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DECEMBER 18, 2017

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TOMORROW: Team Maryland to Meet with CSX Executives on Howard Street Tunnel Project

 

TOMORROW/Tuesday, December 19, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and other members of the Maryland Congressional delegation will hold an informal gaggle with media following their closed press meeting with Acting CEO James Foote and other top executives from CSX Corporation. The meeting was requested in November after CSX suddenly withdrew its interest in the Howard Street Tunnel infrastructure improvement project, which has long been a top priority for federal and state officials, as well as CSX.  The Howard Street Tunnel project, which would expand the tunnel to allow double-stacked trains, is aimed at improving freight movement out of the Port of Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, “CSX officials said in September [2016] that the project would create 500 construction jobs and, eventually, 3,200 jobs statewide. It would also take 178,000 trucks off the road.”

 

WHAT:           Media Gaggle re: CSX Howard Street Tunnel Project

 

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Members of Team Maryland Congressional Delegation

                                               

WHEN:          Tuesday, December 19 at approx. 3:15PM

 

WHERE:         Foyer Outside S. 116 (Senate Foreign Relations)

                        U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC