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Governor Announces Transportation Funding

June 25th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans to spend nearly $2 billion on roads, highways and bridges throughout the state of Maryland. The governor said the state will proceed with the Purple Line connecting Montgomery and Prince George's counties, but the state will not proceed with the Red Line as its currently designed. The governor said $1.35 billion will be for new projects and about $625 million will be announced for projects that already have been lined up. The announcement reflects the Republican governor's plans to bring greater focus on roads and bridges. About $845 million will go toward major projects, such as road widening or traffic management tools. About $500 million will be used to fix bridges and improve roads. The plan calls for investing in projects in every county, using available state funding. It was the governor's first public appearance since he announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

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