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Maryland Department of Transportation

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  • 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....
  • Traffic: Accident on I-295 south near Route 198

    Traffic: Accident on I-295 south near Route 198
    As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, traffic was slow on I-295 southbound near Route 198, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on I-70 eastbound near U.S. 29 in Howard County and Route 91 at Route 140 in Finksburg. A disabled vehicle was slowing...
  • I-95 plaza bidder prompts questions

    I-95 plaza bidder prompts questions
    The state is poised to approve a 35-year deal with the U.S. unit of a Spanish hospitality company to rebuild and manage two travel plazas on Interstate 95 even as questions emerge about its track record and experience. The Board of Public Works meets...
  • Judge blocks award of travel plazas contract

    Judge blocks award of travel plazas contract
    A circuit judge blocked the award of a contract worth up to a half-billion dollars to a Miami-based company to build and operate two travel plazas on Interstate 95, saying it appeared the state did not follow its own procurement law. The decision...
  • Senate budget calls for transit fare increase

    A provision of a Senate budget bill that passed Thursday would -- if accepted by the House -- require the Maryland Transit Administration to raise fares on its core services in Baltimore to keep pace with inflation. The clause in the annual budget...
  • GenderStrategy: Career advancement shouldn't be a catfight

    GenderStrategy: Career advancement shouldn't be a catfight
    After years navigating the office politics of both big business and government, Trent Kittleman had seen her share of women sidelined for promotions in favor of their male counterparts. It niggled at her, because by 2002, while she was working as minority...
  • 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...