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Maryland Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • Tuesday traffic: Accidents on I-95, I-695

    An accident involving four vehicles on Interstate 695 near Camp Meade Road north of Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport in Anne Arundel County had closed one inner loop lane and the righthand shoulder as of about 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to...
  • Bike safety requires more than helmets

    Bike safety requires more than helmets
    Although I always wear a helmet when bicycling, the feel-good bill to mandate adult bike helmets has flaws ("Helmet bill gets objections from bike advocates," Feb. 13). First, the bill would adversely impact the poor, minorities, and immigrants who don'...
  • Local governments, police resist speed camera changes

    Local governments, police resist speed camera changes
    Local governments and police on Wednesday attacked a sweeping proposal to change Maryland's speed camera law. During the first hearing on whether to revamp a law that has been lucrative for local governments but also has sparked concerns about fairness,...
  • Miller reports progress on transportation revenue

    Miller reports progress on transportation revenue
    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller reported progress in discussions with Gov. Martin O'Malley on the issue of raising money for roads, bridges and transit projects, saying the governor could submit legislation of his own to fund transportation....
  • Theodore K. Sanderson Jr., port specialist

    Theodore K. Sanderson Jr., port specialist
    Theodore K. "TK" Sanderson Jr., a retired Maryland Port Administration operations specialist who was also an avid outdoorsman, died Oct. 24 from complications of Alzheimer's disease at his White Marsh home overlooking the Bird River. He was 77. "Ted...
  • State, CSX consider four sites in Baltimore for new terminal

    State, CSX consider four sites in Baltimore for new terminal
    The Maryland Department of Transportation is working with CSX Transportation to review four sites in Baltimore that the railroad company could use as a new multi-million-dollar cargo transfer facility needed to accommodate increased freight demands at the...
  • City train yard tentatively selected as site of port transfer station

    The state, city and CSX Transportation have tentatively selected the Mount Clare train yard in Southwest Baltimore for a roughly $90 million facility where containerized cargo would be transferred from trucks to trains, a project designed to improve the...
  • Meeting on Freedom area trail network set for Sept. 12

    ELDERSBURG — The next community meeting on the proposed Freedom Area Trail Network in Sykesville and Eldersburg will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., in the South Carroll Senior and Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road. Recently, a $55,...
  • Baltimore's good shipping news

    As shocking as it may seem, there are times when local government and the private sector can work together for mutual benefit in a way that promotes economic development while simultaneously protecting a community's quality of life. The $95 million plan...