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Record crowd possible for Baltimore U2 concert

The Maryland Transit Administration is warning that crowd estimates for the U2 concert in Baltimore could break records. The crowd estimate for Wednesday’s concert at M&T Bank Stadium is now 80,000. The capacity for Ravens games is 71,000, and the ...

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Audit finds discrepancies in MTA ridership numbers

The Maryland Transit Administration reported to federal officials carrying 18 million more bus riders than it did when submitting ridership data to the state in fiscal 2009. That discrepancy is revealed in a new state audit by the Department of ...

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William Donald Schaefer saluted at his landmarks (access required)

Baltimoreans and tourists alike paid tribute to William Donald Schaefer on Tuesday as they visited city landmarks that reflected his influence. The former city councilman, mayor, comptroller and governor died Monday at the age of 89. Those who remembered his ...

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Project to be built near purple line in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING — Montgomery County officials say a mixed-used development will be built next to a future purple line light rail station in Silver Spring. Officials said Wednesday that the project will be built by the Donohue Cos. and the ...

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Md. needs more sustainable transit funding

ANNAPOLIS — When — and if — dozens of proposed transportation projects are completed, Maryland will be connected by 44 additional miles of light rail, another Baltimore train station, and more development around Metro stations. But without some change — ...

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Report: Metro governance needs shaking up

WASHINGTON — Metro needs “dramatic changes” to its governance in order to address persistent problems of funding, safety and management, a review task force concluded in recommendations released Wednesday. One of the central proposals is to include the governors of ...

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