Prince George’s Officials: #LIFT4MD “Desperately Needed”

This legislative session, Prince George’s leadership is focused on  infrastructure needs and wants a Local Infrastructure Fast Track (#LIFT4MD), writes The Prince George’s Sentinel.  The article shares a few of the more than 350 tweets posted through MACo’s hashtag campaign advocating for reinvestment in local bridges, roads and other infrastructure, noting that “Prince George’s County Executive … Continue reading Prince George’s Officials: #LIFT4MD “Desperately Needed”

Infrastructure Matters. Give A #LIFT4MD & Tweet Today!

Our local infrastructure needs a LIFT4MD – a Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland. Today, Tuesday, December 13, join MACo and fellow stakeholders in making the call for a #LIFT4MD. Help us get meaningful local infrastructure funding in the State budget, restored highway user revenues, and an honest assessment of the state of all our infrastructure … Continue reading Infrastructure Matters. Give A #LIFT4MD & Tweet Today!

County Officials Advocate For A #LIFT4MD at #MACoCon

On Thursday, December 8 at 10:30 am, MACo Winter Conference attendees focused on the importance of local infrastructure investment at the general session, #LIFT4MD: Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland.” The Honorable Jerry Walker, Council Member, Anne Arundel County introduced the session by making a push for interested stakeholders to advocate for local infrastructure investment by … Continue reading County Officials Advocate For A #LIFT4MD at #MACoCon

Help Lift Local Infrastructure – Tweet On 12/13 #LIFT4MD

Our local infrastructure needs a LIFT – a Local Infrastructure Fast Track. On Tuesday, December 13, join MACo and fellow stakeholders in making the call for a #LIFT4MD. Help us get meaningful local infrastructure funding in the State budget, restored highway user revenues, and an honest assessment of the state of all our infrastructure – from wires … Continue reading Help Lift Local Infrastructure – Tweet On 12/13 #LIFT4MD

Will Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Provide A #LIFT4MD?

Will President-elect Donald Trump’s professed commitment to infrastructure investment provide a Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland, and help Maryland’s roads, bridges, rails and pipes? Trump’s vision for infrastructure investment, according to his website, would: Transform America’s crumbling infrastructure into a golden opportunity for accelerated economic growth and more rapid productivity gains with a deficit-neutral … Continue reading Will Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Provide A #LIFT4MD?

#LIFT4MD: Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland @ #MACoCon

Everyone who lives, works, shops, moves and breathes in Maryland depends upon its infrastructure. Re-investing in infrastructure – a call being heard at every level of government – is good for Maryland jobs, business attractiveness, and quality of life across the state. Every few years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure … Continue reading #LIFT4MD: Local Infrastructure Fast Track for Maryland @ #MACoCon

MACo Strongly Endorses Restoring Highway User Revenues

MACo Associate Director, Barbara Zektick, provided written testimony in support of House Bill 552, “Transportation – Motor Fuel Tax and Highway User Revenue – Increased Local Share,” to the House Environment and Transportation Committee on February 23, 2017. This bill restores highway user revenues to local governments, ensures that new gas tax revenues resulting from Chapter … Continue reading MACo Strongly Endorses Restoring Highway User Revenues

Who’s Responsible For All These Bridges?

According to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)’s recently released 2017 Bridge Report, 6 percent of Maryland’s bridges are structurally deficient, and 20 percent are functionally obsolete. From the report: Of the 5,321 bridges in the state, 308, or 6%, are classified as structurally deficient. This means one or more of the key … Continue reading Who’s Responsible For All These Bridges?

Highway User Revenue Restoration, With a “Trigger,” Gets MACo Support

MACo Execuitive Director Michael Sanderson testified in support of Senate Bill 161, “Transportation – Highway User Revenues – Allocation,”  before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on February 1, 2017. This bill phases in restoration of highway user revenues to counties over seven years, provided that Transportation Trust Fund revenues exceed the most recent estimate of … Continue reading Highway User Revenue Restoration, With a “Trigger,” Gets MACo Support

You’re Invited: Join Us for Our Weekly Legislative Update Conference Call

Every Friday during the legislative session MACo will host a conference call that will update you on the Maryland General Assembly hot topics and bills that affect local governments. Join the conversation at 3:00 pm each week as MACo explores different topics and hosts guest speakers. This week’s topic (February 3): Transportation MACo Policy Associate … Continue reading You’re Invited: Join Us for Our Weekly Legislative Update Conference Call