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Maryland Department of Transportation

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  • MTA ridership drops as fare increase looms

    MTA ridership drops as fare increase looms
    Fewer commuters in Maryland chose public buses and trains last fiscal year than in each of the three years prior, adding pressure to an already beleaguered Maryland Transit Administration just as it prepares to saddle frustrated riders with a fare...
  • A Hogan decision to kill Red Line or Purple Line would be highly unusual

    A Hogan decision to kill Red Line or Purple Line would be highly unusual
    A decision by Gov. Larry Hogan to scuttle either the Red Line or the Purple Line, the long-planned light rail projects in Baltimore and the Washington suburbs, would be highly unusual because it would involve turning down nearly $2 billion in federal...
  • Md speed limits could reach 70 mph

    Md speed limits could reach 70 mph
    Maryland lawmakers voted Thursday to increase the maximum speed on interstate highways to 70 mph, but don't hit the gas pedal just yet. Legislation likely headed to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk would give state highway officials authority to bump up the...
  • Maryland Senate approves Cabinet appointments

    The Maryland Senate has confirmed four of Gov. Larry Hogan's Cabinet appointments. The Senate voted 47-0 Friday for the governor's nominees. One of them is Pete Rahn, who is Hogan's choice to lead the Maryland Department of Transportation. Ben Grumbles,...
  • Miller says higher education nominee could face rocky confirmation

    Miller says higher education nominee could face rocky confirmation
    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller predicted Wednesday that Gov. Larry Hogan's nominee to head the Maryland Higher Education Commission could face a rocky confirmation process. At the same time, Miller said he intends to vote to approve Hogan's...
  • Highway expansion a waste of money

    Highway expansion a waste of money
    Last week, a piece of concrete smashed onto a woman's car as she drove underneath a structurally deficient bridge in Prince George's County. There are about 80 structurally deficient bridges in Maryland maintained by the state and more than 300 if we...
  • Schools close, region blanketed following overnight snow

    Schools close, region blanketed following overnight snow
    A wintry storm system moving north through the Mid-Atlantic region blanketed Baltimore overnight with a layer of snow between 3-5 inches around the region, the most this winter. Schools in Baltimore City as well as Anne Arundel, Harford, Howard and...
  • Fatal crash, 49-car wreck follow unexpected freezing rain in Baltimore area

    Fatal crash, 49-car wreck follow unexpected freezing rain in Baltimore area
    A fatal crash in northern Harford County and a 49-car wreck near the Baltimore-Howard county line followed a slippery Sunday morning that began with an unexpected band of freezing rain. Police in multiple jurisdictions reported crashes "way too many to...
  • A good pick for transportation

    A good pick for transportation
    I applaud Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's choice of Pete Rahn to lead the Maryland Department of Transportation ("Hogan names Mitchell adviser," Jan. 14). Mr. Rahn also headed transportation departments in Missouri and New Mexico, two states that like Maryland...
  • Biking advocates bemoan slow pace of promised safety improvements

    Biking advocates bemoan slow pace of promised safety improvements
    As the number of bicyclists has risen in Baltimore and across the nation in the last decade, city planners and other government officials have responded with a broad range of initiatives. They've set aside millions of dollars for designated bike lanes....
  • Maryland launches app to help users avoid drunken driving

    Maryland launches app to help users avoid drunken driving
    A new app developed by the state of Maryland to help users avoid drunken driving is now available for free download in online Google and Apple stores. The app, called ENDUI, lets users enter their gender and weight, the types of alcoholic drinks they've...