The Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Maryland House Appropriations Committee last week recommended new and additional funding for projects throughout the State and Montgomery County. Recommendations include items that were listed as Joint Priorities of the Montgomery County Executive and Council at the beginning of the 2022 Maryland General Assembly legislative session. The funds, together with funds previously allocated from the Maryland Senate, ensure that key Montgomery County projects will be able to make significant progress in the upcoming fiscal year.
Allocated funding includes:
- $30 million for the County’s landmark Bus Rapid Transit system, ensuring a total of $61 million from the State to aid the County in accelerated growth of this project.
- $11 million for the County’s new Restoration Center, bringing total State investment to $17 million.
- $6.8 million for the County Zero Emissions Bus Program.
- $6 million for the Bethesda Metro South Entrance for a total of $12 million.
- $6 million for two new bike trails for a total of $7.5 million.
- Increased funding for the White Flint/North Bethesda Metro Station North entrance, bringing the total preauthorized amount to $4.5 million for planning and design.
- An additional $2.6 million for parks, bringing the total for all parks, recreation and land preservation in the County to $33 million.
- Increased funding for the new Catherine and Isiah Leggett Math and Science Building at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.
And Governor Hogan’s 4th supplemental budget includes $10 million for White Flint infrastructure and economic development in Montgomery County.