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Trone seeking funding for Fayette Street Bridge repair

May 16th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced he requested $32,704,877 in funding for projects across Maryland’s Sixth District. These investments will create new jobs, deliver much-needed resources to Sixth District communities, and restore neglected infrastructure.

This upcoming fiscal year, Members are allowed to request 15 projects, an increase of five projects from the previous fiscal year. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, Congressman Trone’s projects represent an over 370% increase from FY 2022 funding. In FY 2022, all 10 of the Congressman’s requested projects were ultimately included and signed into law via the final federal funding package.

“As a businessman, I know how vital it is to work with folks on the ground to get the best results. After working with state and local leaders over the last year, we identified projects that will have the highest impact in our communities and help the folks most in need,” said Congressman Trone. “In Congress, our number one job is to provide our constituents with the tools they need to succeed. These community-driven investments will do just that.”


The following projects were submitted and approved by the House Committee on Appropriations to be included in the Fiscal Year 2023 federal funding package.


Allegany County

  • $4,800,000 for the repair of the Fayette Street Bridge on behalf of the City of Cumberland
  • $1,875,000 for the refurbishment of Barton Hose Company No 1
  • $531,718 for the construction of a new childcare center for the City of Frostburg


"The City of Cumberland is incredibly appreciative of the continuing support from Congressman Trone,” said Cumberland Mayor Raymond Morriss. “The Fayette Street Bridge Replacement project will restore traffic patterns and provide a vital link for EMS services to our West Side Residents."


“Receiving the phone call from Congressman Trone notifying me of the approval of the grant left me speechless and with tears of joy. This is not just a major win for the volunteers of the Barton Hose Company, but also a major milestone for our community,” said Eric M. Mowbray, Assistant Fire Chief, Barton Fire Department. “The Barton community has always been the backbone of support for us, and we sure couldn't do this without everyone's support. As a third-generation firefighter belonging to the Barton Hose Company, I'm pleased with the direction we have all worked hard to get to. But it wouldn't come without the continued support from Appropriation Committees & Congressman Trone to see that nonprofit organizations just like ours are more than worthy of being provided funds.”