Tuesday, September 20, 2011

State gets $22M for new Susquehanna railroad bridge

Maryland U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced the state Department of Transportation is getting $22 million in stimulus funds to begin preliminary work on replacing a key Amtrak bridge that spans Harford and Cecil counties.
"Keeping America's rail traffic on the move and on time means jobs, jobs, jobs in today's tough economy," Mikulski said. "People need prompt trains to get to their meetings in other East Coast cities on time. Amtrak's Northeast Corridor carries thousands of people a day, and the Susquehanna River Railroad Bridge is a major choke point for passenger trains along that route. Maryland and the entire East Coast will benefit from this important infrastructure improvement." Continued

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