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Judge dissolves I-95 travel plaza restraining order

A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge Friday dissolved a restraining order that prevented the Board of Public Works from awarding a contract to redevelop two Interstate 95 travel plazas. With the restraining order rescinded, the board is free to vote ...

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Authority over Maryland tolls debated

ANNAPOLIS — Still bristling over recent toll hikes, a group of state lawmakers are calling for the General Assembly to reclaim the power to set tolls on Maryland tunnels, bridges and roads. “That’s what people send us here to do,” ...

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Hook up E-ZPasses: ICC no longer is free

The free ride is over. Drivers cruising the Inter-County Connector will pay to use Maryland’s most expensive highway starting Monday. The road — officially Route 200 — opened in full Nov. 22, providing motorists a high-speed connection between Interstates 95 ...

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Purple Line gets federal OK for preliminary engineering

ANNAPOLIS — A 16-mile light rail proposal between Bethesda and New Carrollton has received federal approval to move into a preliminary engineering phase, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday. The approval by the Federal Transit Administration means the project moves to ...

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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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Drivers decry plan for Maryland toll increases at 7th public hearing

More than 100 angry, toll-paying drivers decried a plan to raise the cost of traveling on some state roads, highways and tunnels twice in the next two years at Dundalk Middle School on Tuesday night. “It’s an absurdity to make ...

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Court of Appeals: MdTA’s “Take-Home Vehicle” program unenforceable

The state’s highest court has handed Gov. Martin O’Malley a win in a dispute with the union representing Maryland Transportation Authority police officers, finding that his administration had no duty to continue the “Take-Home Vehicle” program funded in the last ...

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