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Program Description

  Transportation Planning

The Transportation Engineering Planning Unit manages the Facility Planning, Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Area and the Annual Bikeways programs. Prior to a capital project being funded for design and construction, it must first undergo Facility Planning. The planning process examines multi-modal transportation improvements that are in compliance with area master plans to meet the forecasted conditions. These analyses are performed at a higher level of detail than what is provided during the master plan process. Facility Planning culminates with a project prospectus report and preliminary design plan which allows projects to compete for funding as a stand-alone CIP. Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Areas (BIPPA) are identified geographical areas in Montgomery County, where the enhancement of pedestrian and bicyclist traffic and safety is a priority. The objective of the BIPPA program is to improve safe bicyclist and pedestrian access to support cohesive neighborhoods and vibrant communities. The Annual Bikeways Program plans, designs and constructs bikeways, shared use paths, and wayfinding throughout the County. The purpose of this project is to develop the bikeway network specified by master plans and those requested by the community to provide access to commuter rail, mass transit, employment centers, recreational and educational facilities, and other major attractions.

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Program Contacts

Contact Fred Lees of the Department of Transportation at 240.777.2196 or Brady Goldsmith of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2793 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved798300.55
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.32540.00
FY20 Approved830840.55