Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces $9.4 Million for Regional Railway Improvements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Baltimore Congressional Delegation in announcing $9.4 million in federal funding for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to upgrade railway infrastructure in Martin’s Yard and Baltimore Penn Station.

“Reliable rail networks are critical to connecting Maryland commuters with jobs and boosting business opportunities across the region,” the lawmakers said. “These federal funds will help MTA complete much-needed infrastructure improvements that will expand safe and efficient transportation options for our residents. Team Maryland will continue to advocate for federal investments to modernize our nation’s transportation systems and keep Marylanders moving.”

Funding comes from the Department of Transportation’s State of Good Repair (SGR) Program, a federal-state partnership that helps address the backlog in transportation infrastructure repairs along the Northeast Corridor by supporting projects to improve, replace or rehabilitate railroads around the nation. It will help construct two storage tracks at Martin's Yard, which will help address longstanding train storage deficiencies and increase capacity at Baltimore Penn Station.

The Maryland Delegation has continuously fought to expand funding and grant programs for the state’s transportation systems.

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