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Feds give $40M for new Baltimore bus depot

Federal transportation officials say Maryland is getting $40 million to replace an aging Baltimore bus depot.

The funding announced Monday by U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood is part of a $787 million package to repair and modernize transit infrastructure nationwide.

The $40 million will be used by the Maryland Department of Transportation to replace a 65-year-old bus depot with two more environmentally friendly buildings that will cut operating costs, provide construction jobs and help maintain new energy efficient buses. State officials say the funding also will help address concerns by neighbors about noise and pollution from the depot.

The state is also getting $1.65 million for safety and accessibility improvements to the Cherry Hill Transit Hub, which connects bus and light rail service.