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Posted at 3:55 PM ET, 06/ 3/2010

Free rides for Ft. Meade workers

By Washington Post editors

The state of Maryland says it is committing $200,000 a year to give free rides home to Fort Meade workers who must leave early or stay late.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced the program Wednesday as part of a plan for avoiding transportation problems as the Army base south of Baltimore expands.

Brown says the state will offer taxi rides or rental cars up to four times a year to workers facing personal emergencies or unscheduled overtime.

He says a similar program has operated since 1997 in the Washington area.

The Defense Department is moving about 6,500 jobs to Fort Meade this year and next as it closes and realigns other operations.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | June 3, 2010; 3:55 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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