Promoting Transportation Quality
Our residents deserve a public transportation network that enables commuters to move quickly, safely, and affordably, and to do so while protecting the environment.
Transportation is a quality of life issue that affects every Marylander. However, Governor Hogan has long neglected our state’s transportation infrastructure, choosing now as a time – in an election year – to propose vast sums of new spending with hardly any community involvement or transportation expert planning behind it. His plan still needs to demonstrate that it is both financially feasible and makes sense for north-south commuters on I-270.
Troublingly, we are lacking a full State commitment to a comprehensive regional transportation plan -- something that should be required before any major transportation investment - however much needed - is made.
Joel and his family have lived in Montgomery County for over 10 years. He takes the Metro to work most days and personally experiences the frustrations that many have with our public transportation and automobile traffic. As a Town Council Member in Chevy Chase, Joel has engaged his constituents on issues related to the Purple Line and dealt with the Hogan Administration’s botched rollout of that massive infrastructure project.
We can and must do better. To do so, as a State Delegate, Joel would work to:
Secure dedicated, stable funding for major transportation projects.
Advocate for competition and innovation in transportation to get better results out of the money that we currently invest.
Prioritize the allocation of funds for environmental impact studies and safety reviews for all projects, so we ensure that we get it right.