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For Immediate Release:

**MEDIA ADVISORY** 

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

October 3, 2017

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 and State Legislative Officer
Tom Curtin;
MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration: Administrator Chrissy Nizer;
MDOT Maryland Transit Administration: Local Transit Support Deputy Director 
Jeannie Fazio; and
MDOT State Highway Administration: Deputy Administrator Jason Ridgway and District Engineer
Anthony Crawford.

WHAT:
Sixth 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 Draft FY 2018-2023 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details MDOT’s $14.7 billion six-year capital budget. Deputy Secretary Ports will outline the state’s investments and join other state officials in answering questions about the county’s transportation priorities. To view the draft CTP, click here: mdot.maryland.gov/newMDOT/Planning/CTP.

WHEN:
11:00 a.m., Friday, October 6, 2017 
This meeting is one of the 24 CTP tour meetings being held from September 25 to November 13.
For a complete list of dates, times, locations and directions, click here: ow.ly/lEDN30e8SF3.

WHERE:       
Garrett County Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Room 209
203 4th Street, Oakland, MD 21550
Statewide meetings occur at various locations in all 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City. ow.ly/lEDN30e8SF3.

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 2018-2023 CTP invests $14.7 billion in Maryland’s transportation network. Above and beyond this funding, the Maryland Transportation Authority is investing another $2.6 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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