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Maryland Travel Survey

Between April 2018 and May 2019, the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) conducted the Maryland Statewide Household Travel Survey (Maryland Travel Survey), asking randomly selected households across the state to tell us about trips they made for work, school, shopping, errands, and socializing with family and friends.

Collecting this information through a survey is the only way to accurately measure and understand people’s changing daily travel patterns.

Collaboration with MDOT and COG/TPB

BMC conducted the Maryland Travel Survey on behalf of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). In addition, the Maryland Travel Survey and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG/TPB) Regional Travel Survey ran concurrently. The products of the surveys have been combined and compose a uniform dataset for the state of Maryland, which is being used for the development and refinement of a Statewide Activity-Based Model that BMC is also creating for MDOT.

Thank you for your participation

By providing accurate information about your daily travel, households that participated in the survey helped ensure that funding to maintain roads, bridges, and transit is spent where it is needed most. Your travel information will help build a complete picture of local and regional transportation needs, so decision-makers can effectively recommend where to make improvements.

The new data will also help BMC meet federal regulations: The agency is charged with developing a long-range transportation plan for metropolitan Baltimore, and must certify that the plan is consistent with current and forecasted transportation and land use trends. 


Maryland Travel Survey (MTS) Public Access Database

The Maryland Travel Survey Public Access Database (PADB) is available to researchers and the general public. It provides access to the MTS survey data at a level of detail that allows for in-depth analysis of demographics and travel behavior, while also protecting the confidential information of Survey households.

To access the PADB, please complete the form below, making sure to provide your contact information. Once BMC receives your request, we will email the PADB to you.


Maryland Travel Survey (MTS) Public Access Database Request Form