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Maryland Department of Transportation

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  • 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....
  • After record growth, Maryland cruise terminal at capacity

    After record growth, Maryland cruise terminal at capacity
    Seven years after opening the South Locust Point cruise ship berth and terminal, Maryland port officials have a problem: capacity, as in, not enough. Without expansion, the record-breaking annual statistics will plateau at about 100 cruises and 241,000...
  • House committee approves gas tax increase

    House committee approves gas tax increase
    A House of Delegates committee approved a plan Monday to raise taxes on gasoline by 3.8 cents July 1 as part of broader revenue package to pay for transportation projects. The rise in the gas tax, which would be followed by more increases over the next...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Miller says state must act now to fund transportation

    Miller says state must act now to fund transportation
    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller testified Wednesday that Maryland's shortage of funds for transportation projects is a crisis that needs to be addressed now. Appearing before the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, Miller said his proposed...
  • 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,...
  • 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...