Welcome to Citizens Against Beltway Expansion
The House-passed Public-Private Partnership Reform Act passed the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee by 7-4!
Tell the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee could vote to advance HB 485 to the Senate floor. The bill contains a new provision that MDOT must conduct a traffic analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic before submitting a P3 agreement to the Board of Public Works.
Tell your neighbors, friends, colleagues, clients to call their Senator (which you can find on mdelect.net). Tell Committee Senator Guy Guzzone to support HB485 and call it up for a vote. (Only Howard County constituents should contact Senator Guzzone's office directly).
Use this fact sheet on HB 485 prepared by CABE. Spread the word.
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 Lane P3s are designed to monetize bad traffic, not relieve it.
P3's pose high risk to taxpayers (Just look at the Purple Line.)
P3's rely on taxpayer subsidies despite claims there's no net-cost to taxpayers.
$50 tolls on I-270 are ahead per MDOT estimates.
Luxury Lanes are bad for pollution, parks, stormwater runoff.
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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