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Governor Hogan’s Toll Lane Plan:
Harmful, Legally Vulnerable -- CABE, Maryland Sierra Club, and 48 other coalition members!
2000 comments submitted on I-495/I-270 Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Click to read selected comments from the U.S. Navy, Montgomery and Prince George's County, State Legislators, Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning, CABE, Maryland Sierra Club and others.
Why CABE Opposes the $11 Billion For-Profit Tollways on I-495/I-270
MD is pushing an $11 billion public-private partnership (P3) to expand I-495 and I-270 with up to four for-profit tollways. Tollway companies claim it will end rush hour congestion without costing taxpayers a dime. Here's the truth:
Luxury Lanes don't work. They rely on bad traffic to make a profit.
P3's are high risk deals for taxpayers (Just look at the Purple Line.)
P3's rely taxpayers despite claims investors will pay 100% of the cost.
$50 tolls on I-270 are likely according to MDOT's own estimates.
Luxury Lanes are bad for pollution, parks, stormwater runoff, and traffic.
CABE is pushing back. We're a coalition of civic associations, taxpayers, and other organizations demanding better, affordable commuter options for suburban Maryland.
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