Welcome to Citizens Against Beltway Expansion
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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