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For Immediate Release:




September 15, 2016

WHO:          Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn, Deputy Transportation Secretary Jim Ports and other
                     department officials
WHAT:          Annual tour of 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City to update local officials and the public
                     on the state’s six-year capital investment program.  At each stop, Secretary Rahn or Deputy
                     Secretary Ports will seek input on the Draft FY 2017 - FY 2022 Consolidated Transportation
                     Program (CTP), which details the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) draft
                     six-year capital budget.  They 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, visit here:
WHERE:       Statewide meetings occur at various locations in all 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City.
                      Please visit our website for a complete list of the CTP Tour Schedule with dates, times and
                      locations at:
WHEN:        The CTP tour runs from September 20 on the lower Eastern Shore to November 15.
                    The first three meetings Tuesday, September 20, are in Worcester, Somerset and
                     Wicomico counties:
                       • Worcester County:
                                       o 10:00 a.m., County Government Center, Commissioners Meeting Room
                                          (Room 1101), 1 West Market Street, Snow Hill, MD 21863
                       • Somerset County:
                                       o 2:00 p.m. –County Offices Complex, Room 111, 11916 Somerset Avenue,
                                          Princess Anne, MD 21853
                       • Wicomico County:
                                       o 7:00 p.m. –Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Flanders Conference Room,
                                          500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21804
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.  MDOT’s six-year draft budget for FY 2017-FY2022 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.
Erin Henson 
MDOT Public Affairs

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