To provide the Maryland transportation industry a forum that fosters coordinated and continuous quality improvement in order to ensure safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive and sustainable systems to meet the needs of all transportation stakeholders.
In the early 1990's, Maryland's State Highway Administration (SHA) recognized the need to address quality at all levels and areas of the highway community. SHA, along with other local industry members, attended the preliminary National Quality Initiative Conference in 1994.
Fostering an atmosphere of open communication and cooperation with our partners is critical to defining and achieving our goals. The MdQI Steering Committee was created to draw industry partners into Maryland's transportation plan and the Steering Committee is the link between our stakeholders and guides strategic thinking on a day-to-day basis. There are two Co-Chairs, one from the public sector and one from the private sector.
It meets monthly to discuss a broad range of quality-driven awards and initiatives. This group delivers the awards at the annual conference, which features a series of workshops on pressing issues and future focus of the industry. Thus, the Steering Committee has evolved from a conference organization group to an industry-wide driving force in the continuing quality journey. MdQI has expanded to include nearly all modes of transportation, and federal and county agency partners.
View the updated MdQI Charter signed at the 2020 Annual Conference in Baltimore.