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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Correction: Ocean City Repairs story

    In a story Feb. 25 about plans to repair an Ocean City bridge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the MDTA would fix it. The State Highway Administration, not the Maryland Transportation Authority, will repair the bridge. A corrected...
  • SunRail expansion pushed back to summer 2017

    SunRail expansion pushed back to summer 2017
    The planned SunRail commuter-train expansion south into Osceola County and north to DeLand in Volusia County will be delayed by at least six months, pushing back the projected start date to the summer of 2017. Difficulties in securing $126 million in...
  • SHA receives grant to improve real-time travel information for three congested roads

    SHA receives grant to improve real-time travel information for three congested roads
    The State Highway Administration has been awarded a $200,000 federal planning grant for the installation of a state-of-the-art real-time travel information system on three congested traffic arteries between Baltimore and Washington, the Federal Highway...
  • Documents: Driver in fatal DC crash may have been on drugs

    The driver of an SUV that hit and killed a young attorney standing on a sidewalk in downtown Washington, D.C. appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was driving nearly triple the speed limit at the time of the crash, according to court...
  • Speed kills, so why raise the limit?

    Speed kills, so why raise the limit?
    Here's a great example of the phrase "those who fail to plan, plan to fail:" State lawmakers recently voted to increase the maximum speed limit on some state highways to 70 mph ("Maryland Senate votes to raise maximum speed limit to 70 mph," Feb. 19)....
  • Fracking benefits the wealthy few at the expense of the many

    Fracking benefits the wealthy few at the expense of the many
    For months, the mantra of the Western Maryland delegation in Annapolis has been "Restore the highway user fees!" While the mantra continues to be sung loud and clear, the delegation is 100 percent behind hydraulic fracturing. One might ask what is the...
  • Md. highway administration prepares for rush hour snow

    The Maryland State Highway Administration says it is preparing for a Thursday morning snow storm expected to impact southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore. Officials say the highway administration will deploy additional crews to assist with...
  • Replacement picked for transit boss criticized in snowstorms

    An interim leader has been picked for the city's public transit system after its general manager resigned this month amid heavy criticism and commuter frustration over service disruptions during a series of major snowstorms. State Department of...
  • Montgomery Road railroad crossing work planned for summer

    Aurora officials are looking at getting improvements done this summer at the Canadian National railroad crossing on Montgomery Road. To start the process, the Aurora City Council has to authorize Mayor Tom Weisner to execute an agreement with the...
  • Transportation groups gather for rally outside Utah Capitol

    Truckers and cyclists found common cause on Wednesday morning as they rallied outside the Capitol in favor of improvements to Utah's transportation system. The Utah Transportation Coalition organized a slate of lawmakers and local officials to speak...
  • MdTA to alternate northbound Fort McHenry Tunnel bore closures for ongoing repair work

    MdTA to alternate northbound Fort McHenry Tunnel bore closures for ongoing repair work
    Alternating closures of the two northbound bores of the Fort McHenry Tunnel will continue for the foreseeable future during off-peak traffic periods as crews continue emergency repairs to underground sump pump discharge and water lines, according to the...