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James T. Smith, Jr.

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  • Port announces more jobs under new partnership with Mazda

    Port announces more jobs under new partnership with Mazda
    Starting in September, Mazdas will be zooming through the port of Baltimore under a five-year deal announced Tuesday. The Japanese automaker will start shipping 65,000 new vehicles a year to the port, creating an estimated 160 new jobs, the Maryland Port...
  • O'Malley upbeat on state of Maryland, reveals few plans for rest of term

    O'Malley upbeat on state of Maryland, reveals few plans for rest of term
    In an annual speech sometimes used to outline future goals, Gov Martin O'Malley on Saturday revealed few plans for his remaining year and a half in office. Instead, he offered a positive assessment of the state of Maryland. O'Malley, a Democrat who is...
  • End of 'driving boom' spurs talk of reshaping state transportation plans

    End of 'driving boom' spurs talk of reshaping state transportation plans
    Stefanie Trop decided to live in Butchers Hill, a 7-minute walk from the Johns Hopkins medical campus, because all her friends live and work in the city and she didn't want to drive to school. "It's not always the most pleasant walk; it's not very...
  • Secretary Smith gives keynote at breakfast transportation forum

    The BWI Business Partnership's November Signature Breakfast and Transportation Forum will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at the BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, in Linthicum. Maryland Transportation Secretary James T. Smith...
  • Debating pros, cons of Baltimore County program to forgive some business loans

    Debating pros, cons of Baltimore County program to forgive some business loans
    The transformation of a vacant, 12-story eyesore into a gleaming office building has brought workers, shoppers and diners to the northern edge of downtown Towson — thanks in part to a public financing package that waived repayment of millions of...
  • Five questions for Transportation Sec'y James T. Smith Jr.

    Five questions for Transportation Sec'y James T. Smith Jr.
    Sworn in earlier this month, James T. Smith Jr. is Maryland's 13th transportation secretary. At an age when many people have begun or are contemplating retirement, Smith, 71, is taking the helm of a 10,000-employee agency that oversees highways, bridges,...
  • Maryland House set to open by midnight Thursday

    The new $30 million Maryland House Travel Plaza along I-95 near Aberdeen will officially open to the public by midnight Thursday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority and plaza manager Areas USA. Around 6 p.m., last-minute details were...
  • Board OKs plan to build Purple Line with private partner

    Board OKs plan to build Purple Line with private partner
    The Board of Public Works gave its blessing Wednesday to an O'Malley administration plan to contract with a private sector partner to build, operate and help finance a $2.2 billion light rail line in the Washington suburbs. The board action clears the...
  • Residents hope bus hub brings new life to East Baltimore neighborhood

    Residents hope bus hub brings new life to East Baltimore neighborhood
    For decades, residents in the Midway neighborhood in East Baltimore have dealt with fumes, noise and the less-than-pleasing aesthetics of a major bus depot in their backyards. On Tuesday, federal, state and local officials gathered in the neighborhood in...
  • Kamenetz the kingmaker [Editorial]

    Kamenetz the kingmaker  [Editorial]
    For the third election in a row, a Baltimore County executive has the potential to play kingmaker in elections for other local offices, thanks both to what has been one of the most gaping loopholes in campaign finance law and the inability of the...
  • After delays, transit-oriented development starts to arrive

    After delays, transit-oriented development starts to arrive
    Maryland developers are once again digging into plans to build near rail stations, a sign that the appetite for development projects focused on transit may be coming back. This week, developers will break ground on a new 700-car parking garage and...