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For Immediate Release:

**MEDIA ADVISORY** 

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS
 TAKE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION TOUR
TO GARRETT COUNTY ON FRIDAY

October 6, 2016

WHO:
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of the Secretary and representatives from MDOT’s business units will visit Garrett County to discuss transportation investments.  Representatives include:
The Secretary’s Office:  Deputy Transportation Secretary Jim Ports;
State Highway Administration:  Deputy Administrator Greg Slater and District Engineer Tony Crawford;
Maryland Transit Administration:  Local Transit Support Deputy Director Jeannie Fazio; and
Motor Vehicle Administration:  Regional Manager Rhashad Johnson.

WHAT:         
Eighth 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:
10:00 a.m., Friday, October 7. 

This meeting is one of the 24 CTP tour meetings to be held from September 20 to November 15.

WHERE:        
Garrett County Government Administrative Offices
Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Room 209
203 S. 4th Street
Oakland, MD 21550

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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