transportation equity act 2023
Hearing scheduled for February 1 and 2
The Transportation Equity Act requires prior analysis of any service changes or project developments to Maryland’s roadways, sea port, airport, and bus or rail system.
It will convene a group of stakeholders from different backgrounds to examine the impact of such changes on the surrounding communities, uncover disparate impacts across race and class lines, and propose amendments to ensure equitable outcomes for all.
This bill requires prior equity and cost benefit analysis before any changes are made. It provides Title VI equivalent protections at the State level- an historic first, and this bill also secured super majority votes in both Houses in the 2022 session, fifty witnesses, no opposition.
Hearings are scheduled for February 1st and 2nd in the House and Senate sponsored by Delegate Sheila Ruth and Senator Jill Carter. Opportunities are available for endorsement and testimony.