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How to fix Md.'s aging infrastructure

How to fix Md.'s aging infrastructure

Recent Sun articles and editorials have pointed the way forward for Maryland's aging infrastructure ("States scramble as federal highway funding erodes," Feb. 21).

Reporter John Fritze revealed that federal highway funding for Maryland had fallen by nearly 7 percent since 2008, a loss of some $587 million. Despite this shortfall, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has indicated he plans to roll back the increase in the state gasoline tax instituted by his Democratic predecessor.

The see-saw battle between Republicans and Democrats over the gas tax...