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Executive Kittleman seeks input into transportation funding priorities for Howard County

Executive Kittleman seeks input into transportation funding priorities for Howard County

February 2, 2017

Media Contacts:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
David Cookson, Planning Manager, Office of Transportation, 410-313-4312

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman today announced the beginning of the public input process as the County prepares to submit its annual Priority Letter to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). The Priority Letter will recommend Howard County’s prioritized transportation projects for MDOT’s FY 2018-2023 Consolidated Transportation Program. The letter is due to MDOT this April, and is a result of review and input by County staff from several departments, elected and appointed officials.

“We know we must be innovative and forward-thinking in addressing our present and future transportation challenges,” said Kittleman. “We want to continue to make this a truly collaborative process with our residents, the County Council and our state legislators.”

The Howard County Office of Transportation will host a public information and input meeting on Tuesday, February 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Columbia/Ellicott City Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City.

Howard County’s current FY 2017 Priority Letter is available to view at https://www.howardcountymd.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=KF-N7B9R37Q%3d&portalid=0.

Information about the FY 2018 Priority Letter will be posted at https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/County-Administration/Transportation/2018-Priority-Letter.

Those unable to attend the meeting who would like to submit comments and input into the FY 2018 letter, should contact Mr. David Cookson, Planning Manager with the Office of Transportation, by:

  • Email at dcookson@howardcountymd.gov, or
  • Mail to: Howard County Office of Transportation, c/o David Cookson, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043 by no later than Tuesday, February 28.

An interpreter for people who are deaf or hard of hearing will be available if requested seven working days prior to the meeting. Please call the Department of Community Resources and Services at 410-313-6400 (voice) or use Relay at 7-1-1, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions or more information about the FY 2018 Priority Letter, contact David Cookson at 410-313-4312 or email dcookson@howardcountymd.gov.

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