Maryland DOT Seeks Image Makeover For Controversial Highway-Widening Plan

Working in tandem with at least one outside public relations firm, MDOT has rechristened its lane-widening plan as “Op Lanes Maryland.”

“Op” is short for “options” and “opportunities,” the agency explains in a professionally produced¬†video.

“Providing options and opportunities for travelers and local businesses is what Op Lanes Maryland is all about,” the video’s narrator says. “It’s a public-private partnership, which means the state of Maryland works together with private businesses to develop efficient and innovative ideas.”