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MDTA Guiding Principles, Mission, Vision, Purpose, and Values


The MDTA’s activities, actions and culture are driven by its Mission, Vision, Purpose, Values and Pillars. These guiding principles form the foundation of the Strategic Plan.


The Maryland Department of Transportation is a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent, exceptional, and inclusive transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities.


The MDTA will improve the quality of life and create time for the customers we serve by revolutionizing customer service, delivering premium transportation alternatives and providing a safer, faster and more reliable driving experience.


Maximizing Safety and Reliability
Delivering Excellent Customer Service
Transforming the Workforce of Tomorrow
Advancing the Future of Transportation


Accountability: Team members and individuals hold each other responsible for the commitments they have made.

Communication: We encourage healthy discussion built on shared information and knowledge throughout the organization. We clearly,
effectively and deliberately share information with and receive feedback from stakeholders.

Employee Empowerment: We encourage employees to take initiative to accomplish outcomes using the strategies they determine are
best. We provide opportunities to all employees.

Innovation: We are a national leader in applying state-of-the-art technology to revolutionize transportation operations and enhance customer service.

Safety: We are a provider and partner of safe, reliable and resilient transportation services to our employees, customers and community.

Stewardship: We promote and protect the social, environmental, ethical and financial well-being of our employees, our customers, our agency, our community and our State.

Transparency: As an organization and individuals, our actions and outcomes are upfront, truthful and visible.

Trust: Our teams are open, honest and vulnerable without fear of repercussions. Our external stakeholders know that we are taking actions that are in their best interests.


Public Calendar

Jun 08

Finance Committee Meeting - June 8, 2023

9 AM

Virtual Teams Meeting

This public meeting is livestreamed and archived on the Finance Committee Meeting Homepage. The Finance Committee Meeting homepage also provides access to the virtual meeting, schedule, agenda, materials and minutes.

Jun 09

Hiring Event - JFK Administration Building

12 PM

MDTA Hiring Event Onsite Interviews

Hiring Event for Highway Maintenance Workers with On-Site Interviews

We're holding a Highway Maintenance Worker hiring event at the JFK Administration Building. Same day, on-site interviews! If you can't make it, apply online here

June 9, 2023
12 pm – 5 pm

John F. Kennedy Highway Administration Building 1
Turnpike Drive
Perryville, MD 21903

On-Site Same Day Interviews

  • No experience required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Please bring a valid government-issued ID to interview

Reap the rewards of State employment!

  • Pension | Medical | Dental |Prescription
  • Tuition Assistance | Generous Time Off | Life Insurance
  • Variety of job tasks & locations available

Event Flyer (PDF Download)

You belong at the MDTA!

Jun 14

Doing Business with the MDTA Development Workshop - Free

9 AM

MDOT Headquarters
Harry Hughes Conference Room
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076

Doing Business with the MDTA

Free Development Workshop
Division of Civil Rights & Fair Practices (CRFP)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
9am to 1pm

  • Free to attend.
  • Network with Primes, MDTA Procurement Officers and MDTA CRFP Compliance Officers.
  • Learn about resources to assist in growing and strengthening your business.
  • Understand the MBE/VSBE/DBE Programs and your role as a prime or subcontractor.

Register on Eventbrite: 
Registration Opens May 1, 2023

Email any questions to:

Additional Information:

To learn more visit:
Getting Your Foot In The Door | MDTA (