Maryland leaders are sponsoring a bill that would provided millions of more dollars to the Maryland Transit Authority.
The Transit Safety and Investment Act would address a $2 billion budget shortfall in unfunded system maintenance.
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The measure proposes $462 million each year for the repair of Maryland’s regional transit plus an additional $100 million for enhancements. The funding would address a backlog in repairs and maintenance as well as security systems and environmentally-friendly technology.
Last year, the legislation passed in the House of Delegates, but stalled in the Senate. Leaders expect for the bill to come up for a hearing any day.
Source: CBS Baltimore
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