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Maryland Department of Transportation

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  • Pump up the economy

    Pump up the economy
    The latest chart tracking Baltimore-area gasoline prices looks a bit like a sandwich cut in half diagonally, so steep is the decline. A gallon of unleaded has fallen about 28 cents per gallon (nearly 8 percent) since mid-October and is expected to fall...
  • Smooth holiday travel reported, with calm weather across U.S.

    Smooth holiday travel reported, with calm weather across U.S.
    Few disruptions were reported early Wednesday as the biggest travel day of the year began, with calm weather across most of the country. A handful of delays were reported among departures from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall...
  • Vote on $205 million MARC contract delayed

    Vote on $205 million MARC contract delayed
    The state Board of Public Works delayed action Wednesday on a $205 million contract under which a Canadian-based company would replace CSX Transportation as the operator of the MARC Camden and Brunswick rail commuter lines. The item was withdrawn from...
  • MTA recording bus conversations to eavesdrop on trouble

    MTA recording bus conversations to eavesdrop on trouble
    A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service has come under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers who say it may go too far....
  • The port: Baltimore's gateway to opportunity

    The port: Baltimore's gateway to opportunity
    With each passing week, the Port of Baltimore, the region and the entire state of Maryland edge closer to an opportunity that will give our market a major advantage in the competition for jobs and economic development. The expansion of the Panama Canal,...
  • Maryland braces for Hurricane Sandy

    Maryland braces for Hurricane Sandy
    As the eye of Hurricane Sandy loomed a few hundred miles to the southeast and the monster storm churned toward the Mid-Atlantic coast, Marylanders braced for the arrival of a weather system with the potential to be the most damaging to hit the United...
  • Traffic: Disabled vehicle blocks lanes at Fort McHenry Tunnel

    Traffic: Disabled vehicle blocks lanes at Fort McHenry Tunnel
    At 9 a.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation was reporting a disabled vehicle in the roadway at I-95 at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in the city. Three vehicles were involved and two of the four southbound lanes were reported closed. Elsewhere,...
  • Top Democrats seek votes to raise gas taxes

    Top Democrats seek votes to raise gas taxes
    With three weeks left in the General Assembly session, Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders have begun the painstaking process of rounding up the votes to raise taxes on gasoline — a move so unpopular it hasn't been done here since 1992....
  • Authority advises caution on ICC privatization

    Authority advises caution on ICC privatization
    The Maryland Transportation Authority has thrown some cold water on the idea of leasing the Intercounty Connector as a relatively pain-free way of raising money to pay for other projects – saying such deals are too complex to enter into without...
  • O'Malley, top Democrats propose higher taxes on gas

    O'Malley, top Democrats propose higher taxes on gas
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly are proposing to raise taxes on gasoline by $2 billion over five years to pay for highways, transit and other transportation projects. The legislation endorsed by the governor,...
  • Developers should pay for the proposed Purple Line, not Md. motorists

    Developers should pay for the proposed Purple Line, not Md. motorists
    The Maryland Department of Transportation wants to proceed with the light rail Purple Line at a newly raised price tag of $2.15 billion. The Purple Line now costs more than twice the rapid transit bus alternative while yielding only a 25 percent...