|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 23 Dec 2009 12:30:31 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REALIGNMENT: DC-area transportation funding|
Montgomery, Fairfax get funds to handle base relocation traffic By Miranda S. Spivack Washington Post December 23, 2009Montgomery and Fairfax counties are due for a $300 million boost in federal funding to help cope with the downside -- traffic, traffic and more traffic -- of federal base consolidations that will also bring thousands of jobs to the region.
In a deal crafted by U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.), prodded along by Maryland Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) and Barbara A. Mikulski (D), and pushed through a House-Senate defense appropriations conference committee by Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) and Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii), the two counties will divvy up the windfall to help pay for traffic improvements, public transit and expanded pedestrian access.
"I had really been having nightmares trying to figure out how we are going to get through all of this," said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) at a news conference Tuesday with key Maryland lawmakers, who announced that Montgomery would be getting the unexpected funds to cope with the traffic onslaught from the expansion of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.
... For the entire article, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/22/AR2009122203608.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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