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Over the course of a year, the Office of Transportation has worked with stakeholders to develop a framework that will serve as a guide on how we should approach transportation planning in Anne Arundel County.  Move Anne Arundel! will be the county’s first Transportation Functional Master Plan as per the recommendation in the 2009 General Development Plan.

Join us at the Open House in your District where we will discuss the projects in your area that will help make those connections to Move Anne Arundel!


District 3:

April 16th, 6:30-8:30 PM

Rivera Beach Fire Department:

8506 Fort Smallwood Rd, Pasadena, MD District 4:


Do you need accommodations at any of these events?

Anne Arundel County complies with the terms of ADA.  An individual with a disability who wishes to request an accommodation may contact the Office of Transportation at


410-222-7440 or TTY/TTD 1-800-735-2258- MD Relay 7-1-1

Project Background and Plan Implementation  

In 2009, Anne Arundel County adopted its General Development Plan (GDP) which guides land use, transportation, environmental and social infrastructure investments for the ensuing decade. While most of the County’s transportation capacity today is in the form of roadways, the 2009 GDP endorses a long-term view of a sustainable, balanced and multimodal transportation approach. This approach is generally consistent with the

State and regional transportation system where priorities are expressed through Maximize 2040, the Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan for the Baltimore region, and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Consolidated Transportation Program.

Looking ahead, strong population and employment growth are forecasted to continue over the next 20 years; however, the County’s overall development holding capacity narrows and a focus on revitalization and redevelopment in mature areas will become primary locations for residential and job growth.  Mobility challenges will occur resulting in longer and less reliable commutes to the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas and travelling within the county will be more cumbersome unless a range of transportation solutions is advanced. Evolving technologies, an aging population and the transportation preferences of younger generations will also change the County’s mobility landscape.

Since 2009, five studies have been conducted to prepare for the next chapter of growth and development in Anne Arundel:

•      Corridor Growth Management Plan (CGMP) developed traffic forecasts based on the 2009 GDP land use plan and prepared concept-level transportation solutions with impacts and costs for various alternatives on nine regional and four connector corridors.


•      Major Intersections and Important Facilities (MIIF) Study was companion to the CGMP and focused on land use plans and transportation improvements from the County’s five major peninsulas to the regional corridors.


•      2013 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update identified specific, feasible pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects to be advanced by the County or SHA, as appropriate. This plan focused only on the urbanized areas of the County where bicycling for commuting and short trips is most feasible.


•      Complete Streets Guidance Study ensures that proposed roadway improvements are fully implemented in a way that provide all users, regardless of age or ability, with a comprehensive and connective multimodal network. This study focused on several secondary arterials.


•      Central Maryland Transit Development Plan focused on improvements to the locally-operated bus network in Howard, Anne Arundel and northern Prince George’s counties.  Major long-term projects for consideration by MTA were also referenced.


Move Anne Arundel! integrates and prioritizes recommendations of the five modal plans listed above and will serve as the basis for the Office of Transportation’s recommendations for the 2019 GDP. In addition, the Office of Transportation, Department of Public Works and other County agencies will use Move Anne Arundel! to develop:

•      the Capital Improvement Plan and Capital Improvement Program;


•      the Annual Priority Letter submitted to the Maryland Department of Transportation;


•      Long-Range Transportation Plan priority projects through the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board; and


•      discretionary MDOT grant applications for the Maryland Bikeways Program, Transportation Alternatives Program, Job Access and Reverse Commute program, State Transportation Innovation Grants, and others.


The Office of Transportation will also work with the Department of Planning and Zoning to incorporate Move Anne Arundel! priority projects in traffic mitigation and multimodal requirements for new development projects.

Date Posted: 04/05/2019
Nathan Volke
District 3 Councilmember

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  • Jul 18
  • Arundel Center - County Council Chambers, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
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