Baltimore, Maryland 2021-10-22 22:25:30 –
Annapolis, Maryland-Governor Larry Hogan has joined federal, state and local officials today at a groundbreaking ceremony for the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Station. The project is part of Amtrak’s $ 150 million effort to improve customer service and grow passenger railroads along the Northeast Corridor.
“110 years after Pennsylvania opened, nearly 40 years after major renovations of all kinds, Maryland is here to help modernize Baltimore’s most important transportation hub. We are proud to have invested in the project, “said Governor Hogan. “Given how hard we all have been working to promote economic development and open Maryland to business over the last seven years, this is exactly the kind of project that symbolizes how far we have progressed. is.”
The Baltimore Pennsylvania Station Redevelopment Project is designed to expand and modernize the station to accommodate high levels of travel, improve customer service and revitalize civil space. The last major renovation of Pennsylvania Station was completed in 1984 as part of the Northeast Corridor Investment Project.
Pennsylvania Station is Baltimore’s main transportation hub, serving more than 3 million MARC and Amtrak passengers annually.
In June, the Governor announced Maryland’s pledge to work with the federal government and Amtrak to replace the 148-year-old B & P tunnel in Baltimore. The construction of the new tunnel is expected to create 30,000 jobs in the region, maximize train capacity and allow express trains to operate between Baltimore and Washington, DC within 30 minutes.
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