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CABE advocate for new state law to require true fiscal and environmental transparency for massive P3 tollway projects and stop a repeat of state efforts to ignore citizen concerns, hide critical financial data, short-circuit environmental analyses, and rush into contracts and construction on Lexus Lane boondoggles.

1. HB1249 writes into law Governor Hogan's promises about the $11 billion Luxury Lane boondoggle, like no cost to taxpayers. This is important given how many broken promises state officials have already made and 2) how often P3 tollways fell short of their promises and needed taxpayer subsidies (see Congressional Budget Office and U.S. Department of Transportation.)

2. HB1424 would toughen P3 oversight and reviews and add special requirements, such as independent fiscal analyses, for transportation P3s exceeding $500 million. The General Assembly would get up to a year to review initial P3 designations as a safeguard against previously undisclosed concerns emerged.

3. 
SB229/HB0292 would extend a 1978 law that requires a majority of affected Eastern Shore counties to approve proposed toll roads, highways and bridges to all Maryland counties.

4.
HB0299 would limit the use of eminent domain to take homes and property for the purpose of expanding I-495 and I-270 for P3 toll lanes.
Read CABE testimony to the Board of Public Works, Maryland House and Senate Committees.
CABE Testimony on HB1249
"Maryland Department of Transportation Promises Act of 2020"
House Environment and Transportation Committee
March 5, 2020
CABE Testimony on HB1424
"Public Private Partnership Oversight and Reform"
House Environment and Transportation Committee
March 5, 2020
CABE Testimony on HB299
"Limit Eminent Domain for I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes"
House Environment and Transportation Committee
February 11, 2020
CABE Testimony on SB 229
"County Consent for Toll Roads, Highways Bridges"
Senate Finance Committee
January 29, 2020

CABE Testimony to the Board of Public Works

on I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Amendments

January 8, 2020

Testimony on SB 788

"Transportation & Climate Accountability Act"

Sen Education, Health, Env. Affairs Committee

March 13, 2019

Testimony on HB 663

"Real Property Protection Act"

House Env. and Transportation Committee

Feb 26, 2019

Testimony on HB 102

"County Consent Bill"

House Env. and Transportation Committee

February 7, 2019

Testimony on HB 91

"Environmental Impact Statement Bill"

House Appropriations, Environment and Transportation Committees

January 22 2019

Credit: The Washington Post

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