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Gov. Hogan Announces Transportation Plans

June 29th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan said last week that the state will support a more cost-effective plan for the Purple Line rail system in the Washington suburbs that will require a greater investment from Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Hogan also announced plans to spend nearly $2 billion on Maryland roads and bridges.  In a long-anticipated announcement, Hogan said the state would contribute $168 million to the $2.45 billion cost of the Purple Line, instead of nearly $700 million. He also announced the state would not proceed with a current proposal to build the $2.64 billion Red Line system in Baltimore.  The best news for western Maryland is Hogan’s announcement of plans to fully restore highway user funds- which are used for local road and bridge projects. Those funds have been significantly cut in recent years…


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