“A Great Victory”: Governor Hogan Statement on Today’s Transportation Planning Board Meeting

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement after the Transportation Planning Board voted by an overwhelming majority to advance the Traffic Relief Plan and Capital Beltway Accord:

“This is a great victory for Marylanders sick and tired of being stuck in soul-crushing traffic.

“Through one of the largest public-private partnerships in the world, we will deliver a new American Legion Bridge, real traffic relief on the Capital Beltway, more transit services for the region, thousands of jobs, and long-term economic growth and environmental benefits.

“This is a win for families, commuters, and small businesses, and it’s a win against the small group of Montgomery County politicians and far-left activists who sought to derail a compromise requested by Montgomery County and already approved by the bipartisan Board of Public Works. Their actions needlessly put the new bridge and every critical transportation project in the region at risk.

“I want to thank Governor Northam, Mayor Bowser, and all the local and regional leaders who supported today’s vote. We are now one major step closer to fixing a problem that politicians have failed to address for decades.”