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Cardin Concerned About Transportation Funding

June 13th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

A common theme expressed by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin during several recent visits to Allegany County is the failure of the House of Representatives to pass a federal transportation bill- something he says could jeopardize key road projects in western Maryland.  Part of the transportation bill already approved by the Senate is a provision designed to help expedite completion of the North-South Highway. The senator was in Cumberland Sunday for the National Road Monument Dedication Ceremony at Riverside Park.  The North-South Highway would run from Interstate 68 near Cumberland to Corridor H in Grant County, W.Va., and north into Pennsylvania- and is viewed the key to a making the region economically viable once again.  Currently a temporary three-month fix is in place to continue most transportation funding- but Cardin says his concern is that a new temporary bill will be put into place, meaning further cuts in transportation funding…

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