He discussed ways to improve the transportation circumstances locally.
Anyone traveling thru Frederick County during rush-hour is familiar with the bumper-to-bumper delays on I-270 southbound.
Maryland Senator Ben Cardin was in town yesterday to talk about ways to improve the transportation circumstances locally. He said it could be helped by the re-authorization of the nation's surface transportation fund.
"The reauthorization of the surface transportation act would help a great deal because it would get predictability. To make commitments to improve some of the intersections and interchanges that are off of I-270 and I-70 as well as trying to make the road itself more accommodating to the increased traffic," Senator Cardin said.
He also spoke about the rising price at the pump and what needs to happen to fix it.
"We need an energy bill in this country that makes us less dependent on imported oil. We know the uncertainty of the oil market globally, anything can effect price," Senator Cardin said.
Senator Cardin said if the U.S. developed more of our own fuel we would be less dependent upon foreign oil.
After the roundtable discussion, the Senator toured the new Frederick Municipal Airport Air Traffic Control tower, which was funded with $5.3 million in Recovery Act grants that the Senator helped to secure.