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Sen. Cardin Hails Passages Of Transportation Conference Report

July 3rd, 2012 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation Infrastructure Subcommittee, hailed passage of the Transportation Conference Report, for its provisions that will improve the prospects of completion of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) and preserves funding for the Local Access Roads program of the Appalachian Regional Commission. Cardin said the bill that will help make it possible for Maryland to complete the US-219 portion of the North-South Appalachian Highway, and maintaining the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Local Access Roads program will promote economic development in Western Maryland and throughout Appalachia.  Completion of the North-south Appalachian Highway connecting I-68 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Corridor H in West Virginia is expected to create more than 12,000 new permanent jobs and 20,000 construction jobs in the three affected states.  Cardin said it was frustrating waiting for Congress to act on the legislation which had passed the Senate months ago…

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