County Council President Roger Berliner Responds to Road Kill Bill (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced at a news conference that the administration’s top legislative priority for the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly will be the immediate and full repeal of House Bill 1013, more commonly known as the Road Kill Bill.

The bill was passed and became law over the governor’s veto during the 2016 legislative session which canceled 66 out of 73 transportation projects in jurisdictions across the state.

In Montgomery County, the following projects were canceled under the bill:

Watkins Mill Road interchange on I-270
Safety, capacity, and operations improvements to MD 28/MD 198 between MD 97 and I-95
Capacity improvements to I-495 at the I-270 Spur and Virginia line
US 29 interchange at Musgrove Road and Fairland Road, MD 97 interchange at MD 28

At the 2016 Annual Legislative Breakfast, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner says Governor Hogan should offer real solutions such as fixing I-270 versus repealing a bill.

“If you’re going to have a top priority, the governor’s top priority in my opinion should be fix I-270, fix the American Legion Memorial Bridge, jump in on metro and help us fix that,” said Berliner. “That would be worth a press conference. The notion of re-litigating an issue that he lost overwhelmingly last time just seems to not be constructive.”

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Berliner responds to Governor Hogan’s recent news conference about the Road Kill Bill:

Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.

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