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Aberdeen awarded $796,000 grant for train station improvements; Harford denied funding for trail extension

Aberdeen awarded $796,000 grant for train station improvements; Harford denied funding for trail extension

Aberdeen has been awarded a grant for nearly $800,000 for enhancements to the area around the Amtrak-MARC train station, city officials said Thursday.

Included in the planned renovations will be new benches, bike racks, signs and landscaping, as well as anti-crime additions such as improved lighting, Phyllis Grover, Aberdeen’s director of planning and community development, said.

The Transportation Alternatives Program grant comes from the federal government through Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration, which is dispersed through the Baltimore Metropolitan Regional Transportation Board, according to county government spokesperson Cindy...

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