Senate Hears Transportation Bill

The transportation bill passed by the House of Delegates last Friday (HB 1515) was heard by the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee yesterday. 

Maryland Chamber President and CEO Kathy Snyder, CCE testified before the committee. She continued to stress that the Chamber believes more should be done to protect transportation funds from being diverted for other uses.

She also stressed the importance of identifying funding sources for mass transit. The would establish a workgroup to study regional transit financing authorities. Snyder asked the committee to broaden the scope of the study to also examine the feasibility of establishing additional funding mechanisms for transit and the possibility of phasing out the Maryland Transit Administration from the Transportation Trust Fund to the General Fund.

For more information, contact Deriece Pate Bennett at dpatebennett@mdchamber.org.

Legislative Issues Tag: Transportation

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