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Environmental and Economic Concerns Remain
The Prince George’s County Council voted to support the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Project, approved by the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) during its meeting today.
The Managed Lanes Project is a large-scale endeavor with a potential substantial impact on the lives of people and motorists throughout our County and the region.
The Council remains very concerned about the potential adverse economic and environmental impacts on our residents and communities throughout the region and specifically, in Prince George’s County. Additionally, without the construction of the Purple Line and the Southern Maryland Rapid Transit project, it will be difficult to connect working families to the bus rapid transit they need to travel I-270 without incurring expected toll charges.
Understanding that these issues cannot be resolved by the Transportation Planning Board, the Council will continue its work with the Office of Governor Hogan and state transportation officials to address the important concerns that remain.