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State, Local Officials Discussing Possible Westward Expansion of MARC Service

March 3rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Add Cumberland and Hancock to the list of Western Maryland municipalities that would like to see MARC commuter-rail service run a little farther west. A proposal to study whether to expand Maryland Area Regional Commuter rail service to Western Maryland is currently in the hands of the Senate Finance Committee in Annapolis with Senator George Edwards among the primary sponsors of the legislation. The bill would require the state’s Department of Transportation to conduct the study- to  determine the need and potential cost for expanding MARC service to include Allegany and Washington counties. The Allegany County Commissioners, during the regular business meeting, signed a letter of support for the legislation being sent  to Finance Committee Chair Delores Kelley. County Administrator Jason Bennett read the correspondence into the record….