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January 27, 2022

Trone Visits Montgomery, Washington, and Frederick Counties to Assess New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Projects 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: January 27, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, Sasha.Galbreath@mail.house.gov 

Trone Visits Montgomery, Washington, and Frederick Counties to Assess New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Projects 

Rep. David Trone visits Hagerstown Regional Airport to tour its terminals and on-site fire department

FREDERICK, MD — This week, Congressman David Trone wrapped up his Bipartisan Infrastructure Tour of Montgomery, Washington, and Frederick Counties. Trone embarked on the tour earlier this week to visit potential sites around Maryland’s Sixth District that could benefit not only from the $550 billion in new federal funding that the law provides nationwide, but also the $650 billion in existing federal grants available to infrastructure projects.

During the tour, Trone met with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman to discuss the redevelopment needs in Olde Towne and Lakeforest Mall. The plans included safer, more accessible sidewalks, as well as wider bike lanes for more environmentally-friendly travel within the community. He also caught up with Hagerstown Mayor Emily Keller and other city officials to talk about building a new bridge to extend Professional Court Road, as well as creating a new parking deck in downtown Hagerstown. The completed bridge would provide a faster, more direct route for emergency medical services (EMS) to reach Meritus Medical Center. He later visited the Hagerstown Regional Airport to discuss funding opportunities to improve safety and expand services provided by the airport. On Wednesday, Trone visited Frederick and hosted a roundtable with the Frederick County Farm Bureau to discuss, among other issues, the implementation of reliable, high-speed internet, which will significantly benefit rural communities in Western Maryland. 

“Even before the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed into law, we were working with our local leaders on the ground to identify issue areas and funding needs. Over the past few days, we’ve traveled across the district to start putting pen to paper,” said Congressman David Trone. “Now, we are well on our way to creating better roads, bridges, public transportation, safe drinking water, and stronger broadband access for all Marylanders. We’re bringing our state into the 21st century and lifting up folks in need. A real win-win!”

“I’d like to thank Congressman Trone for helping us get the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed. This investment in our community will help us rebuild and improve some of our older roads in Olde Towne and around Lakeforest Mall,” said Mayor Jud Ashman, Gaithersburg. “Montgomery County residents have been looking for the opportunity to improve these sites for years and we are finally able to deliver. I look forward to continuing our partnership with Congressman Trone to get these projects over the finish line.”

“Tuesday, myself and city staff members were able to highlight three of our priority infrastructure projects to Congressman Trone and his team, as well as take him on a tour of the upcoming Professional Blvd expansion,” said Mayor Emily Keller, Hagerstown. “The ‘Professional Boulevard Widening’ project will widen existing Professional Court to a much-needed four-lane connection between the Hagerstown and vital community resources. All three of the projects discussed are essential for continued growth in our city. We appreciate Congressman Trone’s unwavering dedication to helping us secure federal funding and looking for ways to continue moving Hagerstown forward together.”

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” was signed into law by President Biden in November 2021. The transformative investment is expected to deliver as much as $6 billion in federal funding to Maryland to rebuild our state’s roads, bridges, public transit, water infrastructure, climate resiliency measures, and broadband deployment. The historic legislation will create 1.5 million good-paying, union jobs across the country every year over the next decade. You can read more about the law here.

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. 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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