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More Tolls Could Be on the Table in Maryland

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    News4 Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss has an inside look at new transportation proposals in Prince George's and Montgomery counties. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016)

    Maryland transportation leaders are considering tolls to help with traffic in D.C.’s suburbs.

    The idea of more toll facilities likely will be mentioned at meetings in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties Thursday.

    Montgomery County Council member Roger Berliner has a message for Gov. Larry Hogan.

    "I don't understand in particular this governor’s opposition to toll roads, which is what is happening in Virginia, and 270 could be a perfect candidate for that."

    State transportation leaders are looking at solutions and have a draft of a proposal to widen the Beltway and possibly add toll lanes from the Legion Bridge to the Wilson Bridge.

    Nikita Green who lives at National Harbor, said she needs more transit.

    "At this point I Uber into D.C. or I have to drive into D.C. in order to catch a Metro," she said.

    Prince George’s County Council Chairman Derrick Leon Davis said with the growth his county is seeing, roads and transit have to keep up.

    "The mistakes of the past are when you build and you don't improve your infrastructure, or when you ignore your infrastructure," he said.

    Maryland leaders say they want to invest about $14.5 billion in transportation work over the next six years.