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June 30, 2022

Congressman David Trone Secures Nearly $20 Million for Local Infrastructure and Support Services Projects in Government Funding Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2022

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

Congressman David Trone Secures Nearly $20 Million for Local Infrastructure and Support Services Projects in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced that he secured $19.81 million for local infrastructure projects, historical sites, and community and education centers as part of the FY 2023 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development funding bill. After its approval by the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations – of which Trone is a member – the funding now advances to the U.S. House for passage in the coming months.

In the funding bill, Trone secured:

  • $4,800,000 for the repair of the Fayette Street Bridge on behalf of the City of Cumberland
  • $4,000,000 for the East Street Trail Liberty Road Bridge Crossing for the City of Frederick
  • $4,000,000 for the Fisher Avenue Streetscape Project for the Town of Poolesville
  • $4,000,000 for a clubhouse replacement for the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County
  • $1,315,843 for refurbishments and upgrades for the City of Frederick’s Permanent Supportive Housing, Food Distribution Center, and Soup Kitchen
  • $942,303 for building restoration and preservation for the Pleasant View Historical Association
  • $750,000 for campus expansion for the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics – Hagerstown

More details on the project funding can be found here.

Congressman Trone is a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee and requested funding for these critical local projects earlier this year. Trone made these requests, otherwise known as Community Project Funding, in order to address the dire need for investment in local projects that will help lead to better community-provided resources and spur economic growth and job creation. 

“As a businessman, I know how vital it is to work with folks on the ground to get the best results. After working with state and local leaders over the last year, we identified projects that will have the highest impact in our communities and help the folks most in need,” said Congressman Trone. “These projects – many of which I’ve visited myself – are vital to the day-to-day lives of Marylanders and enhance the quality of life across the district. In Congress, our number one job is to equip our constituents with the tools they need to succeed. These investments in our communities will do just that.”

“The City of Frederick appreciates the strong support we continue to receive from Congressman Trone regarding projects that advance important goals in our community,” said Frederick City Mayor Michael O’Connor. “The East Street Rails and Trails project, including the bridge over Route 26, will create an important connection for bicyclists and pedestrians improving transportation options for everyone. Our Housing and Human Services renovations at 100 South Market Street will enhance service delivery to our residents most in need while recognizing the changes needed to meet our customers in post-COVID.”

“The City of Cumberland is incredibly appreciative of the continuing support from Congressman Trone,” said Cumberland Mayor Raymond Morriss. “The Fayette Street Bridge Replacement project will restore traffic patterns and provide a vital link for EMS services to our West Side Residents.”

“After over 20 years of visioning, planning, and community advocacy, we are thrilled that vital safety improvements and a transformational main street will be realized,” said Wade Yost, Town Manager, Poolesville.

“We are so grateful for the support of Congressman Trone and his team,” said Addie Nardi, CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Washington County. “Our project is not only going to revitalize our neighborhood, but it’s also going to give Washington County’s youth a place that shows them how supported they are. We couldn’t do this project without this support.”

“The support from Congressman Trone’s Community Project will allow the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) – Hagerstown to construct a new 10,000 square foot facility that will provide additional workshop and instructional space,” said a spokesperson for PIA. ”PIA has become a significant community anchor, demonstrating its commitment to outreach and service to all students – traditional and nontraditional. Congressman Trone is committed to helping the workforce needs of both Maryland and the rest of the nation and providing Marylanders with educational opportunities that lead to family-sustaining jobs.”

“In 1868, shortly after emancipation, three Black families came together to purchase land for $54 to build a schoolhouse, a church building, and a cemetery.  That site became the bedrock of the black community of Quince Orchard, MD for more than 150 years,” said Dr. Gerard A. Green, Jr., Pleasant View Historical Association, Board of Trustees, Chairperson. “Today’s announcement of funds to support the ongoing Pleasant View Historic Site preservation and restoration effort is an acknowledgment of the importance of the African American community, a tribute to the site’s legacy, and a commitment that it will continue to be a foundation for the whole of the community for generations to come.”

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 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.

Follow Congressman Trone at @RepDavidTrone for updates on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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