January 16, 2019

Media Contacts:
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412
David Cookson, Office of Transportation, 410-313-4312

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 will recommend Howard County’s prioritized transportation projects for MDOT’s FY 2020-2025 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. 

“I look forward to hearing from our residents as we work collaboratively with the County Council and state legislators to address the transportation challenges facing our community,” said County Executive Ball. “This is an opportunity to be forward-thinking and to come up with a strategy to address these challenges, build a more sustainable community and address the transportation needs of our residents.” 

The Howard County Office of Transportation will host a public information and input meeting on Tuesday, January 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Columbia/Ellicott Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City.

Information about the FY 2020 Priority Letter, copies of previous priority letters and more information is available online at www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/County-Administration/Transportation/Transportation-Projects/Priority-Letter.

Those unable to attend the meeting who would like to submit comments and input into the FY 2020 letter, should contact Mr. David Cookson, Planning Manager with the Office of Transportation, by:
•    Email at [email protected], or 
•    Mail to: Howard County Office of Transportation, c/o David Cookson, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043 by no later than Friday, February 15.

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 Office of Transportation at 410-313-4312 (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 FY2020-2025 Priority Letter, contact David Cookson at 410-313-4312 or email [email protected]

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