Financed by toll revenue without relying on State tax dollars, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) was established in 1971 by the Maryland General Assembly to finance, construct, operate, preserve and improve the State’s toll facilities, as well as to finance new revenue-producing transportation projects. The MDTA’s eight toll facilities – two turnpikes, two tunnels and four bridges – connect Maryland to life’s opportunities.
The MDTA’s revenues are separate from the State’s General Fund and Transportation Trust Fund and are reinvested into our facilities to operate and maintain them. The MDTA’s Trust Agreement, for the benefit of its bondholders, outlines how these funds may be used as the MDTA develops and finances transportation solutions for Maryland’s citizens. For more than 45 years, the MDTA has provided Maryland’s citizens and visitors with safe, secure, reliable and convenient transportation facilities. We are committed to preserving our vital infrastructure and to quality and excellence in customer service. We rely on our organization’s values, traditions and – most importantly – our employees, to achieve these goals.