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Topic - Jack Basso
Maryland legislators were warned Wednesday that upcoming Capitol Hill budget negotiations could result in less federal transportation money, which would force them to offset the losses through state-level cuts, layoffs or tax increases.
"The road ahead is very unclear - as unclear as I have seen it," said Jack Basso, chief operating officer of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. "Some very critical long-term decisions need to be made by Congress."
Mr. Basso said federal legislators could consider other revenue generators, such as public-private partnerships, expanded toll systems or increasing funds taken from general funds.