Hogan: Counties Always Have Seats At His Table

img_2618In remarks at MACo’s Summer Conference this morning, Governor Larry Hogan emphasized his commitment to working with counties on transportation priorities, stating to a room full of county officials that they “will always have a seat at the table with my Administration.”

He referenced the rapid series of back-and-forth letters among the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), county leadership and various parties concerning this year’s Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) and the “scoring system” required by a recently passed state law, which he stressed he would work to repeal. Further, he announced:

 

We remain committed to improving our state’s transportation infrastructure … seeing top priority transportation projects in every county move forward … [and] restoring every single penny of highway user revenues.

To achieve this and other successes, he stated,

We will need the help of every person in this room.

In a letter to MDOT sent last week, MACo President John Barr urged that a state/county collaboration on prioritizing transportation projects would serve all parties best.

Read Conduit Street‘s several recent articles regarding the scoring process and its implementation, all under our site’s “Transportation and Public Works” category search.