Maryland State Highway Administration
Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is dedicated to efficiently providing mobility for their customers through a safe, well-maintained and attractive highway system that enhances Maryland's communities, economy and environment. As a team, they strive to know the needs of their internal and external customers. SHA fulfill commitments in a timely and accurate manner, using resources responsibly, and observing all legal, moral, and ethical standards.
In addition to their transportation mission, SHA has incorporated a significant and innovative environmental component to their work. SHA has been a leading supporter of watershed based stormwater management. They define this vision of stormwater management as a concept that recognizes that recognizes that highways coexist with other land uses in watersheds, and a collaborative approach provides an opportunity for highway agencies to plan and deliver the most cost-effective protection, even improvement, to watersheds.
In support of this concept, SHA has taken a giant leap forward by creating a GIS database of the more than 15,000 stormwater management facilities within their state. This database helps to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the facilities and helps make decisions regarding future facilities.
SHA, a leading partner in the Green Highways Partnership, has become involved in a number of demonstration projects promoting innovative stormwater management practices, including low impact development strategies and water quality banking. Their advancement and promotion of the partnership has been a major asset to Green Highways.