Transportation Review Guidelines

Review Guidelines

The 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.  

2022 Supplement


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.

Part 1

 - On October 11, 2012, the Planning Board adopted the new Transportation Review Guidelines, Part 1 (PDF). The changes in these guidelines are quite extensive, and this document will guide all parts of transportation review-not just the preparation of traffic studies.

Part 2

 - Copies of the Transportation Review Guidelines Part 2, 2013 are now available for download (PDF).This document guides the determination of findings related to Council Bill CB-002-2012 is also available. This legislation requires a finding of adequate pedestrian and bikeway facilities in the general plan centers and corridors.

Transitway Systems Study

In 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.

Transit-Oriented Development

Prince George's County Planning has developed a dynamic website that allows you to learn about transit-oriented development (TOD) in the county. The TOD website is a user-friendly tool that provides information and access to the county's TOD efforts. There you will find useful links, plans, and Metro station area facts for the 15 stations located in Prince George's County. We encourage you to explore and ask questions!