Sarbanes Fights to Protect Federal Funding for Maryland Transportation and Infrastructure Projects

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined a bipartisan group of House colleagues to urge Congressional Leadership to reverse disastrous cuts to federal highway funding that would cost Maryland more than $156 million.

“Section 1438 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act would rescind $7.6 billion in unobligated federal-aid highway contract authority on July 1, 2020,” the Members wrote. “Across the board, states will lose precious dollars needed for investment in infrastructure projects.”

The Members continued: “States have already started planning for the next construction season next summer. This provision must be addressed soon to ensure that states have enough time to plan for the coming year without disruption. Every one of these dollars represent vital jobs and needed investment in our economy and the movement of goods. These investments will be threatened if we do not act.”