Rockville’s Mayor and Council will participate in a rally on Tuesday, June 8 against the state project to add toll lanes to interstates 270 and 495 between the American Legion Bridge and Frederick.
The Rally to Stop the P3 Boondoggle, to be held at noon at First Baptist Church of Rockville, 55 Adclare Road, comes on the day the Maryland Transportation Authority Board is expected to approve the public-private partnership, or “P3,” project.
The Mayor and Council sent a letter on April 21 calling on state Comptroller Peter Franchot to reconsider the state Board of Public Works’ preliminary approval of the project and vote no when approval for the project’s first phase comes before that board, which comprises Franchot, Gov. Larry Hogan and state Treasurer Nancy Kopp. A BPW vote is not yet scheduled.
The Mayor and Council urged Franchot to join the Montgomery County Council in opposing the project, calling the traffic model used to evaluate it “outdated” and raising social equity concerns about environmental impacts and toll costs.
Read the letter to Franchot and learn more about the Mayor and Council’s ongoing efforts to oppose the project at https://rockvillereports.com/mayor-council-oppose-495-and-270-managed-lanes-project.