Greg Welker Retires; Dave Coyne is the New MdQI Co-Chair

Congratulations to Dave Coyne, the new SHA Deputy Administrator/Chief Engineer for Operations and MdQI Co-Chair. Dave most recently served as SHA's District Engineer for District 7 and as the Co-Chair of the MdQI Transportation Operations Sub-Committee.

Dave has taken the place of Greg Welker, who recently retired from SHA after 30 years of State service.  MdQI wishes Greg all the best in his retirement!

Save the Date - 2015 MdQI Conference

The next MdQI Conference and annual Awards of Excellence will be held February 4-5, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  

MdQI Bridge Building Competition 2015

Put your craft stick bridge-building skills to the test at the next MdQI Conference! The second annual MdQI Bridge Building Competition will be held on February 4.

Your mission: to build a lightweight structure that can carry a load (100 lbs minimum to 250 lbs. maximum) as compared to the mass of the structure.  All competitors must pre-qualify their structures between 10 a.m. and noon and the competition will begin at 4 p.m. There is no fee to enter the 2015 contest, but you must be registered for the conference to participate.

For more details, read the Mission and Specifications and Competition Q & A and then contact Glenn Vaughan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to enter the competition and obtain the official bridge kit.      

Welcome to MdQI PDF Print E-mail

MdQI is a cooperative effort by Maryland's transportation industry dedicated to the continuous quality improvement in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Maryland's transportation system.

Traffic travelling on I-95 in the rain.

The quality journey began in 1994 when Maryland’s first "Road to Quality" conference/workshop was held.

Mission Statement PDF Print E-mail

"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."