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June 08, 2021

Trone Secures Over $42 Million for Local Infrastructure Projects in Transportation Bill, Includes Funding for US Route 15 Construction in Frederick, I-81 in Hagerstown, Cumberland Bridge Replacement, Electric Bus Grants in Montgomery County

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June 8, 2021

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov 

Trone Secures Over $42 Million for Local Infrastructure Projects in Transportation Bill, Includes Funding for US Route 15 Construction in Frederick, I-81 in Hagerstown, Cumberland Bridge Replacement, Electric Bus Grants in Montgomery County  

Rep. Trone meets with Montgomery County Leaders about their Electric Bus Fleet in June 2021. Trone successfully helped secure nearly $5 million in funding for Electric Bus Grants in the INVEST in America Act.

WASHINGTON — Following the release of the INVEST in America Act, U.S. Representative David Trone (MD-06) announced that he helped secure over $42 million for Maryland’s Sixth District through the Member Designated Projects program. The funding secured by Trone includes $8.8 million for US Route 15 Reconstruction in Frederick, $4.62 million for I-81 Phase 2 Reconstruction in Hagerstown, $4.8 million for Fayette St. Bridge replacement in Cumberland, and nearly $5 million for Electric Bus Grants in Montgomery County.

The INVEST in America Act is a transformative five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that includes selected Member Designated Projects. In total, eight projects that Trone requested were included in the bill, which will be considered at a mark-up hearing in the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this Wednesday

“It’s long past time we invest in our broken infrastructure and rebuild our communities,” said Representative David Trone, member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation. “The infrastructure funding I was able to get in this bill for Maryland’s Sixth District will spur economic growth, create jobs, and improve quality of life. This funding will go to our communities where local leaders have told us they need it most. It’s about time we listen to what our communities need and invest in those projects.

Trone is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and requested funding for these critical local infrastructure projects earlier this year through the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Trone made these requests, otherwise known as Member Designated Projects, in order to address the dire need for investment in local infrastructure that will help lead to increased economic growth and job creation.

The eight projects Trone requested that were included in the bill are below. You can find the entire bill text here. You can find a list of the entire Member Designated Projects here.

Funding for Sixth District Member Designated Projects Secured by Trone

  • US15 Frederick Reconstruction – Frederick — $8,800,000
  • I-81 Phase 2 Reconstruction — Hagerstown — $4,620,000
  • Fayette St Bridge Replacement — Cumberland — $4,800,000
  • Electric Bus Grants — Montgomery County –$4,992,000
  • Rapid Transit Improvements – Phase 2 Design — Montgomery County — $4,000,000
  • Veirs Mill /Randolph Bicycle & Pedestrian Priority Improvements — Montgomery County — $6,000,000
  • Bicycle-Pedestrian Priority Area Improvements – Purple Line (TIP 3642 Pedestrian Safety Program) — Montgomery County — $6,500,000
  • Frederick and Pennsylvania Railroad Trail — Frederick — $2,560,000

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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