In addition to selecting their next governor, legislative representatives, and local officials, Marylanders will be asked to approve an amendment to the state constitution to “protect” transportation funding.
WASHINGTON — Just two months before next week’s midterm elections, the Obama administration in September awarded the biggest share of almost $600 million in economic stimulus-based transportation grants to projects in districts with a Democratic congressman even though Republicans represent 34 more House districts across the country, an Associated Press analysis has found.
In less than two weeks, voters across the country have an opportunity to safeguard and improve investments in transportation that make a real and positive difference daily in the lives of businesses and commuters.
A series of state ballot initiatives facing voters this Election Day has a chance to shape our transportation future. Voters should consider the importance of maintaining our commitment to building and repairing America’s roads and bridges when casting their ballots this fall.