Sign up now for a MDOT/SHA pedestrian and bicycle trail funding workshop!
Representatives of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and State Highway Administration (SHA) will be offering four regional workshops on four key state programs that support trail/pedestrian/bicycle projects and programs: the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Bikeways Program (BP), and Safe Routes to School Program (SRSP). The workshops, sponsored by local jurisdictions, will be held from 3-5:00 p.m. on/at the following dates/locations:
- February 13th at the MNCPPC PG Parks & Recreation Headquarters, Auditorium, 6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, Hosted by Prince George’s County and the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area. To RSVP, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mdotsha-pedestrian-bike-funding-workshop-central-tickets-6052251447;
- February 20th at the Harford County Council Chamber, 212 South Bond Street, 1st Floor, Bel Air, hosted by Harford County and the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Heritage Area. To RSVP, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mdotsha-bicyclepedestrian-project-funding-worksop-harford-county-tickets-10320088663;
- February 27th at the Queen Anne’s County Department of Planning and Zoning, 160 Courseval Drive, Centreville, hosted by Queen Anne’s County and the Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area. To RSVP, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mdotsha-pedestrian-and-bicycle-project-funding-workshop-queen-annes-county-stories-of-the-tickets-10321095675;
- March 5th at the Browning Building, located in Pinecliff Park, 8350 Pinecliff Park Road, Frederick, hosted by Frederick County and the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. To RSVP, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mdotsha-pedestrian-and-bicycle-project-funding-workshop-hosted-by-frederick-countyheart-of-the-tickets-10321398581.
This is a great opportunity to learn about available funding sources, project eligibility, program requirements, and funding cycles. The workshop is free.
The Recreational Trails Program supports the community-based development of motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects. It focuses on creating and enhancing recreational trail access for many activities including hiking, running, and bicycling. For more information, go to http://roads.maryland.gov/Index.aspx?PageId=98
The Transportation Alternatives Program is a reimbursable, federal-aid funding program for transportation-related, community projects designed to strengthen the intermodal transportation system. The program can assist in funding projects like bicycle and pedestrian facilities, sidewalks, conversion of abandoned railroad corridors for trails, construction of turnouts and viewing areas, historic preservation of transportation facilities, and mitigation of highway runoff. For more information, go to http://www.roads.maryland.gov/index.aspx?pageid=144
The Safe Routes to School Program is a reimbursable, federal-aid funding program for education, encouragement and construction projects that promote children to safely walk or bicycle to school. The program can assist in funding projects like infrastructure such as sidewalks, crosswalks, signage, pedestrian signals and bike racks or non-infrastructure projects such as education/encouragement programs, targeted law enforcement efforts, safety training, walking school bus and media outreach.
The Bikeways Program provides reimbursable grant funding to support assessment, design and construction of bicycle transportation projects, both on-road and off-road. The Bikeways Program focuses on making bicycling a transportation option and connecting bike routes to town centers and local destinations. For more information, go to http://www.mdot.maryland.gov/Office%20of%20Planning%20and%20Capital%20Programming/Bike/Bikeways.html
For more information, please contact,
Recreational Trails Program
Office of Environmental Design
State Highway Administration
707 N Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-545-8637 (p); 410-209-5003 (f)