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For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2020

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

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

MDOT OFFICIALS TO TAKE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION
INVESTMENT TOUR VIRTUAL FOR FREDERICK COUNTY WEDNESDAY

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

MDOT Secretary’s Office: Secretary Greg Slater,
MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration: Administrator Chrissy Nizer,
MDOT Maryland Transit Administration: Administrator Kevin Quinn,
MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration: Executive Director Ricky Smith,
MDOT State Highway Administration: Administrator Tim Smith and
Maryland Transportation Authority: Executive Director Jim Ports.

WHAT: 
This is the first 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 Frederick County’s transportation priorities.

WHEN: 
7 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2020
MDOT will conduct its 24 CTP tour meetings from September 16 to November 10. For a complete list of dates, times and locations, visit: https://bit.ly/2QNf3hp.

WHERE:
To view the virtual meeting in progress beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, follow this link: WATCH STREAMING HEREJoin County Meeting to comment or call 855-925-2801 with meeting code: 8774.

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, visit: ctp.maryland.gov.

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