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For Immediate Release:

 

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS
TO VISIT HOWARD COUNTY THURSDAY ON ANNUAL STATEWIDE TOUR
ON TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES

 

September 28, 2016

WHO:             

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of the Secretary and representatives from MDOT’s business units will visit Howard County to discuss transportation investments.  Representatives include:
The Secretary’s Office:  Deputy Transportation Secretary Jim Ports;
State Highway Administration:  Administrator Greg Johnson, Deputy Administrator Greg Slater and District Engineer Mark Crampton;
Maryland Transit Administration:  Local Transit Support Director Beth Kreider;
Motor Vehicle Administration:  Administrator Chrissy Nizer;
Maryland Aviation Administration:  Planning and Engineering Chief Paul Shank;
Maryland Transportation Authority:  Planning and Program Development Deputy Director Melissa Williams.

WHAT:                     

Fourth 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 Transportation 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:                                               

7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29

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

WHERE:

North Laurel Community Center

9411 Whiskey Bottom Road

Laurel, MD 20723

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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