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State pledges another $400M toward building of Purple Line (access required)

Maryland officials said Monday they plan to spend $650 million on transportation projects in Montgomery County, including new money for the light rail Purple Line and the first significant expenditure on the Corridor Cities Transitway bus rapid transit system.

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O’Malley to swear in transportation secretary

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is swearing in a new transportation secretary. Jim Smith, the former Baltimore County executive, will be sworn in at a ceremony in Annapolis on Tuesday. The position had been vacant since Beverley Swaim-Staley resigned a ...

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FAA safety oversight of aircraft repairs faulted

WASHINGTON — The government’s oversight of hundreds of domestic and overseas repair stations that service U.S. airliners is ineffective and doesn’t target the factors most likely to present safety risks, the Department of Transportation’s inspector general said Monday. The Federal ...

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Baltimore suspends speed, red light cameras

Baltimore has temporarily suspended its troubled speed and red-light camera program. The city’s Department of Transportation announced the suspension in a statement Tuesday afternoon. The statement noted that two “clerical mistakes” involving citations had been found. Acting transportation director Frank ...

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Report: Virgin America best U.S. airline in 2012

WASHINGTON — Virgin America did the best job for its customers among leading U.S. airlines last year, a report said Monday, as carriers overall had their second best performance in the more than the two decades since researchers began measuring ...

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Audit hits MDOT procurement procedures

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Transportation violated procurement procedures by allowing some contractors to perform work outside the scope of their original contracts without rebidding the jobs and without the approval of the state Board of Public Works, auditors ...

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12 Baltimore employees accused of theft

A dozen employees of Baltimore’s Department of Transportation are being accused of stealing nearly $60,000 in scrap metal and may be fired. In a report released Friday, Inspector General David N. McClintock wrote that the employees took heavy-gauge cable from ...

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Week in review – 9/28/12 (access required)

City wants to shift funds to bridge A plan to build a $32.9 million bridge from the foot of Central Avenue near Fells Point across a small inlet to Harbor Point — the site of the new Exelon Corp. divisional ...

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City wants to retarget road funds (access required)

A plan to build a $32.9 million bridge from the foot of Central Avenue near Fells Point across a small inlet to Harbor Point — the site of the new Exelon Corp. divisional headquarters — will receive money originally targeted for other Baltimore road projects already in the pipeline, if officials at the city’s Department of Transportation have their way.

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