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Delegation Pushes Mass Transit

January 15th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Chris Van Hollen, John P. Sarbanes, Donna F. Edwards, and John K. Delaney (all D-MD) joined to send a letter to Governor-elect Larry Hogan expressing their strong support for the planned Red Line and Greater Washington Purple Line transit projects.

“We know that you share our commitment to strengthening Maryland’s economy and ensuring that the people of Maryland have access to infrastructure they need to excel in their lives, and we believe construction of the Red and Purple Lines is central to achieving these priorities,” the Members wrote.

The recently passed Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 (Public Law 113-235) includes the first installment of federal funding for the Red and Purple Lines, $100 million for each project.  Maryland could receive up to $900 million for each transit project over the entire construction period if Maryland signs full funding agreements for each project by the end of September as currently planned.

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