COUNTY RESIDENTS, OFFICIALS PROTEST TOLL LANES AND I-270 WIDENING PLAN
Hundreds of residents, activists and government officials attended a Sunday town hall at the Silver Spring Civic Building to condemn what they believe to be a rushed plan from Gov. Larry Hogan to build toll lanes and widen Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway.
The Maryland Board of Public Works was scheduled to vote on a public-private partnership plan to move forward with the project on the Wednesday before the town hall. Hogan delayed the meeting so the state’s Treasurer Nancy Kopp – who has “serious concerns” about the proposal, according to the governor – could be present for the vote.
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