Upcoming Events

Apr 22

Virtual Speaker Series - William Doyle, Executive Director Maryland Port Administration

Meet the new Executive Director for the MD Port Administration as he shares his vision and update on the continued growth along with the technology being utilized at the Port of Baltimore

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Apr 28

T3 - Kevin Quinn, MDOT MTA Administrator & Holly Arnold, MDOT MTA Deputy Administrator

Join us for a discussion on the process of the implementation of the Central MD Regional Transit Plan, the transit readiness resource guide, transit corridor feasibility studies and transit network improvements.

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May 4

In Person Roundtable Networking

Join us for our first in person networking event (limited capacity) of the year! All attendees must wear masks, practice social distancing and bring signed COVID form* to the event. Bottled water and our famous granola bars will be served. Please feel fr

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May 12

Virtual Speaker's Series - MD Treasurer Nancy Kopp

Join us for an update on the State's budget and priorities from Maryland's 23rd State Treasurer since the adoption of the Constitution of 1851. Ms. Kopp will also share her perspective as a woman leader, who is the second woman ever to serve as Maryland's

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Jun 3

Annual Meeting & Award Ceremony

Celebrate the Partnership's 35th Anniversary and Awards Ceremony outside the Benson Hammond House We can't wait to see you in person!

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FHWA and MDOT SHA release I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study DEIS and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) have completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Managed Lanes Study, with the Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2020. The DEIS includes traffic, environmental, engineering and financial analyses of the Build Alternatives and the No Build Alternative. This DEIS provides an opportunity for the public, interest groups and other agencies to review and provide comment on the proposed federal action and the adverse and beneficial environmental impacts and proposed mitigation for unavoidable impacts.

FHWA, MDOT SHA, and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will conduct six Joint Public Hearings. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will participate in one hearing on August 25 to meet the Department of the Army requirements. Comments will also be accepted on the Joint Federal/State Application (JPA) for the Alteration of Any Floodplain, Waterway, Tidal or Nontidal Wetland in Maryland. USACE is responsible for reviewing the JPA per the Clean Water Act, Section 404(b)(1) and MDE is responsible for reviewing the Application per Environment Article §5-503 and §5-906, Annotated Code of Maryland.

Public and agency comments on the DEIS and JPA will be accepted between July 10 and October 8, 2020.


Document Availability

The DEIS and JPA with supporting information are available online at 495-270-P3.com/DEIS. Hard copies are available for review at locations in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties as well as Fairfax County, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Joint Public Hearings for the DEIS and JPA

Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of four virtual/online Joint Public Hearings or two in-person hearings in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Hearing materials can be viewed starting July 31 at the document availability locations or on the Program website.










9:00 AM – 8:00 PM


Tuesday, August 18, 2020


Thursday, August 20, 2020


Tuesday, August 25, 2020


Thursday, September 3, 2020


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Public Hearing Start: 12:00 PM

Tuesday, September 1

Homewood Suites by Hilton

9103 Basil Court

Largo, MD 20774

Thursday, September 10

Hilton Executive Meeting Center

1750 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852


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For the in-person hearings, registered participants will be placed in time slots and may listen to public testimony and speak with limited staff. Participants may also call 855-432-1483 on hearing dates to listen live and/or leave testimony by voicemail from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM. More information regarding the hearing format, how to comment on the DEIS and JPA, and how to register to provide testimony may be found on the Program website at 495-270-P3.com/DEIS.


Request for Assistance: 

The Maryland Relay Service can assist teletype users at 7-1-1. Persons requiring assistance to participate, such as an interpreter for hearing/speech difficulties or assistance with the English language, should contact the Program toll-free number at 833-858-5960 by August 3, 2020.


Comments on the DEIS and JPA must be submitted between July 10 and October 8, 2020. All comments received, whether at the hearing through oral testimony or through other methods (comment form, email, and letter) will be given equal consideration.