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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 28, 2018

Contact:
MDOT Public Affairs

Erin Henson, 410-865-1025
ehenson@mdot.maryland.gov

Brandi Bottalico, 410-865-1030
bbottalico1@mdot.maryland.gov

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

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

WHO:                       
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of the Secretary and representatives from MDOT’s business units will visit Somerset County to discuss transportation investments. Representatives include:
The Secretary’s Office: Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn, State Legislative Officer Tom Curtin, Regional Planner Ian Beam;
MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration: Field Operations Director Rhashad Johnson and District Manager Charles Howell;
MDOT Maryland Transit Administration: Planning and Programming Director Holly Arnold;
MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration: Regional Aviation Assistance Director Ashish Solanki;
MDOT State Highway Administration: Administrator Greg Slater and District Engineer James Meredith; and
Maryland Transportation Authority: Project Planning and Program Development Director Melissa Williams, and Government Relations Manager Michele Gross.

WHAT:         
Seventh 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 2019-2024 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details MDOT’s $16 billion six-year capital budget. Secretary Rahn 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: www.ctp.maryland.gov.

WHEN:
2 p.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2018 
This meeting is one of the 24 CTP tour meetings being held from September 18 to November 15.
For a complete list of dates, times, locations and directions, click here: https://bit.ly/2OMQzSz.

WHERE:      
Somerset County Office Complex, Room 111
11916 Somerset Avenue
Princess Anne, MD 21853

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 2019-2024 CTP invests $16 billion in Maryland’s transportation network. Above and beyond this funding, the Maryland Transportation Authority is investing another $3.3 billion in our toll roads and bridges. To view the Draft CTP, click here: www.ctp.maryland.gov.

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