The Maryland Transportation Authority is committed to sustainable development; environmental compliance; stewardship; continuous improvement in environmental performance; and effective interaction with its employees, other government agencies, and the community. Through policies that foster environmental protection and stewardship, MDTA reinforces practices that are essential to its overall operations.
MDTA is committed to providing the leadership, systems, and resources necessary to ensure that the objectives of this policy are achieved. Furthermore, the MDTA is committed to promoting a culture where environmental protection, sustainability and compliance are integral parts of our management practices.
MDTA employees and Contractors are responsible and accountable for performing their assigned roles and achieving desired outcomes in an environmentally-responsible manner. MDTA will prioritize activities in order to conduct operations in an efficient, fiscally responsible and sustainable manner.
MDTA will maintain compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations and will follow MDOT policies for its transportation business units.
MDTA will develop and incorporate environmental performance goals into project planning processes and ensure that regulatory requirements, pollution prevention, and sustainability are evaluated and addressed in program and project management. MDTA will conduct life-cycle analyses and employ other tools that facilitate long-term decision-making.
MDTA will responsibly manage its facilities to minimize impacts of activities on the environment through effective planning, program and project development, and operation and maintenance procedures.
MDTA will communicate its environmental policy and performance goals to employees, stakeholders, contractors and citizens-at-large. MDTA will maintain open lines of communication, making use of internet and social media in addition to traditional communication channels.
MDTA will strive for continuous improvement in its environmental performance through a program that includes training, periodic assessments, management review, and implementation of initiatives.