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MD Transportation Official Defends Decision To Reduce Tolls

June 22nd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Maryland's top transportation official is defending the Hogan administration's decision to reduce tolls on the state's bridges, tunnels and toll roads, insisting they will not lead to compromises on maintenance or safety.  At a Senate hearing on the reductions, Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said the $336 million in decreases announced last month by the Maryland Transportation Authority can be offset with unanticipated extra revenues and spending reductions. Rahn said the toll cuts should have come as no surprise because Gov. Larry Hogan campaigned on a pledge to reduce tolls.  MTA executive director Bruce Gartner acknowledges that the upcoming toll reductions have elected officials with mixed reactions…


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