Pipkin requests open meeting for MdTA toll hike vote
State Senator EJ Pipkin sent a letter to Governor O’Malley and Maryland Transportation Authority Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley asking for two weeks notice of the date and time of the MdTA Board’s vote on proposed toll increases.
“We believe these requests to be reasonable and fair.” Pipkin wrote. “If representative government is a reality and not a catch phrase, I believe that these requests should and will be honored. Give those people whose lives will be most directly affected by the proposed toll increases a final opportunity to be heard before the vote is taken on this very important matter.”