The Blueprint for Maryland's Future focuses on five policy areas. Here are the highlights:
As soon as the legislation to implement the Blueprint is released, I will share it. For now, those interested can read the Commission's January 2019 interim report here.
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Late last year, the Maryland State Highway Administration released a new draft document to help it address the simple reality that not all state roads can be treated the same. Context Driven -- Access and Mobility for All Users, addresses how roads through different land use types can be treated. I recently wrote the State Highway Administration with some questions and thoughts on the document.
Since my last newsletter, I have filed two new pieces of legislation. The Electric Bus Transition Act (HB 432) commences the process of moving the Maryland Transit Administration's 800 bus fleet to all-electric over time. The Maryland State Agency Transparency Act (HB 421) requires several state boards and agencies to video stream their meetings and post their minutes and agendas online in a timely fashion. The bill includes the Public Service Commission (state regulator of utilities); Maryland Transportation Authority (state setter of toll rates); the Maryland Stadium Authority (a state construction agency); and others.
I am excited that the Maryland General Assembly now has a bipartisan and bicameral Transit Caucus.
The Transit Caucus' 2020 priority legislation include:
Woodward High School on Old Georgetown Road will be undergoing a multi-year reconstruction to serve as a holding school and then a new permanent high school. You can read the presentation about the project here.
Congratulations to Sharon Bland for her appointment to the Montgomery County Committee Against Hate & Violence. And congratulations to Wendy Pulliam on becoming an emeritus member of the Commission on Juvenile Justice.
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