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Maryland Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • From vibrations to mosquitoes, plans to replace B&P tunnel draw concerns

    From vibrations to mosquitoes, plans to replace B&P tunnel draw concerns
    The options recently shortlisted for replacing the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel — which carries passenger trains along inefficient curves beneath West Baltimore — have attracted a variety of concerns from residents. Some registered fears about...
  • 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...
  • Train delays due to 'excessive water infiltration' into B&P tunnel, Amtrak says

    Train delays due to 'excessive water infiltration' into B&P tunnel, Amtrak says
    The need to replace the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel that winds its way beneath West Baltimore became evident once again this week, as crews descended on a portion of the nearly 150-year-old rail bore to conduct emergency track work. According to Amtrak,...
  • Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding

    Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding
    The head of Amtrak questioned whether a continuing study of replacement options for the troubled 140-year-old Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel under West Baltimore is a "waste of time," given what he sees as a national failure to commit adequate funding to...
  • 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....
  • Options for B&P tunnel replacement narrow as Amtrak considers future

    Options for B&P tunnel replacement narrow as Amtrak considers future
    State and federal officials narrowed the options for replacing an old Baltimore tunnel that bottlenecks East Coast passenger rail to two, one of which could displace residents of a poor west-side neighborhood already plagued by vacant homes. The two...