B" Spokes: The General idea is to make it harder to use Transportation Trust Funds to balance the state budget, it still can be done but harder.
My stance is: No Support
What bothers me most is that there is no mention of repairing bridges, better funding for mass transit or even complete streets, just business as usual at MDOT.
Next, even under the old system we could build $3+ billion ICC highways so I don't get why things need to change.
The whole thing reeks of over stressing cars over everything else. Budgets will always be in flux from year to year and IMHO this is what government does. One year some group is unhappy and the next year it is someone else, that is the nature of things. But more than that, a vote yes here is saying, roads and more roads will fix our most pressing needs. And they need to be overly car centric since cars are paying for them right?
See Do Drivers Cover the Cost of Roads? Not By a Long Shot
But but there is so many cars driving... Not really, see Maryland Annual Vehicle Miles of Travel
IMHO it is because Maryland has over stressed driving everywhere that is the basic reason why driving is such a dismal state of affairs. You can't give preferential treatment to the most expensive thing and expect a balanced economical budget, that would be like having steak seven days a week. Nothing against steak or roads but let's keep it at a reasonable level OK? And oh, let's support more diversity.
For further reading see: Maryland transportation "lockbox" has a big hole from Greater Greater Washington