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Posted on: October 30, 2020

COUNTY COUNCIL HOSTS MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS FOR VIRTUAL STATEWIDE...

COUNTY COUNCIL HOSTS MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS FOR VIRTUAL STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT TOUR 

Residents Encouraged to Participate 

The Prince George’s County Council will host Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Gregory Slater, and Maryland Department of Transportation representatives on Thursday, November 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. for the annual Statewide Transportation Investment Tour.  During the annual meeting, to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, Secretary Slater and other Maryland  transportation officials will outline the state’s investments and answer questions posed by State and County officials and residents, about  transportation priorities in Prince  George’s County

Each fall MDOT conducts tours of all 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, to share and receive comment on the Draft FY 2021-2026 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details MDOT’s $13.4 billion six-year capital budget. MDOT then prepares a final budget to present to the General Assembly in January.  As part of the process, the County approved a Transportation Priority letter to the State and General Assembly highlighting those projects and issues to be addressed by MDOT.  

Council Chair Todd M. Turner (D) – District 4, says transportation impacts all Prince Georgians and encourages residents to view and participate in Thursday’s meeting. 

“The Statewide Transportation Investment Tour is particularly timely this year as the County faces a series of transportation challenges and opportunities. We will hear directly from Secretary Slater and other state transportation officials concerning how various projects will be prioritized by the state, and ways we might work together to effectively address the transportation needs of our residents.  I encourage County residents to view the meeting for important updates and information, or comment virtually. We are looking forward to an insightful meeting and direct dialogue.”      

To offer public comment or register to speak during the Statewide Transportation Investment Tour, you may register in advance HERE. You may also watch the meeting in progress beginning at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 5th at https://pgccouncil.us/LIVE. To view the draft CTP visit, www.ctp.maryland.gov

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