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Transportation Functional Master Plan (TFMP)


Vision Statement:

Provide safe, efficient, equitable and sustainable multi-modal mobility that provides residents, travelers and visitors with connectivity and choice.



Transportation Functional Master Plan (TFMP)

Move Anne Arundel! County Transportation Master Plan 2019 Presentation

Final Draft Move Anne Arundel TFMP

APPENDIX 2: Corridor Profiles
APPENDIX 3: Plans and Studies Consulted in Preparing Move Anne Arundel!

Final Draft Move Anne Arundel - Appendix 1 - 3

APPENDIX 4: Technical Memoranda
Technical Memorandum #1: Summary of Prior Transportation Studies
Technical Memorandum #2: Developing a Vision, Goals and Performance Measures
Technical Memorandum #3: Travel Demand Forecast Review
Technical Memorandum #4: Revenue Forecast
Technical Memorandum #5: Analysis of Traffic Crashes
Technical Memorandum #6: Transportation Systems, Management and Operations Strategies
Technical Memorandum #7: Transit Considerations
Technical Memorandum #8: Review of Key Corridors
Technical Memorandum #9: Analysis of Shared-Use Paths
Technical Memorandum #10: Summary of Technical Scoring Process

Final Draft Move Anne Arundel - Appendix 4

APPENDIX 5: Major Studies
Sections of the following studies are included:
Anne Arundel County Corridor Growth Management Plan
Major Intersections/Important Facilities Study Report
Central Maryland Transit Development Plan
Complete Streets Guidance
Anne Arundel County Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan: 2013 Plan Update

Final Draft Move Anne Arundel - Appendix 5



The Central Maryland Transit Development Plan

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 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.

Central Maryland Transit Development Plan 




Technical Memorandums

Note: The purpose of each Technical Memorandum prepared by Sabra Wang and Associates for the Office of Transportation is to present facts, analysis, ideas, issues and recommendations that will inform the Anne Arundel County Transportation Functional Master Plan (TFMP).  The views expressed and recommendations offered in each memorandum are solely based on the consultant’s judgment and should not be considered as endorsed by the Office of Transportation or any other County agency or officer in its draft form.

Tech Memo 1

The purpose of Technical Memorandum I is to provide a comprehensive listing of transportation plans and projects identified by local, state and federal agencies for potential implementation in Anne Arundel County.  This inventory makes no judgment as to the efficacy of any particular project; it is assumed that if a project is included in a plan then it has some level of endorsement by the sponsoring agency.

Tech Memo 2

Technical Memorandum II provides background information and options for the County to consider in identifying a potential vision, goals, objectives and performance measures (VGOPM) for the Transportation Functional Master Plan (TFMP). An updated technical memorandum will be prepared once the County has decided on the appropriate direction of the TFMP. As a starting point, the vision and goals from the 2009 General Development Plan is summarized; and a look at VGOPM for several comparator jurisdictions from Maryland and elsewhere is provided. This memorandum then explores current thinking from Anne Arundel County residents on key transportation issues and lays out potential VGOMP for the County.   Finally, options are presented for the County to consider in deciding upon the appropriate Vision, Goals, Objectives and Performances Measures for the Transportation Functional Master Plan.

Tech Memo 3

The purpose of Technical Memorandum III is to document SWA’s methodology, analysis and findings concerning the efficacy of transportation demand forecasts prepared for the 2012 Corridor Growth Management Plan. This was done relative to the use of those same forecasts for the 2040 Transportation Functional Master Plan. In other words, can the County have reasonable confidence in the 2012 analysis so that a transportation plan through 2040 can be prepared?

Tech Memo 4

The purpose of Technical Memorandum IV is to Forecast Revenue for the Transportation Functional Master Plan.  Anne Arundel County has determined that a long-range, functional master plan that is fiscally constrained
through the year 2040 is needed for transportation.

Tech Memo 5

This purpose of Technical Memorandum V is to examine the location and frequency of incidents in Anne Arundel County. The results of the analysis are intended to be used as one of several tools which can serve as an aid in choosing which projects need an allocation of funds.

Tech Memo 6

Technical Memorandum VI identifies Transportation System Management and Operation (TSM&O) strategies aimed to optimize the safe, efficient, and reliable use of existing transportation infrastructure, often using real-time information to redistribute traffic on the roadway network.

Tech Memo 7

The purpose of Technical Memorandum VII is to outline the results of the analysis performed by Sabra and Associates of the available transit system in Anne Arundel County. It provides a review of transit opportunities in the County and recommendations for further actions which would encourage and increase the usage of transit in the County.

Tech Memo 8

Technical Memorandum VIII provides a summary of travel demand, planning gaps and conflicts, existing conditions and potential projects among all modes was prepared for each state-owned roadway considered in the Transportation Functional Master Plan; county-owned roadways had much less data to be considered in formulating recommendations for the plan. These summaries were one input into the analysis performed in creating the plan’s final recommendations.

Tech Memo 9a and 9b

Technical Memorandums 9a and **9b provides an outline of the Sidewalk and Shared-Use Path Analyses.  **Tech Memo 9b is being updated and will be posted as soon as possible.

Tech Memo 10

Technical Memorandum 10 provides a summary of the technical scoring process tied to Move Anne Arundel’s vision, goals and objectives.



Public Involvement

Transportation Commission 
The Transportation Commission meets on the second Wednesday of every month.  For more information please contact the Office of Transportation at (410) 222-7440.

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.
  • 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.