Transportation Review Guidelines
Transitway Systems StudyIn Financial Year 2012, the Planning Department and Department of Public Works and Transportation were successful in obtaining $60,000 in consultant assistance from the Transportation Planning Board of the Council of Governments under the Transportation/Land Use Connections (TLC) Program for the Prince George's County Transitway Systems Study. The final report of the study has been completed.
This project provided a comprehensive study of transitway alignment and modal options in the county, developing and evaluating ways to integrate the countywide transitway network with the preferred growth and development pattern envisioned by the 2002 Approved Prince George's County General Plan. The project included several interagency and interjurisdictional round tables that provided opportunities to gather information from key stakeholders in adjoining jurisdictions, marking the first time a regional discussion was formally conducted as part of a TLC project.
Review GuidelinesThe Prince George's County Planning Board adopted general criteria and guidelines for the analysis of the traffic impacts of land development proposals on March 3, 1977. Guidelines for transportation review and adequacy were developed by technical staff and approved by the Planning Board. Procedures and metrics were also developed to guide determinations of whether facilities necessary for proposed developments are adequate.
On May 19, 2022, the Planning Board adopted the update to the Transportation Review Guidelines, which captures the policies included in the October 2019 Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations. On September 8, 2022 the Planning Board adopted a revised document, that captures technical edits and the addition of prior approved guidelines within “Section 2: Requirements/Findings for Various Application Types”. This document provides guidance on how to navigate through new policies and procedures regarding transportation analysis and should be reviewed prior to the 2012 and 2013 Guidelines. The 2022 Supplement includes directions on what sections in the 2012 and 2013 Guidelines remain applicable, otherwise you will find the new policies and procedures described within.