Maryland Commuters Can’t Afford Another Hogan Highway Tax

Jun 15, 2018

Annapolis, MD — Another day, another toll lane proposal from Larry Hogan.  Larry Hogan repeatedly claimed that tolls are taxes and promised to reduce tolls in Maryland, but since he’s entered office, he has proposed miles upon miles of new toll lanes. 

Today, Hogan announced yet another plan to spend hundreds of millions of Maryland taxpayer dollars on new toll lanes—this time in the Baltimore region.

“This tired proposal is another example of Larry Hogan bringing last century’s answers to this century’s problems,” said Maryland Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Matthews.  “Maryland commuters deal with some of the worst traffic in the country and Hogan’s solution is just more toll lanes.  Marylanders shouldn’t have to pay Hogan’s highway tax in order to get to work on time.”

Hogan’s existing highway tax plan—to add toll lanes to I-270 and I-495—is already miredin scandal due to Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn’s unethical procurement practices and will force working class families to pay as much as $41 for a one-way trip from Frederick to Shady Grove.