Frederick County is excited to be able to partner with theMetropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) to participate in theTransportation Planning Board program. This project will identify ways to enhance the relationship between goods movement and existing and proposed land uses. Short and long-term land use and transportation recommendations will be developed. The project’s goal will identify best practices for accommodating freight movement while maximizing safety, air quality and quality of life. The study will address the accommodation of short-line and long haul trucking as well as clearly defining the role of short and long distance freight rail in the county.
Freight dependent land use designations will be reviewed and opportunities for maximizing the utility of freight rail corridors will be identified. Intelligent transportation system resources for the management of goods movement and safety will be identified. The project will also include recommendations for implementation and incorporation of study findings into an upcoming small area and corridor plans and local and regional transportation plans.
MD 355 & MD 85 Transportation Oriented Design Study
Frederick County is excited to be able to partner with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) through participation in the MWCOG Transportation Land Use Connections (TLC) program for the MD 85 and MD 355 Transportation Oriented Design Study. This project will identify ways to enhance transit oriented development through short-term bicycle, pedestrian and transit improvements and by reviewing long term land use recommendations. As a result of the update of the Countywide Comprehensive Plan, numerous small areas and corridors have been identified for detailed land use analysis, needs assessment and design recommendations. The MD 355 and MD 85 commercial corridors around the Monocacy MARC Rail Station and Francis Scott Key (FSK) Mall are a priority for the application of coordinated transportation and land use planning in the county due to the proximity to existing and proposed multi-modal transportation networks.