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May 01, 2024

Van Hollen, Cardin, Trone Announce $485,000 for Pedestrian, Bicycle Infrastructure to Make Frederick’s Golden Mile Corridor Accessible to Residents and Businesses

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Lawmakers announce over $11 million in total to reconnect communities across Maryland, secured through the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and U.S. Congressman David Trone (all D-Md) announced $485,000 for the City of Frederick’s Golden Mile Multimodal Connection Planning Project. The funding will help the city design safe pedestrian and bicycle connections between the residential and commercial areas that are divided by West Patrick Street/U.S. Route 40 in Frederick’s Golden Mile Corridor.

“Dollar by dollar, project by project, the Inflation Reduction Act is changing Marylanders’ lives for the better – and I was proud to vote for it. This investment will be a gamechanger for Frederick’s Golden Mile Corridor, driving increased economic activity and improving public safety in the community,” said Congressman Trone. “This is what Team Maryland is all about, and I look forward to working with our local, state, and federal leaders to continue these investments and build a better tomorrow for our state.”

This award is one of six federal grants totaling more than $11 million that the lawmakers are announcing for Maryland to address infrastructure that has divided communities in our state. The awards are funded by both the NAE Program and DOT’s Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) Program – an initiative the lawmakers fought successfully to include in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The RCP provisions in the infrastructure law were modeled off of legislation authored by Senator Van Hollen and introduced as a bill by Senator Van Hollen and Senator Cardin. Cardin championed the legislation in his role as the Chair of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the Senate, and led in part by Congressman Trone in the House.

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