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Laslo Boyd: State Center — no guarantee but worth the risk

The problem is an out-of-date state office building complex in midtown Baltimore. The solution, championed by two governors who didn’t agree on anything else and now by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is a $1.5 billion development called State Center. The project ...

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UM researcher develops wireless bridge monitor

COLLEGE PARK — A University of Maryland researcher says he has developed a wireless bridge monitoring system to test for problems like those that brought down a Minneapolis bridge four years ago. University of Maryland electrical engineering researcher Mehdi Kalantari ...

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State Highway Administration chief Pedersen will retire

Neil J. Pedersen, who led the State Highway Administration for more than eight years, will step down from his post at the end of the month, the agency announced Wednesday. Pedersen will remain with the administration into the fall in ...

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Md. approves diverging diamond “concept”

The State Highway Administration has provided a little post-holiday clarity after Tuesday’s story on the wacky diverging diamond traffic pattern that some planners think will alleviate congestion at the interchange at Arundel Mills Boulevard and Maryland 295. SHA has approved ...

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Amtrak, 15 states including Maryland get $2 billion that Florida lost

Amtrak and rail projects in 15 states — as well as a bridge replacement in Maryland — are being awarded the $2 billion that Florida lost after the governor canceled plans for high-speed train service, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said ...

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William Donald Schaefer rites likely to snarl downtown traffic this week

Downtown traffic patterns will be complex this week as the cortege of former Gov. William Donald Schaefer passes through city neighborhoods for a final tipping of the wings Monday followed by Schaefer’s funeral on Wednesday. The city’s Department of Transportation ...

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AirTran No. 1 in performance, but travelers’ complaints rise

WASHINGTON — Low-cost carrier AirTran had the best overall performance of the 16 largest U.S. carriers last year in an annual study of airline quality released Monday, knocking the previous leader — Hawaiian Airlines — into second place. Regional air ...

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Police unveil angry message in parcel to O’Malley

PIKESVILLE — Two packages sent to Maryland’s governor and transportation secretary that ignited when they were opened contained the same note railing against highway signs urging motorists to report suspicious activity, investigators revealed Friday. The message read: “Report suspicious activity! ...

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