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Apr 18, 2023

After fatal work zone crash, officials urge safer driving; procession to honor those killed

Maryland officials implored drivers to be safer around construction zones and said there will be a procession along highways to honor those injured or killed in work zone crashes.

A MARC commuter train crossing the Edmondson Highway bridge in west Baltimore. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record).
Apr 13, 2023

MDOT partners with Delaware, Virginia to expand MARC service

Maryland has partnered with Delaware and Virginia to potentially expand MARC train service to Newark and Alexandria.

Nov 22, 2021

At-risk transportation projects still in plans but not moving yet, DOT chief says

A vote providing regional support to a highway project backed by Gov. Larry Hogan has not yet changed the fate of at least five other projects threatened by the two-term governor. Funding for five regional highway projects was at risk after Hogan linked them to the fate of a proposed toll lane expansion under consideration by a key regional […]

Nov 5, 2021

New contractors picked to restart Maryland’s Purple Line

RIVERDALE — Maryland transportation officials have picked new contractors to restart the stalled Purple Line light-rail project in Washington’s inner suburbs, state officials and a private consortium managing the project said Friday. Dragados USA and OHL USA, American subsidiaries of major Spanish construction firms, will replace the team that quit last year after years of […]

Sep 10, 2021

Work to begin on smart energy bus depot in Montgomery County

AlphaStruxure will begin construction on the Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot, an electric bus charging infrastructure project in Montgomery County.

Apr 4, 2019

After Wow Air closes, critics see flaws in US regulation

WASHINGTON – A purple Airbus jetliner with bright white lettering sat in silence in a dark corner of Newark Liberty International Airport. Another was parked at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The idle jetliners are remnants of Wow Air, which closed suddenly a week ago, stranding passengers in the United States and abroad. The […]

Mar 1, 2019

Southwest sues mechanics union, alleges deliberate slowdowns

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines has raised the stakes in a showdown with its union of aircraft mechanics by filing a lawsuit over what it claims is an illegal work slowdown that is grounding planes and disrupting flights. It is Southwest’s second lawsuit in three years against the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association and the result of […]

Sep 10, 2018

Elected officials ask CSX about plans for Baltimore tunnel

Members of Maryland's congressional delegation want CSX Transportation to explain where things stand with a train tunnel project officials had hoped would bring more cargo to the Port of Baltimore.

Jul 19, 2018

$60M expansion, renovation of BWI’s Southwest terminal approved

A request for a $60 million expansion and renovation of the Southwest Airline terminal at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport led to a rare public disagreement between the governor and comptroller on the handling of a controversial change in landing patterns at the airport.

Jun 4, 2018

Southwest Airlines says passengers are slow to return after Flight 1380 death

Southwest Airline's first passenger fatality is still costing the company money and expected to drag down sales well into the summer travel season.

May 9, 2018

Hogan’s plan to widen B-W Parkway hits federal roadblock

Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to ease commute times on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway is being clogged, at least temporarily, by congestion of the federal government kind.

Apr 20, 2018

Hogan calls for new highway contract; Rahn recuses himself from process

Gov. Larry Hogan ordered his state transportation secretary Friday to seek a new contract to oversee the largest public-private highway project in the country saying a recent contract that was put on hold lacked public transparency.

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