During the event, the two were joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes, U.S. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings, and other elected officials. The TIGER grant program allows for the Port of Baltimore to increase its cargo handling capacity and provide rail access at its Fairfield Marine Terminal.
“With this announcement, we are rebuilding our infrastructure in order to compete in a modern economy,” said Governor O’Malley. “Together, with the Obama Administration and our federal partners, we’re moving the Port of Baltimore forward, creating jobs and connecting our State with cities and ports half a world away.”