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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 7, 2019

Contact:
MDOT Public Affairs

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

Jim Joyner, 410-865-1030
jjoyner2@mdot.maryland.gov

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS TO
TAKE ANNUAL STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT TOUR
TO WICOMICO COUNTY ON THURSDAY

WHO:                        
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of the Secretary and representatives from MDOT’s business units will visit Wicomico 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:
Eleventh stop on 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, visit: www.ctp.maryland.gov.

WHEN:
7 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2019
This meeting is one of the 24 CTP tour meetings to be held from September 19 to November 5.
For a complete list of dates, times and locations, visit: https://bit.ly/2mhwlHn.

WHERE:      
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. 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 toll roads and bridges. To view the Draft CTP, visit: www.ctp.maryland.gov.

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