Environment 

In July 2020, the World Resources Institute (WRI) recognized Maryland as the top GHG-reducing state in the Nation. The WRI study on "America's New Climate Economy" found that Maryland has successfully reduced emissions by 38 percent between 2005 and 2017 all while growing our economy.

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is committed to minimizing adverse impacts, conserving natural resources, and integrating sustainability into all aspects of transportation systems. Our commitment extends to the environment, our customers, our staff and the communities in which we operate.

MDOT takes a comprehensive systems approach to environmental stewardship. This approach facilitates programs in air quality, climate change, climate adaptation and resiliency, land and water resources, energy management, and sustainable transportation. These considerations are an integral component of our transportation planning, design, construction, and day-to-day operations.

Cliffs rise in the distance above a sandy beach.

Environmental Compliance