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MD lawmakers pushing transporation repair funding bill

Legislation focused on making transit more safe and reliable
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Posted at 2:48 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 02:48:48-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State lawmakers are pushing a transportation bill that would increase funding to the Maryland Transit Administration to make the state's bus system, MARC train, Metro and Light Rail more safe and reliable.

The state of Maryland had the greatest numbers of bus, Light Rail and Heavy Rail breakdowns in 2019 compared to any other state, said Sen. Cory McCray, D-Baltimore, calculated by major mechanical failures per 100,000 revenue miles.

The Transit Safety and Investment Act (SB199/HB114) would guarantee funding to the Maryland Transit Administration in future years, and aims to address the high number of breakdowns in the transit system.