The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Speaker of the House
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. Speaker:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 1189 - Transportation - Priority Funding Areas.

This bill requires the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to establish measurable transportation goals and benchmarks on alternatives to automobile transportation in priority funding areas and to report annually on the attainment of the goals and benchmarks. The bill also establishes a 13-member advisory committee to advise MDOT on the establishment of transportation goals, indicators and benchmarks.

Senate Bill 731, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 11, 2000, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 1189.

Parris N. Glendening