Maryland Applies Twice For High-Speed Rail Funding

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland has submitted two applications for federal high-speed rail funding.

Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday that the state has formally sent two applications for funding under the Federal Railroad Administration’s High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail program.

The O’Malley administration is applying for additional funding after $2.4 billion became available when Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal money to build a high speed rail between Tampa and Orlando.

O’Malley is requesting $299 million for improvements to the Amtrack/MARC rail station at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The O’Malley administration also is requesting $116 million to advance studies to replace and add capacity to three bridges in northeast Maryland across the Bush, Gunpowder and Susquehanna rivers.

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

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  1. Herman Glimsher says:

    THAT’S IT…………..WASTE MORE MONEY!!!! THE ICC ISN’T A BIG ENOUGH WASTE OF TAX REVENUE!

  2. Bob The Builder says:

    “The O’Malley administration also is requesting $116 million to advance studies to replace and add capacity to three bridges in northeast Maryland across the Bush, Gunpowder and Susquehanna rivers.”

    IT COSTS 116 MILLION TO DO A STUDY, I WILL DO IT FOR A MILLION, AND TELL YOU THAT THE SUSQUEHANNA AND GUNPOWDER BRIDGES ARE FINE, FOR ANOTHER 115 MILLION I WILL TELL YOU ABOUT THE BUSH RIVER!

  3. sheriffwillie says:

    Anybody wanna make a bet when the $$$ arrives, it ends up in the general fund to be used as a budget balancing ploy. These legislators & the governor would steal the last supper if Jesus Christ turned his back.

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