By Holden Wilen, Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal; February 5, 2020
A long-awaited expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel could be completed within five years if the Maryland General Assembly approves funding included in Gov. Larry Hogan‘s budget proposal.
Brad Smith, general manager of strategic initiatives for the Maryland Port Administration, provided an update on the project to members of the Maryland Port Commission on Tuesday. Reconstruction of the 125-year-old tunnel would enable double-stacked container trains to travel to and from the booming Port of Baltimore, allowing it to reach its full growth potential.