Elected officials, policy makers and business leaders from across
region, including Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Howard County
Executive Ken Ulman, Prince George’s
County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and
Charles County Commission President Candice Quinn Kelly, met in Annapolis
on December 12 for a Maryland Transportation Summit.
Attendees stressed the urgent need for investment in transportation projects statewide.
must submit finalized financial plans to the federal government by mid-2013 to
be eligible for federal funding. Absent
a revenue increase or federal aid, it is unlikely that projects, such as the
Purple Line and the Red Line extension of the Baltimore Metrorail system will
be constructed. Preliminary funding for
these projects runs out in 2014.