The federal focus on infrastructure is an incredible opportunity for Maryland to address the needs for communities across our state. Specifically, Maryland can do a better job focusing on locally maintained roads and bridges than it has for the last 12 years. For decades, Maryland carved off a 30% share of revenues from motor fuels and vehicles and sent it to our county and municipal governments. These local governments are responsible for around 83% of our state’s road miles and have no local transportation revenue sources, so this funding share worked out fairly for several decades.
Calvin Ball for MACo: Time to Restore Local Infrastructure Funding and Fix Md.’s Roads
March 11, 2022