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For Immediate Release:
October 8, 2020

Contact:
MDOT Public Affairs
Erin Henson, 410-865-1025
Jim Joyner, 410-865-1030

**MEDIA ADVISORY**
MDOT OFFICIALS TO TAKE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION
INVESTMENT TOUR VIRTUAL FOR WORCESTER COUNTY WEDNESDAY

WHO:
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of the Secretary and representatives from MDOT’s business units will meet virtually with Worcester County officials to discuss transportation investments. Representatives include: 

The Secretary’s Office: Secretary Greg Slater;
MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration: Administrator Chrissy Nizer;
MDOT Maryland Transit Administration: Local Transit Support Director Travis Johnston;
MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration: Executive Director Ricky Smith;
MDOT State Highway Administration: Administrator Tim Smith; and
Maryland Transportation Authority: Planning and Program Development Director Melissa Williams. 

WHAT:
This is the 13th meeting in the MDOT tour of 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City to update local officials and the public on the Hogan administration’s Draft FY 2021-2026 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details MDOT’s $13.4 billion six-year capital budget. This meeting is being held virtually in consideration of Maryland’s COVID-19 State of Emergency. Secretary Slater will outline the state’s investments and join other state officials in answering questions about Worcester County’s transportation priorities. 

WHEN:
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:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2020  
MDOT is conducting its 24 CTP tour meetings through November 17. For a complete list of dates, times and locations, visit: https://bit.ly/2QNf3hp.

WHERE:
To view the virtual meeting in progress beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, click here or dial 443-409-5228 (US Toll) to listen. Conference ID is 614 845 614#.

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 2021-2026 CTP invests $13.4 billion in Maryland’s transportation network. Above and beyond this funding, the Maryland Transportation Authority is investing another $2.8 billion in our toll roads and bridges. To view the Draft CTP, click here: www.ctp.maryland.gov

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