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Hogan's transportation chief defends decision to cut tolls

Hogan's transportation chief defends decision to cut tolls

Maryland's top transportation official defended the Hogan administration's recent decision to reduce tolls on the state's bridges, tunnels and toll roads, insisting Tuesday that the move will not lead to compromises on maintenance or safety. At a state Senate briefing, Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said the $336 million in lost revenue over six years from the toll cuts can be offset with unanticipated extra revenue and spending reductions. Rahn said the toll reductions approved last month by the Maryland Transportation Authority should have come as no surprise because Republican Gov. Larry Hogan campaigned on a pledge to reduce tolls. "The governor has said...

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