets and system enhancements is critical for MDOT MTA to deliver safe, efficient, reliable, and customer-focused services. The MDOT MTA Capital Needs Inventory (CNI), consistent with ongoing transit asset management (TAM) analyses, outlines the unconstrained investment needs between 2019 and 2028 that will help MDOT MTA meet current and future service demands and system performance goals.

Cornerstone Plans

The Cornerstone Plans translate MDOT MTA's mission statement into strategic priorities, policies, programs, and initiatives for each transit mode. MDOT MTA is committed to responsibly managing assets to support long-term operational demands while seeking ways to enhance customers' experiences. Each Cornerstone Plan synthesizes MDOT MTA plans, policies, and reports with performance data, local and national trends, and stakeholder input. The agency comprehensively analyzes this information to create targeted recommendations for growth and investment in each mode that coordinate with the needs of the transit system overall. For any questions or comments regarding the cornerstone plans, please contact cornerstoneplans@mdot.maryland.gov.

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

TOD provides an opportunity to encourage economic development and maximize the return on existing transit investment. MDOT MTA has created multiple tools, including the TOD Design Guidelines, as resources for local jurisdictions, developers, and communities who are considering development at or near a rail station. The Maryland Departments of Planning and Transportation (MDP and MDOT) have also created comprehensive online planning and implementation resources to support state and local TOD efforts.