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No Federal Funding for 2 Baltimore Transportation Projects

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BALTIMORE (AP)- The federal government has turned down Maryland's request for $231 million to fund two large Baltimore transportation projects.
    
The state came up short Wednesday after asking the U.S. Department of Transportation for $155 million to help alleviate the freight rail bottleneck caused by the obsolete design of the Howard Street Tunnel. The state had also sought $76.1 million in federal assistance for an Interstate 95 interchange project to spur redevelopment along the Port Covington waterfront, where Under Armour is planning a new corporate campus.
    
Gov. Larry Hogan's office called the U.S. Department of Transportation's decision a "disappointing outcome."
    
The projects were competing against more than 200 applicants nationwide for $800 million available this year under the government's FASTLANE program. Only 18 projects were selected.

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