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For Immediate Release:

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS
TAKE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION TOUR
TO QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY ON TUESDAY

October 28, 2016

WHO:                        
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of the Secretary and representatives from MDOT’s business units will visit Queen Anne’s County to discuss transportation investments.  Representatives include:
The Secretary’s Office:  Deputy Transportation Secretary Jim Ports;
Motor Vehicle Administration:  Field Operations Director Richard Norman;
Maryland Transportation Authority:  Executive Director Milt Chaffee and Acting Project Planning and Program Development Director Melissa Williams;
Maryland Transit Administration:  Administrator Paul Comfort and Planning and Local Transit Support Director Beth Kreider; and
State Highway Administration:  Deputy Administrator Greg Slater and District Engineer Greg Holsey.

WHAT:         
Fifteenth 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.  Deputy Secretary Ports 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:
10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016
This meeting is one of the 24 CTP tour meetings to be held from September 20 to November 15.

WHERE:       
Queen Anne’s County Commissioners Hearing Room
Liberty Building - 2nd Floor (Seat of Queen Anne’s County Government)
107 North Liberty Street
Centreville, Maryland 21617

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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