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Final Report to the Governor and Maryland General Assembly


The Local and Regional Transportation Funding Task Force (the Task Force) is charged with studying, evaluating and making recommendations on:

  • the feasibility of regional transit financing, and,
  • local-option transportation revenue and finance options for the purpose of raising additional
    funds to support regional and local transportation system needs throughout the State.

The Task Force shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor  and the General Assembly
on or before December 15, 2013 (Monday, Dec. 16, 2013), and, in accordance with § 2–1246 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly.

The Governor has appointed the following bi-partisan members, representing local and county government,
to serve on the Task Force:

  • Matthew D. Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Goldseker Foundation
    (Chairman of the Task Force);
  • Transportation Secretary James T. Smith, Jr.;
  • Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18, Montgomery County;
  • Senator George C. Edwards, District 1, Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties;
  • Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22, Prince George's County;
  • Delegate A. Wade Kach, District 5B, Baltimore County;
  • William S. Ratchford, II, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office;
  • Lonnie Robbins, Chief Administrative Officer, Howard County;
  • Richard M. Pollitt, Jr., Wicomico County Executive;
  • Carol Krimm, Alderman, City of Frederick; and
  • Denise Mitchell, Councilmember, City of College Park.


Meeting #1: 
September 13, 2013
Overview of Maryland's local transportation funding structure and overview of local and regional transportation sources outside of Maryland.
Meeting #1 Agenda
Meeting  #1 Summary
State and Local Transportation Funding in Maryland
Impact on Local Transportation Expenditures
Structure of Maryland Local Government

Local Taxing Authority and Revenue Sources

National Highway Transit Funding

Potential Revenue Sources and Mechanisms

Meeting #2:
Wednesday, October 2nd

Discuss local transportation funding issues and needs.

Meeting #2 Agenda

   Meeting #2 Summary and Follow-Up Items

Tax Capped Counties in Maryland

Summary of Transportation Revenue Initiatives 2011-2013

Biography Summaries

Highway Funding Mechanisms
Local Highway Revenue Examples
Maryland Local Government Tax Limitations

Funding Sources for Public Transit
Transit Revenue Examples

MACo Testimony

MML Testimony

Meeting #3: 
Tuesday, October 22nd
Discuss options for funding and financing
local transportation network.

Meeting #3 Agenda

Meeting #3 Summary
Ron Kirby Biography Summary
TPB Letter to MD and VA Legislators
Northern Virginia Transportation Authority FAQ's
Local Funding Mechanism Analysis
Local Funding Mechanism Summary Matrix
Meeting #4:
Monday, November 4th
Discuss options for funding and financing regional transit and
review draft report outline.

Meeting 4 Agenda

Meeting #4 Summary
Task Force Draft Report Outline
Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTs) Presentation
Value Capture Overview Presentation
VA Route 28 Presentation
Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) Presentation
Regional Transportation / Transit Authorities – Transit Specific
Regional Transportation / Transit Authorities –
Broader than Transit only
Overview of Various Potential Local Funding Mechanisms
Local Funding Options Matrix – Revised 
Overview of County Tax Rates in Brief
Potential Additional Revenue Yield From County Income Tax Chart
David McDonough Biography
Meeting #5:
Tuesday, November 19th:  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Meeting 5 Agenda
Meeting #5 Summary
Report Due Monday, December 16, 2013