ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 25, 2022)—Traffic Relief NOW today released the following statement from spokesman Doug Mayer in response to the Federal Highway Administration providing final approval to the I-270/I-495 Traffic Relief Plan:
“The Biden administration approving this project is a major step forward and finally puts it on the 1-yard line. This is a victory for everyone who cares about Marylanders wasting their lives stuck in traffic and a defeat for the activists who did everything possible to stop this transformative project from moving forward.
“The Traffic Relief Plan won’t only get Marylanders moving again but it will create thousands of jobs, produce billions in economic activity, and provide transit service between Maryland and Virginia for the first time. It’s one of the most important infrastructure projects in the country and exactly what President Biden and Governor Hogan have promised to deliver.
“To their credit, the governor and the supporters of this project from across the state have overcome years of blatant political sabotage and obscure bureaucratic hurdles to get to this point. Now is the time to take the final steps and put this plan fully into motion.”
About Traffic Relief NOW:
Traffic Relief NOW is an independent, non-profit, grassroots organization made up of over 100 businesses of all sizes and organizations dedicated to supporting real solutions to Maryland’s worst in the nation traffic congestion and encouraging both public and private investment in the state’s transportation infrastructure network. Specifically, Traffic Relief NOW is working to ensure that Maryland’s New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan is successfully implemented, constructed, and made available to citizens and commuters as soon as possible.