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MARC Communter Service will continue in WV

December 21st, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The state of West Virginia  has pieced together enough funding to continue the Maryland-owned and operated MARC commuter train system that runs daily in the eastern panhandle. The package that totals just more than $3 million was detailed in an announcement made Thursday at the train station in Martinsburg. Justice administration Chief of Staff Mike Hall said Gov. Jim Justice has approved $1.1 million from the Governor’s Contingency Fund to go along with the $1.2 million the legislature approved for the train service in the new state budget.  Maryland had threatened to stop its runs into West Virginia unless the state came up with the funding. The municipalities and counties, who have residents who take the trains to and from Washington, D.C., came up with funds after their fiscal year budgets had been approved.  

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