$100 Million We Didn’t Ask For

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Governor Larry Hogan has announced $100 million in funding for I-270 improvements that Montgomery County didn’t ask for. Great.

The pilot project is planned to test congestion solutions such as allowing motorists to drive in the highway shoulder during rush hours, allowing buses to drive in the shoulder and possibly using traffic lights to better control traffic entering the highway—a process known as “ramp metering.”

The funding is part of the governor’s plan to invest $2 billion in state funds to improve highways, roads and bridges. The governor said the figure includes $1.35 billion dollars in new funding in addition to the $625 million already in the budget for roadway improvements.

$100 million for ramp metering? Another idea that Virginia did a long time ago and then abandoned. Great x2.

Can we get this boondoggle cancelled and have a first class Purple Line back, please?

Of course not, because (all together now) “elections have consequences.” Ugh.

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