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I-270 (Maryland)
« on: December 19, 2014, 03:42:29 PM »

Gazette.net: Delaney favors toll lanes for Interstate 270 - Legislators, business leaders talk about Montgomery, Frederick corridor

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U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney said Thursday that toll lanes might be needed to ease traffic and congestion on Interstate 270, a corridor vital to the future of Montgomery and Frederick counties.

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Leaders in the region must make sure the highway operates as efficiently as possible, Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac told legislators and business leaders from the two counties Thursday in Frederick at a meeting on the I-270 corridor.

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Del. Michael Hough (D) of Brunswick, an incoming state senator from District 4, said Virginia has done a good job of combining ideas such as high-occupancy toll lanes and private investment in infrastructure to help ease congestion on its part of the Beltway and other major roads in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Both ideas seem as if they would be ideal concepts for helping address problems on I-270, Hough said.

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Delaney said leaders should be cautious about public-private partnerships sometimes, local governments get involved in deals that turn out badly for their constituents.
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