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For Immediate Release:

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS TO
TAKE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT TOUR
TO KENT COUNTY ON TUESDAY

September 22, 2017

WHO:                        
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of the Secretary and representatives from MDOT’s business units will visit Kent 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: District Manager Nasim Sultan;
MDOT Maryland Transit Administration: Deputy Director, Office of Local Transit Support Jeannie Fazio
MDOT State Highway Administration: District Engineer Greg Holsey; and
Maryland Transportation Authority: Director of Project Planning & Program Development Melissa Williams and Government Relations Manager Michele Gross.

WHAT:         
Second 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:
6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017 
This meeting is one of the 24 CTP tour meetings to be held from September 25 to November 13.
For a complete list of dates, times, locations and directions, click here: ow.ly/lEDN30e8SF3.

WHERE:       
Kent County Government Center
400 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620

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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