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Maryland legislature gives final OK to bill that would increase MTA funding

Maryland legislature gives final OK to bill that would increase MTA funding

The Maryland General Assembly on Thursday approved legislation requiring Gov. Larry Hogan to allocate an extra $178 million over three years to the state agency that operates the subway in Baltimore, which was recently closed for a month for emergency repairs.

The measure to provide more money to the Maryland Transit Administration passed the House of Delegates 96-41. The bill now goes to Gov. Larry Hogan, who has said he would sign it.

The legislation also requires Maryland to award a $167 million annual grant to the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority — provided Virginia and the District of Columbia match the funds. The authority operates the Washington Metro,...

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