While calling on the Biden administration to take action to end the bottlenecks in the supply chain that threaten the nation’s economic recovery, Governor Hogan continues to lead in Maryland on helping to address this crisis.
Yesterday, Governor Hogan broke ground on the Howard Street Tunnel expansion project, which will generate 14,000 jobs and significantly grow capacity by reconstructing the freight rail tunnel to accommodate double-stacked container trains to and from the Port of Baltimore.
This transformative project is just another example of the strategic investments Maryland has made under Governor Hogan to grow its economy and help support the nation’s supply chain. While many of the nation’s ports are stalled, the Port of Baltimore has added two new container ships in recent weeks, while the number of containers at the port continues to grow by 12% year over year.
Governor Hogan’s leadership in this area has paid dividends for Maryland’s economic competitiveness. A recent CNBC report ranked Maryland as “2021′s most-improved state for business” thanks to “forward thinking” development of new infrastructure like the Port of Baltimore.