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Editorial: For whom the tolls rise

Just before Marylanders began the summer ritual of heading for the beach in large numbers came word that state transportation officials are considering hefty toll hikes. Good. Maryland’s toll roads and bridges are another part of our transportation infrastructure that ...

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Maryland House gives initial OK to capital budget

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Tuesday to Maryland’s fiscal year 2012 capital budget, which authorizes $925 million in new borrowing for infrastructure. The capital budget includes $250 million for school construction. There’s also $198 million for ...

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Turner: $35M Westport infrastructure project to begin this summer

A $35 million infrastructure project that will lay the groundwork for Westport’s first apartment building will begin this summer, the project’s developer said Thursday. Patrick Turner gave members of the Urban Land Institute an update on the construction and uses ...

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David R. Craig: Maryland needs to meet its unfulfilled BRAC obligations

As we enter the final year for Maryland’s implementation of its preparations for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), I applaud the progress made to date by all levels of government and by the private sector to prepare for the influx ...

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Report: $800M a year more needed for Md. transportation infrastructure

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland should raise $800 million more in annual transportation funding to shore up the state’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund, a commission recommended Monday. The 28-member Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding also recommended amending the state’s constitution ...

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O’Malley urges continued infrastructure investment

WASHINGTON — In the face of tough economic challenges, states must continue to invest in infrastructure, education and innovation, Gov. Martin O’Malley said in testimony before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee Wednesday. The committee guides the Democratic legislative ...

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Donald C. Fry: Assembly leaders back disingenuous gas tax

State lawmakers face a session of reckoning during the Maryland General Assembly’s next three months in Annapolis. First, they face an estimated $1.6 billion operating budget deficit for the fiscal year that begins July 1 without benefit of more than ...

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Business leaders: Lawmakers need to raise money for roads

State and federal lawmakers need to raise more money to repair aging roads, bridges and rail lines, and build the next generation of transportation infrastructure, business leaders and public officials said Wednesday. “To have a first-class transportation system, whether it ...

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