Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland

Counties and municipalities will receive an additional $663 million for local projects and priorities

Annapolis, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced a bipartisan agreement to significantly increase funding for transportation and critical infrastructure for local governments to advance priority projects. The governor made the announcement at a reception for the Association of Maryland Mayors at Government House.

“Since taking office, our administration has been committed to directing more transportation funding to the local level, and this agreement ensures that will be the case for years to come,” Governor Hogan said. “These grants will provide our counties and municipalities with vital resources to meet critical needs and advance more priority projects in every jurisdiction. For eight years, our administration has fought on behalf of our county leaders and mayors to increase this funding, and I want to thank our partners in the General Assembly for working with us to make this happen.

This bipartisan agreement will increase the share of transportation funds local governments receive through Highway User Revenue (HUR) grants beginning in FY24. In FY24, the share of funding transportation for local jurisdictions will increase from 13.5% to 15.5%, and by FY27, the percentage will increase to 20%. Without action, these grants would have been reduced beginning in FY24. In total, from FY24 through FY27, local jurisdictions will receive $663 million more in transportation funding than under current law.

This agreement builds on legislation the governor signed into law in 2018 to increase funding for these grants, which had been cut by 90% under the previous administration. State investments in transport and infrastructure will not be affected by the agreement.

It was one of the governor’s priorities in the budget negotiations that culminated in the historic tax relief package announced earlier this week. It’s also a top priority for the Maryland Counties Association and the Maryland Municipal League.

Governor Hogan addressed the American Association of Port Authorities Legislative Summit on Wednesday, where he touted Maryland’s historic investments in the Port of Baltimore and discussed the implementation of the federal investment law. and employment in infrastructure.

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