Regional Planning

You can obtain information on long-range MDOT SHA projects, studies and initiatives from the Regional and Intermodal Planning Division, part of the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering (OPPE). Regional and Intermodal Planning staff coordinate with county and municipal governments and with Maryland's seven metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to develop MDOT SHA’s portion of Maryland’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and each metropolitan area’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

In addition, staff help prepare 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 (CTP).

Regional planners cover specific counties. Use this table to find the regional planner who can help you. You may also send questions concerning long-range planning by email to or by phone toll-free at 1-888-204-4282.

Name Title Phone Number Jurisdictions Feasibility Studies
Lisa Minnick Sirota Regional Planner 410-545-5550 Baltimore, Carroll, Harford
Tavon Hawkins Regional Planner 410-545-5671 Anne Arundel, Howard TSMO System 3 Corridor Evaluations - MD 2 and MD 3
David Rodgers Regional Planner 410-545-5670 Charles, Prince George's
David Schlie Regional Planner 410-545-5674 Frederick, Montgomery Takoma Junction Vision Study, MD 185 Corridor Needs Analysis, MD 187 Corridor Needs Analysis

Derrick Sexton Regional Planner 410-545-5560 Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester
Shiva Shrestha Long-Range Planning Coordinator 410-545-5667 Highway Needs Inventory
Sean Varsolona Regional Planner 410-545-5672 Allegany, Calvert, Garrett, Saint Mary's ,Washington


For additional information, contact:

Regional and Intermodal Planning Division
MDOT State Highway Administration
707 N Calvert St MS C-502
Baltimore MD 21201