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Slow Progress On Cumberland Bridges Being Attributed To Prior Administration

October 10th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Even with talks finally progressing between the city of Cumberland and CSX Transportation to replace the West Side bridges- there are many in the community frustrated that it took so long to get to this point in the process. The bridges have been closed for more than a year- and much of the blame for the delay is now being placed on the previous administration headed by then Mayor Brian Grim. During a meeting last week between local officials and leaders of the state’s transportation agencies- a representative from the office of Senator Ben Cardin noted that progress began immediately with the election of a new mayor and council.  Delegate Mike McKay agrees…


4 Responses to “Slow Progress On Cumberland Bridges Being Attributed To Prior Administration”

  1. October 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm, Martin D Fornwalt said:

    I can’t agree more. Years we had nothing do. At least now, they have started. We should, had the other done something! We might have had something, besides houses torn down!


  2. October 11, 2019 at 1:48 pm, David said:

    On July 17, WCBC reported “slow progress” on the bridges. Now just three months later they claim progress “began immediately” after Morriss was sworn in. So which story is correct? The city website shows that the agreement on the bridges was made in November 2018, before Morriss was in office. So I’m confused. It doesn’t seem like Morriss has done anything except maybe carry the torch forward on a project that was already a done deal.


    • October 12, 2019 at 11:24 am, mac said:

      > It’s easy to be confused reading what WCBC passes off as news. On Monday, 10-7 Jeff Blank was the interim superintendent of schools. On Tuesday, 10-8 he was named permanent superintendent. Today, Saturday, 10-12 he is, once again, the interim superintendent.
      All of this is according to WCBC.


  3. October 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm, Mark said:

    This is funny. It’s been nothing but a contest between Grim & Morris as to which could kiss CSX butt the most & tongue the deepest!!!!


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