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For Immediate Release:

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS
TAKE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION TOUR
TO BALTIMORE CITY ON FRIDAY

November 3, 2016

WHO:
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of the Secretary and representatives from MDOT’s business units will visit Baltimore City to discuss transportation investments.  Representatives include:
The Secretary’s Office:  Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn;
Maryland Transit Administration:  Administrator Paul Comfort, Planning and Programming Director Kevin Quinn, and Local Transit Support Director Beth Kreider;
Maryland Transportation Authority:  Executive Director Milt Chaffee and Chief Administrative Officer Percy Dangerfield;
Motor Vehicle Administration:  Administrator Chrissy Nizer and Deputy Administrator Leslie Dews;
Maryland Aviation Administration:  Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Ricky D. Smith, Sr.;
Maryland Port Administration:  Executive Director Jim White and Deputy Executive Director Kathy Broadwater; and
State Highway Administration:  Transportation Alternatives Program Manager Christy Bernal.

WHAT:         
Eighteenth 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:
1:00 p.m., Tomorrow, Friday, November 4
This meeting is one of the 24 CTP tour meetings to be held from September 20 to November 15.

WHERE:       
Baltimore City Hall, Curran Conference Room, Fourth Floor
100 North Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

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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