Governor Larry Hogan – Official website of the Governor of Maryland
Highlights of State Infrastructure Investment, Biparty Federal Infrastructure Bill Passed
ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan today greeted President Joe Biden at Port Helen Delich Bentley in Baltimore, Maryland, which is the largest e-commerce port and one of the busiest ports in the United States. During the visit, the governor presented the port as an example of world-class infrastructure at work and a beneficiary of the bipartite law on infrastructure investment and employment.
“Our port continues to gain new business month after month around the world, and now we are delighted that the Port of Baltimore is the beneficiary of the new bipartisan infrastructure bill, which will help us make even more critical investments. in this area. port and in our roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, waterways, in broadband and with cyber defense, “said Governor Hogan.” This historic legislation will help us create jobs, expand economic opportunities and improve safety, and I was proud to support this bipartisan effort and to have helped get it across the finish line. ”
Look at the governor’s remarks.
Today’s event was held at the Dundalk Port Marine Terminal, where the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) is rebuilding and strengthening its haulage docks to accommodate larger agricultural and construction machinery and heavier and other goods. The Port of Baltimore handles more cars / light trucks and rolling goods than any other US port.
“We welcome President Biden to the Port of Baltimore to review ongoing berth construction projects, the four new Neo-Panamax cranes, recently completed dredging operations and to discuss future projects that will benefit from the agreement. recently concluded bipartite infrastructure, ”MDOT said. AMP Executive Director William P. Doyle. “We will lead the way later this year on the Baltimore CSX Howard Street Tunnel Project, which includes federal funding, and which will widen a 126-year-old freight tunnel to accommodate stacked container trains to and from the United States. port of Baltimore. “
Governor Hogan was instrumental in passing the bipartisan federal infrastructure bill. In 2019, as president of the National Governors Association, the governor launched a year-long national initiative focused on rebuilding crumbling American infrastructure. In April, Governor Hogan convened the Annapolis Infrastructure Summit, bringing together a bipartisan group of governors, senators and members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus, to agree on the size and scope of the project. of law.
The Port of Baltimore is leading the response to the current supply chain crisis, cargo volumes are strong and continue to increase, and construction on the Howard Street Tunnel Transformation Project is expected to begin later this year. Learn more about the port’s growth and leadership here.
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