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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s Statement on Governor’s Removal of Corridor Cities Transitway From State Transportation Plan

For Immediate Release: Tuesday 24 September

“The Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) is a State project and the State has deleted the project from the draft Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP). The County is disappointed that the State is abdicating its responsibility to provide critical infrastructure that will allow the burgeoning Great Seneca Science Corridor to thrive. This project is important as an economic development project and cannot simply be seen as just another transportation project. Economic development of the area is linked to the CCT. Without this important transit infrastructure, continued growth, as allowed in the master plan, cannot advance. And economic development helps both the County and the State with increased jobs and revenue. The County has been consistently advocating for the State to advance this project as an important connection from the Metrorail system to this hub of healthcare innovation including the National Cancer Institute, Adventist Shady Grove Hospital, the Universities at Shady Grove, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus and numerous biotech research and manufacturing firms. This industry and its workforce demand strong transit connections to the housing, educational, recreational, commercial and cultural resources of the metropolitan Washington region and the CCT provides this link. We urge MDOT to reverse this decision before it finalizes its CTP and to re-establish a plan to move this project forward.”

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Release ID: 19-023