The Maryland State and Regional Coordinated Transportation Plan is a direct result of President Obama signing into law, on July 6. 2012, MOVING AHEAD FOR PROGRESS IN THE 21st CENTURY (Map-21). MAP-21 went into effect on October 1, 2012. The program changes in this legislation included the repeal of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA)Section 5316 (Job Access and Reverse Commute - JARC Program) and Section 5317 (New Freedom Program); and the establishment of an enhanced Section 5310 Program that serves as a single formula program to support the mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities.
This legislation continued the coordinated transportation planning requirements established in previous law. Specifically, the legislation notes that the projects selected for funding through Section 5310 Program must be "included in a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan."
In response to the MAP-21 legislation, the Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) Office of Local Transit Support (OLTS) that administers the state's public transit and human service funding programs, including the Section 5310 Program, led the update of regional Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plans. This is the Coordinated Transportation Plan for the Lower Eastern Shore Region that includes Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. The plan builds upon previous versions produced in 2007 and 2010, and future projects funded through the Section 5310 will be derived from this updated Coordinated Transportation Plan.
2007 Coordination Plan
2010 Coordination Plan
2016 Coordination Plan