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Larry Hogan’s smart BW Parkway push

Deborah Simmons The Washington TimesMay 16, 2019

Question: What agency administers and maintains federal parkways?

Answer: The National Park Service though it doesn’t always get around to doing its job.

Enter Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who is so fed up with the NPS ignoring the dangerous and gridlocked realities of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway that he has urged the state’s congressional delegation into action.

And although the NPS nudged a little on patching potholes on the north-south roadway, it has not offered any long-term details.

During regular weekday commutes, 165,000 cars use the parkway. But that doesn’t include holiday travelers, weekend travelers or gamblers motoring north, say, from the casino at National Harbor at the southern end of the BW Parkway/Interstate Route 295 and heading to the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore at the parkway’s northern end. Or travelers heading to and from Philadelphia, Delaware, New York and places farther north and south.

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