Maryland Statewide Transportation Model

Sponsors

Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation 

Partner

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Overview

The NCSG, in cooperation with Parsons Brinckerhoff, (PB) has developed the Maryland Statewide Transportation Model (MSTM), an analytic tool designed to address issues beyond the coverage and capabilities of the two primary MPO models in the State of Maryland. These issues include traffic in rural areas outside the coverage of MPO models, statewide transit planning as well as freight traffic, which in Maryland must be examined on a statewide basis. MSTM coverage includes the entire states of Maryland and Delaware and portions of southern Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, West Virginia and southwest New Jersey. The MSTM also covers the remainder of the United States (primarily for freight, transit and tourism) but on a lower level of fidelity. As part of the MSTM development, a 2030 land use scenario has been developed and the MSTM has been run with this scenario. The figure below depicts the model structure.

MSTM Structure

Contact: Frederick Ducca

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