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O'Malley Heads To Capitol Hill To Pitch For Funds

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O'Malley said two mass transit projects -- the Purple Line in suburban D.C. and the Red Line in Baltimore -- can both spur the economy by creating jobs and improving quality of life.

But some leading Republicans in the Senate have threatened to focus transportation funding mostly on roads, something O'Malley called short-sighted.

"We can't build enough roads to accomodate the needs our economy has," he says.

O'Malley says Maryland is one of the most densely populated states in the country, and the problems that causes can only be fixed by a mix of transportation options like light rail and roads.

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