Transporation Planning Prince George's County

National Harbor in Prince George's County

Long-range transportation planning for Prince George’s County is led by the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) Prince George’s County Department of Planning. The county’s Department of Public Works and Transportation, which is responsible for implementation and operations of country transportation, works in close coordination with MNCPPC.

Comprehensive Planning

The Prince George’s General Plan, approved by the County Council in 2002, is the name of the county’s comprehensive plan. It makes recommendations for guiding future development within the country and designates more than two dozen centers, which are focal points for increased efforts to concentrate development that can take advantage of existing or future investments in high capacity mass transit services. The plan also designates seven corridors where more intensive development should be encouraged. It proposes three development tiers within the county (the Developed, enveloping, and Rural Tiers) and policies to guide development within each.

County-wide Transportation Planning

The countywide Master Plan of Transportation (MPOT) for Prince George's County was developed by the Department of Planning and was approved by the County Council in 2009. It is the strategic multi-modal, transportation vision for Prince George’s County. Updating the Countywide Master Plan of Transportation was a core recommendation of the 2002 General Plan.

Plans for Specific Locations & Transportation Modes

MNCPPC regularly updates Sub-Area Master Plans and conducts more focused sector plans. Visit the Prince George's County Planning Department website to sign up for public involvement opportunities.

Operations and Maintenance

The county’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) is responsible for maintaining county roads. DPW&T is also responsible for operating The Bus, the county’s transit system.

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) maintains freeways and primary roads in the county, in addition to maintaining secondary roads that are designated as part of the state system (including minor arterials and major collectors).

Photo of National Harbor from the Community Foundation for Prince George's County.