Save the Date for the 2016 MdQI Conference

Save the date now for the next MdQI Annual Conference, February 3-4, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Planning for the MdQI Conference is underway; if you are interested in participating in the conference planning process, please contact Conference Subcommittee Co-Chairs Ray Moravec and Doug Rose.

Please keep an eye out for conference updates throughout the year on this web page and the Fall-Winter MdQI newsletter.  Online registration for the 2016 conference will open in early December at


Got Pizza? Save the Box and Build a Crane in 2016

Got Pizza?  Save the box and put your crane-building skills to the test at the next MdQI Conference!

The third annual MdQI Engineering Challenge will be held on Wednesday afternoon, February 3, 2016.   

Your new mission: to build a model crane capable of quickly attaching to and lifting your container off a pick-up platform, transferring it over a wall and lowering it to a set-down platform under your crane, where it must release from the attaching mechanism. 

There is no fee to enter the 2016 Engineering Challenge, but you must be registered for the conference to participate.  For more details, read the Crane Competition Flyer and the updated Questions and Answers. Please contact Glenn Vaughan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by December 31, 2015 to enter the competition.  Good Luck!

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."