- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - The federal government has turned down Maryland’s request for $231 million to fund two large Baltimore transportation projects.

The Baltimore Sun (https://bsun.md/29Rv27H ) reports the state came up short Wednesday after asking the U.S. Department of Transportation for $155 million to help alleviate the freight rail bottleneck caused by the obsolete design of the Howard Street Tunnel. The state had also sought $76.1 million in federal assistance for an Interstate 95 interchange project to spur redevelopment along the Port Covington waterfront, where Under Armour is planning a new corporate campus.

Gov. Larry Hogan’s office called the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision a “disappointing outcome.”

The projects were competing against more than 200 applicants nationwide for $800 million available this year under the government’s FASTLANE program. Only 18 projects were selected.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com


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