Transportation Planning Charles County

Comprehensive Planning

The Charles County Department of Planning and Growth Management is responsible for developing and updating the county’s Comprehensive Plan, which incorporates the County’s long-range transportation objectives in an integrated vision for growth.

The 2014 Comprehensive Plan emphasizes concentrated, mixed-use development in the Waldorf urban core and in the County’s incorporated municipalities, as well as new development in enhanced rural villages and two village cluster areas. The County’s existing commercial and employment lands continue to be the focus for economic development, supplemented by new mixed-use areas, especially the Waldorf-White Plains transit corridor. Transportation infrastructure will be upgraded in appropriate locations to facilitate regional mobility and local accessibility.

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Countywide Transportation Planning

Charles County does not have a separate long-range transportation plan. The County’s Comprehensive Plan includes the County’s long-range transportation objectives.

Plans for Specific Locations & Transportation Modes

The county's Department of Planning and Growth Management has conducted a number of sub-area plans, such as the Waldorf Sub-Area Plan, which lay out specific transportation recommendations for their communities.

Operations and Maintenance

The county’s Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining country roads. The Department of Community Services runs the county’s public transit service called VanGO, which offers transportation routes that op¬erate on fixed schedules and more specialized transportation services.

Photo of the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge courtesy of the Bridge Engineering Software & Technology center at the University of Maryland.