The MARC train is still coming to Aberdeen in May, but Maryland's financial crunch means upgrading the Aberdeen train station for the new service may not be possible by May.
Richard Keen, administrator of the State Railroad Administration, has told County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann in a letter that because of a state moratorium on awarding construction contracts, the Aberdeen Station renovations probablywon't be completed by May 6, the date the commuter train service is scheduled to begin serving Aberdeen and Edgewood.
The moratorium was imposed in a cost-cutting effort because the state is facing a projected deficit for the fiscal year, which ends June 30.
Keen said in his letter that some parts of the renovation -- such as changes in the station's exterior -- would likely be finished by May 6. All work at the Edgewood station will be completed by May 6, he said.