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Regional Planning

Information on long-range Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) projects may be obtained from MDOT SHA’s Regional and Intermodal Planning Division, which is part of MDOT SHA’s Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering. MDOT SHA Regional and Intermodal Planning staff for each region are responsible for coordinating with county and municipal governments, and with Maryland's seven (7) metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to develop MDOT SHA’s portion of Maryland’s annual Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and each metropolitan area’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  In addition, Regional and Intermodal Planning staff assist in the preparation of the Highway Needs Inventory (HNI), MDOT SHA's long-range, financially-unconstrained planning document, which serves as a source of candidate projects for MDOT’s Consolidated Transportation Program.

Regional planners are assigned to specific counties.  Please refer to the following table for the regional planner you may wish to contact.  If you prefer, you may also send your questions concerning long range planning by email to planning@sha.state.md.us or call toll-free at 1-888-204-4282.

Regional Planner Title Phone Number Jurisdictions

Matt Baker

Regional Planner


Frederick, Montgomery

Aviva Brown

Regional Planner


Allegany, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Garrett, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, Worcester

Melissa Krafchik

Regional Planner


Anne Arundel, Calvert, Saint Mary’s

David Rodgers

Regional Planner


Charles, Prince George's

Shiva Shrestha

Long-Range Planning Coordinator


Highway Needs Inventory (Statewide)

Peter Sotherland

Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator


Bicycle and Pedestrian (Statewide)

Tara Penders

Assistant Division Chief


Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard