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‘Special review’ further faults State Highway Administration

The State Highway Administration hid cost overruns, handed out redundant contracts and skirted outside reviews of other spending while engaging in too-cozy relationships with its contractors, according to state auditors. The Office of Legislative Audits blasted the SHA in July ...

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MTA, Keolis mum on bids to run MARC lines

The deadline for proposals to take over operation of two MARC commuter rail lines passed Monday, but the Maryland Transit Administration declined to release the names of bidders. The lucrative rail contract sparked a fervor in the General Assembly this ...

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Scope of Currie’s contract, actions at issue

Federal prosecutors opened their case against state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie on Tuesday by casting him as a greedy lawmaker who strong-armed state agency officials to benefit Shoppers Food Warehouse Corp., which paid him a “consulting” fee of nearly $250,000 ...

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Bartlett to lead Md. Transportation Authority

Gov. Martin O’Malley tapped Harold Bartlett on Tuesday to run the Maryland Transportation Authority, the toll agency that has been under fire recently for raising the cost to drive its tunnels, bridges and highways. Bartlett is a veteran of the ...

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Slip-and-fall suit against state survives motion to dismiss

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has allowed a negligence lawsuit against the state to proceed, despite defense objections that Maryland is not the proper defendant in the case. Tonita Whiting, 41, of Baltimore, filed suit against the state on ...

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Owings Mills project finally sees first shovel

Thanks to the intervention of the Maryland Department of Transportation, ground will be broken Thursday for the first building in the long-stalled $220 million Metro Centre at Owings Mills project. The Metro Centre at Owings Mills, a transit-oriented development at ...

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Maryland highway contractor questions SHA audit

An engineering executive said Wednesday his firm saw no problem with a State Highway Administration bidding process that yielded his firm a $16 million contract in 2008, and has since come under the scrutiny of state auditors. “I think some of these things are unfair and create a pretty poor perception of some public officials who are doing a pretty good job for the public," said Steve Zentz, a partner with Rummel, Klepper & Kahl. RK&K and KCI Technologies won the contract Oct. 15 2008. Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson Inc. was awarded a similar five-year, $16 million contract for construction management and inspection services in Montgomery and Prince George's counties about two months later. The Department of Legislative Services report found SHA did not follow its normal procurement process in awarding the contracts.

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Opinions – Office of Administrative Hearings: 7/5/11

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & MENTAL HYGIENE Medical Assistance — Long-term care penalty period Appellant v. Baltimore County Department of Social Services OAH No.: DHMH-BCNY-10A-11-04129 Decision by: ALJ Nicole Pastore Klein Decision Issued: April 18, 2011 RecordFax No. 11-0419-50, 11 pages. ...

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Joe Nathanson: Teleworking slow to catch on in Baltimore

With gasoline prices still bouncing around in the $3.75 to $4 per gallon range, area commuters are once again considering their alternatives. Carpooling and vanpooling, which offers a trade-off of cost sharing for more limited schedule flexibility, might be getting ...

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