About Us



The Baltimore City Department of Transportation’s mission is to maintain and improve the transportation infrastructure to produce a safe, reliable, accessible, and efficient system for everyone that provides multiple and sustainable modes of transportation for residents, businesses, and visitors — thereby promoting livable and vibrant communities across Baltimore City.

Transportation Goals

  • To restore deteriorated alleys, sidewalks, and roadways.
  • To rehabilitate bridges and road structures.
  • To improve the City's traffic control system.
  • To establish transportation hubs and coordinate inter-modal transportation cohesiveness to serve citizens more efficiently.
  • To improve and expand the conduit system so that it is effective in meeting the needs of the expanding growth in Baltimore.
  • To improve signage and eliminate faded signs.
  • To improve the City's lighting by focusing on major gateways and high crime areas.
  • To examine, evaluate, and streamline transportation processes from concept to construction.
  • To support the City's economic growth, downtown redevelopment, and other urban renewal and community programs.

The Department of Transportation is responsible for the planning, designing, building, and maintenance of:

  • 2,000 miles of roadways
  • 7 miles of interstate highways
  • 298 bridges and culverts
  • 456 miles of alleys
  • 72,000 street lights
  • 1,300 signalized intersections
  • 250,000 traffic and informational signs