ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball 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 recommends Howard County Government’s prioritized transportation projects for MDOT’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2028 Consolidated Transportation Program. To be submitted to MDOT in February, the letter is a result of review and input by County staff from several departments, elected and appointed officials.

Ensuring safe, reliable, equitable and accessible transportation infrastructure is a priority as we work towards a more multi-modal society. MDOT and the Maryland General Assembly have a unique opportunity this year to address significant statewide transportation and economic development needs. Our Priority Letter is an important tool to guide the state transportation investment decisions, and help identify projects that will have the greatest impact on our resident's daily lives.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

The County’s Office of Transportation will host a virtual public information and input meeting on Thursday, January 27th starting at 6:00 p.m. Residents interested in participating in the meeting can register HERE. To submit questions or comments prior to the meeting, please email [email protected].

"There are many projects to pursue, and we're seeking input so there is a collaborative and transparent process with our residents, county council and state legislative delegation to help create the best transportation experience for everyone in Howard County,” said Office of Transportation Administrator Bruce Gartner.

Information about this year’s Priority Letter, projects, copies of previous priority letters and more can be found on the Office of Transportation’s “Priority Letter” website.

For questions and/or more information about the County’s FY 2023-20287 Priority Letter, contact David Cookson with the Office of Transportation at 410-313-4312 or email [email protected].

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