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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 27, 2019

Contact:
MDOT Public Affairs

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

Jim Joyner, 410-865-1030
jjoyner@mdot.maryland.gov

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

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

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 R. Earl Lewis Jr.;
MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration: Administrator Chrissy Nizer;
MDOT Maryland Transit Administration: Local Transit Support Director Travis Johnston;
MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration: Regional Aviation Assistance Director Ashish Solanki;
MDOT State Highway Administration: Administrator Greg Slater; and
Maryland Transportation Authority: Planning and Program Development Director Melissa Williams.

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 2020-2025 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details MDOT’s $15.3 billion six-year capital budget. Deputy Secretary Lewis 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:
7 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019 
This meeting is one of the 24 CTP tour meetings being held from September 19 to November 5.
For a complete list of dates, times, locations and directions, visit: https://bit.ly/2mhwlHn.

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

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 2020-2025 CTP invests $15.3 billion in Maryland’s transportation network. Above and beyond this funding, the Maryland Transportation Authority is investing another $3.1 billion in our toll roads and bridges. To view the Draft CTP, click here: www.ctp.maryland.gov.

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