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For Immediate Release:

**MEDIA ADVISORY** 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS
TAKE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION TOUR
TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY TONIGHT

 

November 10, 2016

WHO:                        
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of the Secretary and representatives from MDOT’s business units will visit Montgomery County to discuss transportation investments.  Representatives include:
The Secretary’s Office:  Secretary Pete K. Rahn, Planning and Capital Programming Director Heather Murphy, and Regional Planner Kari Snyder;
Motor Vehicle Administration:  Administrator Chrissy Nizer;
Maryland Transportation Authority:  Executive Director Milt Chaffee and Chief Administrative Officer Percy Dangerfield;
Maryland Transit Administration:  Administrator Paul Comfort, Planning and Programming Director Kevin Quinn, and Local Transit Support Director Beth Kreider;
Maryland Aviation Administration: Executive Director Ricky D. Smith, Sr.; and
State Highway Administration:  Administrator Greg Johnson, Deputy Administrator Greg Slater and District Engineer Brian Young.

WHAT:         
Twenty-First stop in MDOT’s annual tour of 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City to update local officials and the public on the Hogan Administration’s $14.4 billion six-year capital transportation investment program.  Secretary Rahn will outline the Draft FY 2017 - FY 2022 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details MDOT’s six-year capital budget.  Officials also will be available to answer questions about potential impacts on counties due to Chapter 36, the new law that will require the scoring and ranking of major construction projects before they are added to the CTP next year.  To view the draft CTP, click here:  mdot.maryland.gov/newMDOT/Planning/CTP.

WHEN:
7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016 
This meeting is one of the 24 CTP tour meetings to be held from September 20 to November 15.

WHERE:       
Montgomery County Office Building – 3rd Floor Hearing Room
100 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Statewide meetings occur at various locations in all 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City.  Please visit our website for a complete list of dates, times and locations at: mdot.maryland.gov/newMDOT/Planning/CTP/2016_CTP_Tour.

WHY:                                                             
Each fall, MDOT presents its draft six-year capital program to every county and Baltimore City for review and comment.  MDOT then prepares a final budget to present to the General Assembly in January.  The Hogan Administration’s six-year Draft FY 2017 - FY 2022 CTP invests $14.4 billion in Maryland’s transportation network.  Above and beyond this funding, the Maryland Transportation Authority is investing another $1.99 billion in our toll roads and bridges. To view the draft CTP, click here:  mdot.maryland.gov/newMDOT/Planning/CTP.

Contact:
Erin Henson
MDOT Public Affairs
410-865-1025
ehenson@mdot.maryland.gov

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