Gov. Larry Hogan to push for repeal of "Road Kill Bill"

Posted at 12:29 PM, Dec 14, 2016
Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday he'll push for the repeal of last year's controversial "Road Kill Bill," which canceled transportation projects in jurisdictions all over the state. 
Hogan said repealing the bill would be his administration's top priority. 
In a press conference Wednesday, Hogan said he will submit emergency legislation to repeal the bill. It was passed and became law over Hogan's veto last year.
"Today I am here to announce that we will submit emergency legislation for our top priority for this legislative session, which is to push for the full and immediate repeal of this disastrous bill which will absolutely be responsible for the elimination of nearly all of the most important transportation priorities in every single jurisdiction all across the state,"  Hogan said. "It will wreak havoc on the entire state transportation system and usurp important authority away from local governments and away from the executive branch of state government, giving authority instead to lobbyists and special interest groups."
Maryland House Speaker Mike Busch fired back in a statement, saying that “Governor Hogan has overpromised and under-delivered on his transportation budget."

"Nonpartisan analysts reported last month that his promises are $1.6 billion overbudget, so he needs a scapegoat to explain away his inability to deliver," Busch's statement read. "The people of Maryland want a transparent government where they understand how politicians are spending their money. The law requires the Governor to simply explain his spending decisions, not hide behind them.”
The law created a scoring system that ranked transportation projects in terms of priority. Sixty-six projects were canceled. 
Those projects were: 
  US 220  Upgrade & relocate US 220/MD 53 from I-68 to Cresaptown
Anne Arundel  
  MD 3  Upgrade roadway from US 50 to MD 32
  MD 175  Traffic flow improvements from MD 295 to MD 170
  MD 198  Address capacity needs from MD 295 to MD 32
  MD 295  Widen from MD 100 to I-195 including an interchange at Hanover Road
  MD 175  National Business Parkway to McCarron Court (MD 295 interchange)
  US 50  Severn River Bridge congestion relief
Baltimore City  
  Fixed guideway construction  Green Line extension to Morgan State
  Fixed guideway construction  Bayview MARC to Shot Tower Metro
Baltimore County  
  I-795  Interchange at Dolfield Boulevard
  I-695  Widen from I-83 to I-95
  I-695  Widen from I-95 to MD 122
  I-695  Traffic management strategies
  MD 140  Widen northbound from Painters Mill Road to Garrison View Road
  I-70/I-695 Triple Bridges  Study to replace
  MD 4  Thomas Johnson Bridge replacement
  MD 2/4  Widening from Fox Run Boulevard to Commerce Lane
  MD 32  Capacity improvements from MD 26 to I-70
  MD 30  Northwoods Trail to CSX
  MD 26  Operational, safety & streetscape improvements at Liberty Road/MD 32
  MD 140  Capacity improvements between Market Street and Sullivan Road
  US 301  Upgrades through Waldorf, including improvements at MD 5 and at MD 228/MD 5BU
  MD 180 & MD 351  Capacity and operations improvements
  US 15  Improvements between I-70 and MD 26
  MD 85  Widening from English Muffin Way to Grove Road
  MD 85  Widening from Crestwood to Spectrum Drive
  MD 180  Bridge over US 15/MD 340
  I-70  Widen to six lanes between Mount Phillip Road and I-270
  US 219  Oakland Bypass
  MD  159 Philadelphia Road improvement project
  US 1  Construct multilane highway from MD 152 to Hickory Bypass
  US 1  Improvements from the Prince George's County line to the Baltimore County line
  MD 32  Widening from Linden Church Road to I-70
  MD 32  Capacity improvements from MD 26 to I-70
  I-70 Congestion relief from MD 32 to US 29
  US 29  Widening from the Middle Patuxent River to Seneca Drive (Phase 2)
  MD 28/MD 198  Corridor safety, capacity, and operations improvements between MD 97 and I-95
  I-270, Watkins Mill Road interchange
  I-495  Capacity improvements  I-270 Spur to Virginia line
  MD 355  Grade-separated crossing over CSXT railroad and interchange at Parklawn Drive
  MD 117  Intersection capacity from I-270 to Metropolitan Grove Road (Phases 2 & 3)
  MD 185  Jones Bridge Road
  US 29  Stewart Lane, Tech Road, Greencastle Road, and Blackburn Road
  US 29  Interchange at Musgrove Road and Fairland Road
  MD 124  Reconstruct from Midcounty Highway to south of Airpark Road (Phases 2 & 3)
  MD 97  Safety and accessibility in Montgomery Hills, between MD 192 and MD 390
  MD 97  Interchange at MD 28
Prince George's  
  MD 28/MD 198  Corridor safety, capacity, and operations improvements between MD 97 and I-95
  MD 202  Intersection at Brightseat Road
  US 301  Upgrades through Waldorf, including improvements at MD 5 and at MD 228/MD 5BU
  MD 3  Upgrade roadway from US 50 to MD 32
  US 50  Improving traffic capacity and operations from the D.C. line to MD 704
  MD 5  Upgrade to a multilane freeway from US 301 at T.B. to north of I-95/I-495
  MD 5  Geometric improvements at MD 5 and Linda Lane
  MD 450  Widen from Stonybrook Drive to west of MD 3
  MD 197  Widen from Kenhill Drive to MD 450 relocated
  MD 201/US 1  Capacity improve, from Capital Beltway to north of Murikirk Road
  MD 210  Improve intersections from I-95/I-495 to MD 228
  MD 223  Safety & operational improvements from Steed Road to MD 4
  US 301  Widen from north of Mount Oak Road to US 50
  MD 4  Upgrade to multilane freeway from MD 223 to I-95/I-495
  MD 4  Suitland Parkway
Queen Anne's  
  US 50  Widen from US 301 to MD 404
St. Mary's  
  MD 5  Intersection Abell/Moakley Roads
  MD 5  Intersection, bridge & drainage improvements at MD 246 & MD 471
  MD 4  Thomas Johnson Bridge replacement
  MD 5  Widen Camp Brown Road to the Park
  I-70 Interchange improvements at MD 65
  I-81 Reconstruction from West Virginia line to Pennsylvania line
  MD 589  Race Track Road improvements to corridor from US 50 to US 113
  US 50  Replace Bridge over Sinepuxent Bay

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