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Governor Hogan Announces INFRA Grant Award

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that Maryland will receive $125 million from the federal INFRA Grant Program to allow double-stacking in Howard Street Tunnel.

The funding will allow the state in partnership with CSX to double-stack shipping containers in the Howard Street Tunnel in order to break the rail bottleneck before the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.

The state’s application for the grant was submitted in March.

Height restrictions of CSX’s Howard Street Tunnel currently prevent the shipment of double-stacked intermodal containers by rail to and from the Port of Baltimore and up and down the East Coast.

Double-stack provides a more cost-effective way to transport freight by rail than by truck, reducing congestion along the entire I-95 corridor and delivering environmental benefits with less emissions and cleaner air. 

Later this week, Hogan will become chairman of the National Governors Association.

He will lead a year-long national infrastructure initiative. “Foundation for Success” will focus on states’ ability to take the lead on rebuilding America’s roads, bridges, transit, and more.

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