Charles County Projects Poised For Transportation Funding

As reported by the Southern Maryland Newspapers Online (SoMdNews), released this week, the draft Consolidated Transportation Program includes $34 million in projects for Charles County, secured as a result of the gas tax increase approved this year by the legislature.  As described, the projects include

$12 million apiece to expand the county’s commuter bus service and acquire right of way for a future interchange at Route 5 and Accokeek Road in Brandywine, plus $5 million apiece for the light rail study and to complete federal environmental surveys needed to build interchanges along U.S. 301 at Berry Road and Mattawoman-Beantown Road in Waldorf. . . The plan also includes $6 million in toll revenue for work on the Nice Bridge replacement.

Each year, the Maryland Department of Transportation drafts a CTP and presents it in a fall tour to the counties and Baltimore. A final version of the plan is then delivered to the Maryland General Assembly in January.

Regarding the overall distribution of shared revenues, the draft CTP includes $167.5 million for county and municipality program and $64.2 million for county and municipality capital projects in in FY 2014.

For more information, see the full story from SoMdNews.