August 5, 2013
Leggett Hails Major Victory for Local Transportation as Governor Announces $630 Million for County Projects
Speaking at the announcement event at the Bethesda Metro Station, O’Malley recognized the critical role Leggett played in advocating for the passage of the Transportation Act.
“Together, with the support of our local partners like County Executives Leggett and Baker, we made the better choices to invest in the future of Maryland’s transportation network, allowing us to create more than 57,200 jobs for our hardworking families and rebuild our State’s infrastructure,” said Governor O’Malley.
“Today's announcement creates more than 9,700 jobs for Montgomery County, reduces traffic congestion and revitalizes communities. Thanks to Lt. Governor Brown’s leadership, we can move ahead with the Purple Line and bring the best private sector practices and innovation needed to create the 21st century transportation network that a modern economy requires.”
Joining Leggett were County Council President Nancy Navarro, Council Vice President Craig Rice, and Councilmembers Marc Elrich, Valerie Ervin, George Leventhal and Hans Riemer.
County Council President Nancy Navarro said, “Thanks to Governor O’Malley’s leadership and the courageous action of the General Assembly, some of Montgomery County’s most urgently needed transportation projects can now move forward. I was glad to join with the County Executive and my colleagues on the Council to make the case that transportation funding is critical to maintaining economic growth and quality of life for Montgomery County and all of Maryland.”
The Executive recognized and thanked the County’s State delegation, which was instrumental in the passage of the Transportation Act.
See more details about how the money will be spent. Press Release