By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications
This morning, leaders of Maryland’s business and labor community came together to urge members of the General Assembly to pass the plan to create 44,000 jobs while rebuilding our roads, bridges and transit systems.
As Jermaine Jones, the business manager/secretary treasurer of LIUNA Local Union 710 explained, “Maryland’s transportation plan will create 44,000 jobs putting people to work rebuilding our transportation infrastructure. These jobs will help families put food on the table. It’s time for the Maryland General Assembly to pass this plan. It’s time to put people to work.”
Mr. Jones was joined by Don Fry, the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Jim Dinegar, the president and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade; Mark Coles, the business/legislative representative of the Washington, DC, Building and Construction Trades Council; and James Russ, the president of the Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association; Beverly Pannee, the vice president of RJM Engineering.
Business and labor leaders aren’t the only ones who know that investing in infrastructure will create jobs and reduce traffic congestion. “Get Maryland Moving,” a coalition of business, environmental, and civic leaders, announced its support today for the plan to fund critical transportation infrastructure. Among other groups, the coalition includes various local chambers of commerce and the League of Women Voters Maryland.
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