Invest Now To Improve Transportation in Maryland
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Invest Now: Or Get Used to More Potholes, More Traffic!
Maryland is facing a major transportation crisis, with current funding levels not even sufficient to fix potholes and make urgent bridge repairs, let alone build the new road and transit facilities we need to meet future demand. The proposed Red Line, Purple Line, Corridor Cities Transitway, and hundreds of local road and intersection improvements -- all over our State -- simply will not happen without new revenues.
- 44% of the major roads in Maryland are now in poor or mediocre condition.
- 26% of our bridges are either “structurally deficient” or “functionally obsolete.”
- 55% of Maryland’s urban highways are severely congested during peak travel times.
- The Washington area recently surpassed Los Angeles as the most congested region in the US in terms of hours lost to congestion; Baltimore was fifth worst.
Maryland officials have put forward a bold new plan to restore Maryland's decimated Transportation Trust Fund to help get us moving again -- adding some $800 million in new dedicated funding and a critical "lock-box" provision to protect scarce transportation dollars from being raided for other uses.
This new plan -- endorsed by Governor Martin O'Malley, Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Mike Busch, transit advocates and leaders in Maryland's business community -- provides enough of a boost to add 44,000 new jobs and make the capital investments we need to make to stay competitive.
Sign up here to tell State officials to invest in our economic future in Maryland, get traffic moving again, put people back to work, and "Restore the Trust" in the Transportation Trust Fund.
(to learn more, visit: www.mdtransportation.org)
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