MDOT Sec. Gregory Slater met with Kent County officials to discuss MDOT’s six-year capital budget.
Secretary Greg Slater, of the Maryland Department of Transportation, recently met with Kent County officials to discuss the Draft FY 2022 – FY 2027 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) six-year capital budget. This meeting was part of MDOT’s annual tour where the Secretary speaks to officials from each of Maryland’s 24 counties.
“‘As promised, we crafted this budget to invest in preserving our aging infrastructure, delivering projects to support Maryland’s economic recovery and creating a shelf of projects for the next generation,’ said Secretary Slater. ‘This approach to infrastructure investment allows us to maintain a state of good repair and be ready to quickly move projects into construction with any new federal transportation funding'” (Press Release).
According to MDOT’s press release:
This $16.4 billion Draft FY 2022 – FY 2027 capital budget focuses on system preservation, major projects, planning and engineering. More than half of the budget – $8.2 billion – will go toward preserving aging infrastructure. . . . Secretary Slater noted the critical role MTA played in making sure essential workers could perform their duties during the pandemic. . . . The MTA makes a significant investment in transit in Kent County, providing $2.3 million in operating and capital grants to support Delmarva Community Transit in conjunction with Caroline and Talbot counties. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent County, in conjunction with Caroline and Talbot counties, will receive $1.3 million in federal relief funds to support transit operations and/or capital needs.