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Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Representing the 2nd District of Maryland

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New Center to Help APG Workers With Commute

Mar 13, 2013

Yesterday, I helped launch of a new transportation center at Aberdeen Proving Ground in our district.  This new center will encourage APG’s workers to get out of their cars and take advantage of federal incentives for using commuter rail, busses and even van pools – alternatives that can save time, money and our planet.

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Ever since we got the news in 2005 that tens of thousands of new jobs will be heading to Maryland as part of the base realignment process known as BRAC, the Congressional delegation has been working closely with state and local leaders to prepare for these new workers and their families. We must all do our part to preserve the great quality of life that existing residents enjoy cross the state. A big part of that is reducing traffic and looking for smarter alternatives to driving by ourselves to work each day.
I am especially proud that a federal grant is funding this effort. We’ve already invested in major upgrades to the Edgewood MARC station as well as improvements to the intersection at MD 715 and US 40 and the Route 22 intersections closest to the base. So this is just the latest installment in our continued commitment to prepare for BRAC. 
More information about the APG-CSSC Transportation Center is available by calling 410-278-5491 or visiting  Information can also be found at the APG-CSSC Transportation Center page on Facebook or at @YourRideisHere on Twitter.