New formula means $593,000 more for county in '98 transportation aid

June 16, 1996

A new state funding formula for transportation aid will send an additional $593,000 to Howard County in 1998, the state Department of Transportation announced last week.

The General Assembly passed the funding formula this year, and Gov. Parris N. Glendening approved it.

The additional money being allocated to Howard County is not pegged to specific projects but helps the county with its general transportation needs, state transportation officials said.

Each year, the state Department of Transportation distributes a portion of gasoline tax receipts and title and registration fees to the counties and Baltimore. The new formula means that a larger proportion of that money will go to counties, particularly ones with increasing road mileage and vehicle registrations.

Last year, the state sent $7.8 million to Howard County for transportation purposes, the state announcement said. State officials project the county will receive $8.3 million in 1998.

Pub Date: 6/16/96

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