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Nov 6, 2023

Maryland commission weighs new fees for electric, hybrid vehicles

A Maryland transportation commission is considering whether the state should adopt new registration fees for electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles.

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash along Interstate 695 on March 22, 2023, near Woodlawn. Multiple people were killed when a passenger vehicle pulled into a work zone along the Baltimore beltway and struck construction workers there, Maryland State Police said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Sep 21, 2023

Md. transportation officials consider more cameras, higher fines in work zones

Maryland’s transportation officials are considering adding more speed cameras to roadway work zones and increasing speeding fines in those areas.

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, 2022

Md. Port Administration receives $150K grant for coastal resiliency assessment

The Maryland Port Administration has been awarded a $150,000 Federal Emergency Management Administration grant.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan share a moment after signing a highway sign to mark the agreement between the two states to rebuild the American Legion Bridge, which connects the Capital Beltway between the two states over the Potomac River near Cabin John. (Flickr/Maryland GovPics)
Nov 18, 2022

Hogan highway project delayed, possibly dooming it with new governor

A new delay in contracts to widen portions of the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270 and the American Legion Bridge likely spells the end of a signature project as envisioned by Gov. Larry Hogan.

Dec 18, 2019

Federal review of Baltimore-Washington high-speed maglev project ‘paused’

The Federal Railroad Administration has temporarily halted its analysis of the proposed high-speed "maglev" train system in the Washington region to give those behind the project more time to provide details about its design and engineering.

Sep 19, 2019

Motorists should expect Bay Bridge delays for deck rehab

Maryland motorists are being told to expect major delays on the Bay Bridge beginning next week as a deck rehabilitation project gets underway.

Oct 4, 2018

Advocacy group sues MDOT for rejecting kitten experiment ads

A Virginia-based advocacy group is suing four Maryland transportation agencies for First Amendment violations after its ads opposing experiments on kittens were rejected.

Oct 1, 2018

Expanded ‘move over’ law taking effect in Maryland

A law requiring Maryland motorists to change lanes or slow down when passing work trucks is taking effect this week.

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.

Feb 23, 2018

MTA administrators ask for peer review of upkeep practices

Maryland Transportation Administration officials have asked for an outside review in the face of mounting criticism of the agency's maintenance issue handling.

Jul 21, 2017

State launches pilot program for digital driver’s license

GLEN BURNIE — Maryland has launched its pilot program for a phone-based digital driver’s license. The state’s transportation department said in a statement Thursday that volunteers are working with various institutions and businesses to test out the IDs. The state said the app will serve as a secure companion to physical IDs. They’re also more […]

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