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Md. Transit Group Urges More Frederick MARC Trains

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A public transit advocacy group says a proposed 10-cent increase in Maryland’s gasoline tax could help fund an expansion of MARC train service between Washington and Frederick County.

The Montgomery County-based Action Committee for Transit said Tuesday that some of the higher fuel tax revenue should be used to fund MARC’s Growth and Investment Plan.

MARC adopted the plan in 2007. It includes a four-stage expansion of service on the Brunswick Line, which currently carries commuters from Frederick, Brunswick and Martinsburg, W.Va., into Washington on weekday mornings, and back to Frederick and Brunswick on weekday afternoons.

The final stage calls for all-day, two-way weekday service, with additional weekend trains by 2035.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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