Maryland's 'pork' money for roads, rails

December 12, 1991

Congress approved $2.7 billion over six years for Maryland transportation projects. They include the following:

* $326 million for completion of the interstate highway system, some of which could be used for other roads or transit systems.

* $283 million for interstate highway maintenance.

* $5 million to pave Baltimore streets.

* $160 million for the Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) system. Candidates are extensions from the Washington area to Waldorf and on the Brunswick line from Point of Rocks to Frederick.

* $79 million for improvements to current MARC lines.

* $60 million to extend Baltimore's light-rail line to Pennsylvania Station, Hunt Valley and Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

* $23.9 million to improve portions of the Baltimore Beltway from Reisterstown Road to Md. 702 in eastern Baltimore County.

* $11.8 million to improve Belair Road in Baltimore County, north of the Beltway.

* $9.5 million to repair bridges in Baltimore and Harford counties.

* $90 million to improve the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

* $45 million to repair and maintain the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on the Capital Beltway and study whether to build a new span there.

* $108.4 million for Washington's Metro system.

* $15.7 million to upgrade the Baltimore Metro.

* $5 million to study whether to build a mass transit line from the Metro station on Addison Road to Largo in Prince George's County.

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